goals, sustainable development

17 October, 2018

Sustainable Development Goals: which comes first?

In 2015, to establish a combined global effort to tackle the world’s most pressing challenges, the United Nations set out 17 specific social and economic development goals, which natio...
Dr Hans-Christoph Hirt

4 October, 2018

Stewardship vanguard: Hans-Christoph Hirt, Hermes EOS

Asked to assess how companies are performing against his stewardship priorities for 2018, Dr Hans-Christoph Hirt notes the progress of key issues...
Business ethics, Mazars

1 October, 2018

Business ethics and building a strong ethical culture

Examples of questionable ethical behaviour by organisations and their employees are easy to find. Consider staff at banks such as Barclays fixing the London interbank offered rate (Libor...
OECD Principles, responsible business

12 September, 2018

Responsible business conduct: the OECD way

Businesses now have the latest tool to aid them in their efforts to trade responsibly. The
Ethical, ethics, Scrabble

1 June, 2018

OECD publishes guidance on responsible business due diligence

Forty-eight countries have signed up to OECD guidance on due diligence for responsible business conduct. The
sustainability, environment, ESG, ethics, inclusive capitalism

25 May, 2018

How business can recognise the true value of people and communities

We need to fundamentally change how we recognise the true value of business. Today only 20% of the market capitalisation of companies can be explained by financial assets like cash or real estate. ...
Larry Fink, BlackRock

23 May, 2018

Asset managers devise questions for “purpose-led” companies

A group of ten asset managers have formulated questions for boards to assess whether their businesses are “genuinely purpose-led”. Investors with assets worth $8trn, including BlackRock, Legal ...
Larry Fink, BlackRock

19 March, 2018

BlackRock reveals more details on its engagement priorities

BlackRock, the world's largest investor, has attempted to put flesh on the bones of its CEO's statement in January about the topics it expects to prioritise for engagement this year. In a
Jane Diplock, IIRC

16 March, 2018

Paradigm shift: Jane Diplock, IIRC

Tipping points are sometimes hard to see when they’re actually happening. Much easier to spot them in retrospect, when the faultlines between the past and present are more easily defined. When it...
Katharina Latif, Allianz

2 March, 2018

Core strengths: Katharina Latif, Allianz

A team of “crazy experts” preoccupied with what was once deemed an “ivory tower topic,” the climate and sustainability unit at German insurance giant All...