Where are the proposals to reinvigorate the London Stock Exchange and boost both public and private UK equity markets?
Mars CEO defends ESG and purpose; US president vetoes anti-ESG bill; trust can negatively affect M&As; Centrica chief’s £4.5m pay packet.
Decarbonising ‘brown’ industries; funds pulled from BlackRock; the legitimacy of dual class shares; investors slow to address sustainability.
The FRC has commissioned a review to investigate how ESG ratings agencies and proxy advisers affect investment decisions.
Researchers say firms may exaggerate their ESG performance over fears that investors will divest from their stock.
Stewardship starts with the character of the company, and at its core is the idea that a business is conducted to meet human and social needs.
The pandemic has underlined the importance of sustainable investing to global progress on ESG and stakeholder governance.
This year has seen 111 mega deals, up on last year’s 97, despite the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and uncertainty over Brexit.
Researchers found that firms’ ESG ratings were also “significantly negatively associated with returns” in the Q2 recovery period.
Asset manager says separated roles provide “a better balance of authority and responsibility”, which aligns with the long-term interests of investors.