A letter to the European Union asks that definitions in the coming directive are consistent with guidelines from the UN and OECD.
As the new rules wend their way through the EU drafting process, interested parties from all sides clamour to be heard.
Campaigners ask European Council to widen the ambit of EU Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence directive.
Campaigners fear that ‘limited’ EU draft directives on corporate reporting will hinder the creation of a ‘sustainable and just economy’.
A report from Glass Lewis has found that while corporate governance measures are addressing climate change, companies vary in how they are tackling the issue.
The need to maintain ties with the EU could see more European representatives appointed to UK boards, according to Odgers Berndtson’s Virginia Bottomley.
European legislators aim to improve safeguards by proposing an EU-wide responsibility for companies to set up whistleblowing procedures.
HSBC bank reports its spending on preparations for departure from the EU, while working on a contingency plan that assumes the UK will leave the single market and customs union.
The European Union should introduce compulsory human rights due diligence for companies to check their supply chains, argues campaign group the European Coalition for Corporate Justice.
An EU directive will aim to create improved corporate culture, with new regulations forcing companies to maintain records on beneficial owners.