stock market listings

30 October, 2019

Sustainable investment set to grow as investors focus on climate

Sustainable investment has improved its profile among asset owners and managers, indicating that further pressure to adapt to climate change is on the way for corporate boards. Researchers spoke to...
boardroom, board executives

25 October, 2019

New UK stewardship code puts focus on investor engagement

Investor engagement with boards and companies is set to come under much closer scrutiny following the release of a new stewardship code by the UK’s watchdog for corporate reporting and governance. ...
sustainability reporting, ESG, CSR

23 October, 2019

Investors believe companies are ‘falling short’ on climate reporting

The pressure on companies to disclose more information about their climate-related issues was stepped up this week with a report from a UK watchdog revealing investor disappointment about the current ...
climate, climate change, ice melting

23 October, 2019

TCFD summit confirms climate risk should be your board’s priority

The recent global summit of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosure (TCFD) made it clear that companies will increasingly be subject to challenge on management of climate risk by regula...
solar panels, solar, sustainability, impact, ESG

6 September, 2019

US boards increase engagement with investors’ ESG concerns

Investors and US boards appear to be agreeing more often on environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues, according to statistics from proxy advisory firm
Rio Tinto

1 July, 2019

Workforce Disclosure Initiative puts pressure on big names

A fresh set of companies, including one of the largest supermarket chains in the world, are under pressure to disclose more information about the way they treat their workers.
EU flag, European Union, EU, shareholder rights directive

12 June, 2019

Revised EU Shareholder Rights Directive puts engagement in the spotlight

This is a big week for governance, asset managers and pension fund trustees, with the EU’s revised
workplace, worker, workforce disclosure

7 June, 2019

Why workforce disclosure is a governance issue

We are in an era in which mainstream asset managers are paying closer attention to both the direct impacts and the externalities of their investments. This applies equally to how they deliver sustaina...
city, eye, data, breach, cybersecurity, big brother

3 May, 2019

The outlook for governance in 2019

This could be a significant year in the development of governance. Among the big topics in 2019, boards need to get to grips with cybersecurity, manage the changing nature of engagement and come to te...
chairs, overboarding

29 April, 2019

How many chairships is too many?

Reading through the policy guide of proxy advisory firm Gla...