carbon emissions, CO2

24 January, 2020

UK firms urged to improve carbon emissions reporting

UK companies need to improve their carbon emissions reporting, according to new research. The study uncovered big spikes in reported emissions, suggesting unexplained volatility. The examination of...
global capitalism, systemic risks

21 January, 2020

How boards can help shape the future of capitalism

Like the captain and crew of RMS Titanic, corporate boards have often been distanced from emerging realities by rank, training and environmental intelligence. But there are early signals that the 2...
Hong Kong skyline, Hong Kong ESG

14 January, 2020

Hong Kong companies ‘failing to integrate ESG’ into policies and planning

Hong Kong markets often draw the eye of global observers, but this time it's for the wrong reasons. A report says that companies in the territory have yet to integrate environmental, social and govern...
Extinction Rebellion, climate change

23 December, 2019

2019: The year in governance

It’s that time we when we look back on 2019 and try to make sense of it all, impose some meaning and shape on the issues as they unfolded throughout the past 12 months. One thing we won’t do, h...
sustainability committee, green boardroom

16 December, 2019

Global leadership on sustainability requires greener boards

By now all major companies have some sort of policy on sustainability and/or environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues. There is mounting pressure on boards of directors from shareholders, cus...

10 December, 2019

European agreement on sustainable business taxonomy divides opinion

European institutions have taken a step closer to agreeing definitions of what constitutes green business activity. The end of last week saw the commission president and the European Parliament rea...
sustainability reporting, ESG, CSR

26 November, 2019

MSCI goes public with ESG ratings for 2,800 companies

For many companies, today will represent a new era of public exposure on their environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance.
revolutionary fist graffiti on wall

6 November, 2019

When fighting social injustice clashes with shareholder demands

The idea that business leaders are unsympathetic to social, political and economic concerns is largely a myth. Indeed, many leaders care deeply about such issues, but the reality is that society’s d...
boardroom, board executives

25 October, 2019

New UK stewardship code puts focus on investor engagement

Investor engagement with boards and companies is set to come under much closer scrutiny following the release of a new stewardship code by the UK’s watchdog for corporate reporting and governance. ...
UN flag

21 October, 2019

UN treaty renews focus on the role of business in human rights

In recent week officials, diplomats and academics gathered at the United Nations in Geneva to debate the details of