SEC seal

9 April, 2021

Controversy as US moves towards mandatory ESG disclosures

The US is set to enter a full blown debate over environmental, social and governance (ESG) disclosures. Last month the Securities and Exchange Commission’s acting chair Allison Herren Lee signalled ...
Group of diverse men and women

29 March, 2021

State Street Global Advisors CEO calls for improved diversity reporting

There is “striking lack” of publicly available information when it comes to racial and ethnic diversity inside companies, according to the head of one of the world’s largest investment managers....
Woman on arrow heading to the top

25 June, 2020

Investors want gender diversity on boards—but aren’t sure about targets

A majority of the world’s institutional investors believe gender diversity on corporate boards is important. But far fewer believe prescriptive targets are the right means for achieving that diversi...
carbon emissions, CO2, sustainability reporting

18 February, 2020

Better sustainability disclosures require clear reporting boundaries

Following news of Oxford Brookes University’s recent analysis and the
Warning sign alerting climate risk

13 February, 2020

UK government set to implement mandatory TCFD reporting

The move to have UK companies report on climate-related risks using guidelines from the Task Force on Climate-related Fina...
executive pay, pay, remuneration, pay ratios, corporate governance, finance

13 December, 2019

UK CEOs ‘not incentivised’ to focus on their environmental impact

Are chief executives rewarded for tackling the climate crisis? Not in the UK it seems. In fact, far from it. Research from remuneration experts at Vlerick Business School in Ghent has found that UK...
Hong Kong

14 August, 2019

Controversy in Hong Kong over mandatory ESG reporting

While protests over Hong Kong’s political future make headlines around the world, there is another much quieter battle going on behind the scenes over the future of the territory’s corporate gover...
EU, European Union, European Commission

10 July, 2017

New guidelines for non-financial reporting aim to be ‘business-oriented’

The European Commission has published non-binding 
reporting, financial reporting, audit, annual reports, corporate reporting

26 June, 2017

What’s next for corporate reporting: the technology question

The future of corporate reporting is a subject attracting much attention of late, with a flourish of activity in this space in recent years. In the UK we have seen an explosion in non-financial dis...