German Reichstag, Germany

12 September, 2019

Campaigners call for German supply chain law to protect human rights

German companies face calls for a new supply chain law designed to protect against environmental and human rights abuses in the production of the goods and services they buy. This week a coalition ...
directors' duties, ESG

11 September, 2019

UK directors’ duties ‘include ESG responsibilities’ says legal expert

Debate over the precise implications of UK law on directors’ duties was given fresh legs this week with publication of a legal memorandum warning that failure to consider environmental, social and g...
Canada, Canadian flag

11 April, 2019

Country profile: Canada

Fast facts GDP in 2017 US$1.7trn GDP growth in 2018 1.8% Population 37m Inflation in 2018 2.4% Heavy construction
people, crowd, workers, employees

1 April, 2019

More work needed on workforce disclosures

In an age when companies are coming to terms with calls from all directions to define their societal purpose, it is logical that some should focus on the way workers are treated. Employees form per...
corporate crime

3 October, 2017

Corporate tax evasion crimes added to Criminal Finances Act

New corporate criminal offences of failure to prevent the facilitation of UK and foreign tax evasion have been implemented under Part 3 of the Criminal Finances Act 2017.