climate change

29 November, 2017

Are directors courting legal action by keeping quiet on climate risk?

In the UK, as in many other countries, directors are legally required to consider material financial risks facing their business, and to report these risks in their corporate disclosures. This can oft...
low-carbon economy, carbon footprint, sustainability

27 November, 2017

Every board has a role in the transition to a low-carbon economy

It is a quote attributed to Henry Ford: “Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t—you're right.” The saying is common within management advice, expressing the important ...
Larry Fink, BlackRock

21 March, 2017

Climate risk a key issue for 2017, says BlackRock

BlackRock, the world's largest investor, has said that climate risk will be a key issue for engagement in 2017. The investor's statement also offers an early sign that it expects directors to hee...
climate change

1 March, 2017

Watchdog worried climate disclosures will lead to ‘checklist mentality’

The UK's governance watchdog is concerned that guidance on climate change disclosure from a body set up by the G20 will encourage a "checklist mentality" and that their scale could "impair" their usef...
climate change

15 December, 2016

Task Force releases climate risk recommendations

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8 August, 2016

Peer review for governance principles

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7 September, 2015

OECD launches governance principles

The OECD has released its revised principles on corporate governance as part of the G20 m...