sustainable funds, sustainability, growth

12 August, 2019

Sustainable funds prosper as strategic shift gathers pace

The evidence that fund managers across Europe have switched their attention to the sustainability of their stock picks grew this week, this time with research revealing proof of the strategic shift—...
ESG, environment, sustainability

9 August, 2019

Better Alignment Project maps the road to sustainability

Building a corporate reporting system that is effective, robust and reflective of the realities of doing business in the modern day is central to the work of the
Rio Tinto

1 July, 2019

Workforce Disclosure Initiative puts pressure on big names

A fresh set of companies, including one of the largest supermarket chains in the world, are under pressure to disclose more information about the way they treat their workers.
EU flag, European Union, EU, shareholder rights directive

12 June, 2019

Revised EU Shareholder Rights Directive puts engagement in the spotlight

This is a big week for governance, asset managers and pension fund trustees, with the EU’s revised
Louis Vuitton sign, LVMH

30 May, 2019

Asset manager urges separation of chair and CEO roles

A major investment manager has called for companies to separate the roles of CEO and chair, and improve remuneration disclosure, after surveying the top companies across Europe.
wind turbines, ESG

24 May, 2019

New approach aims to improve transparency of ESG information

Environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing is one of the fastest growing areas of investment management—experts believe it could almost double over the next five years. But the problem has...
wind turbines, climate change, ESG, LGIM

8 May, 2019

ESG reporting: what is the endgame?

On a chilly evening in early December 2018 the Oxford Union was filled to capacity to witness a debate on the seemingly arcane topic of non-financial information. The motion before the House was th...
climate change

16 April, 2019

Shareholders focus attention on diversity and climate

If you are a company chair and fail to ensure your board is diverse you can bet some significant shareholders will now vote against your reappointment. That’s the message this week from Legal and...
solar panels, solar, sustainability, impact

4 April, 2019

What impact investments mean for boards

Impact investing is making waves in the financial world. Based on the idea that asset managers invest “
green, growth, sustainability

7 March, 2019

How accountants can help build a culture of sustainability

Good business decisions start with reliable information. Qualified accountants provide this information to decision makers in both the public and private sectors, bringing trust, integrity and trans...