ESG

5 June, 2019

ESG catalysts: how consumers can change corporations

It is a cold December morning in Paris. A group of concerned investors is gathered in a conference room with a beautiful view. We are all there to discuss environmental, social and governance matters ...
UN SDGs, Sustainable Development Goals

4 June, 2019

New drive to integrate UN SDGs into corporate reporting

Efforts to place the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) front and centre of business thinking are to receive a shot in the arm following a new agreement to integrate them into corporate repor...
Jane Diplock, IIRC

16 March, 2018

Paradigm shift: Jane Diplock, IIRC

Tipping points are sometimes hard to see when they’re actually happening. Much easier to spot them in retrospect, when the faultlines between the past and present are more easily defined. When it...
Tokyo

19 February, 2018

Integrated reporting the focus for ICGN-IIRC gathering

Companies must go further than historical financial performance and look to “integrated reporting” as a means to help investors fully understand risks and opportunities, according to the chief exe...
sustainable business, sustainable growth, green economy, sustainable development

6 November, 2017

Sustainable development means securing the future of business

We need to turn our approach to sustainable development on its head. We need to get it out of our minds that committing to sustainable development is about doing ...
Reputation

5 October, 2017

Reputation for the long term requires a change of attitude

Only a decade or so ago Deutsche Bank was one of the darlings of the investment banking world, winning headlines like “Deutsche Uber Alles” as it went around the globe gobbling up rivals and eatin...

1 August, 2017

Human capital disclosure – resist, comply or exploit?

On 6 July 2017, the Human Capital Management Coalit...
Richard Howitt, IIRC

31 July, 2017

IIRC marks advances in integrated reporting, but ‘work to be done’ in US

The reach of the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC) increased by more than half during 2016, according to the body's annual report. The IIRC also celebrated bringing on board China's...
David Nussbaum, Drax, sustainable business, corporate social responsibility

20 July, 2017

Drax builds sustainability credentials with Nussbaum appointment

In a sign that sustainability issues have moved to the centre of corporate thinking, David Nussbaum, a former chief executive of the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), has become a non-executive direct...
EU flag, EU sustainability, Sustainable Finance

14 July, 2017

Fiduciary duties must include ‘sustainability risk’, says EU group

The fiduciary duties of directors should include a responsibility to manage long-term sustainability risks, according to the