In a move to boost sustainability assurance and cut greenwash, auditors are given ‘a clear framework of expected behaviour’.
What is the role of directors and the board in embedding ESG in the strategy and operations of the organisation?
There is a need for firms to make ‘clearer, more decision-useful disclosures’, says the Financial Reporting Council.
The International Sustainability Standards Board’s guidance is aimed at improving trust in climate-related disclosures.
The ICGN also seeks clarity on what role boards will play in supervising due diligence under the forthcoming EU directive.
Alan Jope tells Davos that consumer habits, costs and recruitment mean that Unilever has to put ESG ‘at the heart of our business model’.
Global business and investment leaders are calling for the integration of sustainability concerns in corporate governance frameworks.
Larry Fink calls on firms to publish their strategies to support a net zero economy and “improve diversity, equity and inclusion”.
The Investor Forum says greater shareholder influence over climate strategy will increase pressure on boards to meet UK net zero targets.
2020 has been a pivotal year in which even sceptical leaders have been forced to reckon with ESG’s vital role in business strategy.