Review of Non-Financial Reporting Directive

4 August, 2020

Companies should embrace Europe’s roadmap to stakeholder capitalism

It is now de rigueur for for any company seeking to respond to the urgency of climate change and the imperative of responsible business conduct to pledge to "serve their stakeholders". The...
standardisation, box ticking

9 March, 2020

EcoDa warns that sustainability standardisation ‘promotes box-ticking’

The European Union is attempting to improve non-financial reporting, but it has already received a warning. Indeed, officials have been told that standardisation of company information and metrics pri...
EU NFRD review

24 February, 2020

EU set to review its Non-Financial Reporting Directive

Barely two years after it came into effect, senior figures have confirmed the European Union’s Non-Financial Reporting Directive (NFRD) is to undergo review. The review will look closely at impro...
UK climate reporting, ice cap

21 February, 2020

UK watchdog to review companies’ climate reporting

Like it or not, the climate-risk reporting of UK companies is about to come under close scrutiny. This week the UK’s corporate reporting watchdog, the
Review of Non-Financial Reporting Directive

17 February, 2020

Most EU non-financial reporting is ‘poor quality’

There’s a lot of sustainability reporting going on in companies across Europe, but the quality is not very good. That’s the message from a campaign group,
sustainability reporting, ESG, CSR

19 September, 2019

Net effects of mandatory CSR reporting ‘difficult to assess’

If there’s one method for encouraging companies into a “sustainability” frame of mind it is the plea that they adopt a form of disclosure scheme that reveals their corporate social responsibilit...
diversity, board composition

16 July, 2019

‘Practical actions needed’ to improve board diversity

Companies have begun to boast about their achievements in making their boardrooms more diverse. Research regularly reveals diversity is improving. But there is still some way to go. Whether on gend...
climate change crisis, integrated climate reporting

3 June, 2019

Climate change ‘is biggest risk factor for businesses’ say CEOs

Big businesses now see climate change as the biggest risk they face, according to research out this week. A global survey of chief executives by professional services firm KPMG now places climate a...
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...
EU flag, EU sustainability, Sustainable Finance

18 April, 2019

Legal & Regulatory roundup

FRC stewardship code underlines 'outcomes' A