BlackRock offices in San Francisco

27 January, 2021

Annual BlackRock CEO letter focuses on climate and diversity

Companies wait expectantly for the annual CEO letter from Larry Fink, chief executive of BlackRock, the world’s biggest fund manager.
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13 January, 2021

Investor group calls for shareholder votes on climate strategy

Efforts are under way to increase boardroom accountability for climate strategy. The Investor Forum, a group representing UK institutional investors, has called for a “say on climate”—a non-b...
Board members discussing ESG

1 December, 2020

Does your board have the ESG skills they need for future success?

While we can all agree that the word “unprecedented” is overused today, this year has seen several distressing events take place on a global scale—bushfires destroying homes and wildlife in Aust...
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30 November, 2020

Watchdog’s ire provoked by ‘vague’ purpose statements

Regulators are a little disappointed. While the world is calling on companies to better define their purpose, it’s not going as well as it should. A review of governance statements from 100 UK co...
Person placing final piece of jigsaw puzzle

10 November, 2020

How 2020 has sparked acceleration to a comprehensive reporting system

2020 has undoubtedly been a crisis year. The global pandemic, climate change and the challenges of inequality and the infrastructure gap have tested organisations’ resilience like never before, and ...
BlackRock building

30 October, 2020

BlackRock backs global sustainability reporting standards

BlackRock, the world’s biggest fund manager, has put its shoulder behind the creation of a single set of global sustainability reporting standards. The support is timely. If implemented, new stan...
Interconnected points on a globe

30 October, 2020

Sustainability in spotlight at IIRC Global Conference

The growing importance of integrated reporting will be explored in November when experts, business leaders and investors from around the world gather online to explore the issue of sustainable value c...
Corporate reports on a boardroom table

9 October, 2020

FRC proposes ‘public interest report’ to highlight stakeholder issues

With all the talk of stakeholder interests in business it was only a matter of time before corporate reporting began to catch up. And so it has. This week sees the UK reporting watchdog issue proposal...
Review of Non-Financial Reporting Directive

4 August, 2020

Companies should embrace Europe’s roadmap to stakeholder capitalism

It is now de rigueur for for any company seeking to respond to the urgency of climate change and the imperative of responsible business conduct to pledge to "serve their stakeholders". The...
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13 May, 2020

LGIM to vote against ExxonMobil chair over climate concerns

If there is one company that attracts the ire of those concerned with protecting the environment it is the world’s second largest oil company, ExxonMobil. The company’s history is not only one of ...