Website of Alphabet, Google's parent company

15 April, 2021

Ethical investor Trillium issues warning to Alphabet over whistleblowing

Alphabet, the parent company of Google, is under pressure to improve whistleblowing procedures in a move that heightens publicity around the ethics of artificial intelligence and the treatment of work...
EU flag with wind turbines

12 April, 2021

Academics issue ‘call for reflection’ on EU corporate governance reforms

Dozens of academics from across Europe and and the US have called on the EU to pause for thought before pushing ahead with reforms to corporate governance aimed at improving sustainability. Dubbing...
Board members looking at corporate reports

9 March, 2021

Winning the case for sustainable corporate governance

How far it is sufficient for business sustainability to be built into company reporting, and whether this is also necessary in respect to board obligations, will reach a watershed moment in the forthc...
Businessman looks at green graph showing growth

23 October, 2020

Harvard experts slam EU report on long-term strategic thinking

Four Harvard professors have criticised a recent European Commission report that proposes reforms to encourage long-term strategic thinking. The commission’s
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...
EU flag

3 August, 2020

EU urges firms to focus on long-term strategy over short-term goals

If there is one theme that characterises debate about corporate governance over the past decade it is the conflict between short-term and long-term strategy and decision-making. The European Commis...
global vs local stamps, the rise of protectionism

26 May, 2020

Growth in protectionism ‘threatens corporate governance’

Usually when the conversation turns to protectionism it’s about its ability to stymie global trade and, as a result, damage economies. But according to academics it has another effect: it undermines...
world map representing new capitalism, bail-outs

21 April, 2020

Government bail-outs indicate ‘shift in mindset’ towards societal purpose

Denmark’s recent statements on bail-outs for companies illustrates a trend seen widely at the moment: if companies want state aid they have to do right by the societies in which they do business. ...
Laptop showing 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 flag with wind turbines

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...