smoke from coal-powered plant stacks

11 October, 2019

Better data and consolidated standards needed to drive ESG investing

When investors and their advisers gather there is a single recurring theme that arises again and again: environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing. So it was in Paris this week as the gre...
sustainability reporting, ESG, CSR

19 September, 2019

Net effects of mandatory CSR reporting ‘difficult to assess’

If there’s one method for encouraging companies into a “sustainability” frame of mind it is the plea that they adopt a form of disclosure scheme that reveals their corporate social responsibilit...
ESG

5 June, 2019

ESG catalysts: how consumers can change corporations

It is a cold December morning in Paris. A group of concerned investors is gathered in a conference room with a beautiful view. We are all there to discuss environmental, social and governance matters ...
wind turbines, climate change, ESG, LGIM

8 May, 2019

ESG reporting: what is the endgame?

On a chilly evening in early December 2018 the Oxford Union was filled to capacity to witness a debate on the seemingly arcane topic of non-financial information. The motion before the House was th...
Financial Reporting Council, Paul George, FRC

31 July, 2018

Strategic report guidance amended to include ‘broader impact’

Revised guidance has been issued by the financial reporting watchdog on the strategic report, in a bid to encourage companies to “consider wider stakeholders and broader matters” impacting perform...
Brussels, Belgium, Belgian business

14 March, 2018

Belgian business groups publish guide on non-financial reporting law

A group of Belgian stakeholders have put together guidelines to help business leaders implement a law introduced last year on non-financial reporting. The VBO/FEB (Union of Belgian businesses), the...
Annual Reporting in 2016/17, EY, annual reports

28 September, 2017

Annual reports swell in size and content improves, but work to be done

Despite ongoing concerns about the legibility and accessibility of annual reports, their length has increased,
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