worker in warehouse stacking boxes

30 April, 2020

Companies ‘failing to demonstrate oversight of vulnerable workers’

More than eight out of ten companies are failing to respond to investor demands to demonstrate how they are have oversight of their most vulnerable workers, according to new research. The
social gap caused by inequality

27 April, 2020

Social factors ‘now key to good corporate governance’ says ICGN

The Covid-19 pandemic has revealed social failings and inequalities that has prompted the elevation of “social factors” to a new level of importance in corporate governance, according to a group r...
Covid-19, coronavirus

4 March, 2020

Covid-19: UK business institutions and advisers set out likely impact

The urgency over coronavirus is ramping up. The Bank of England, the Treasury, regulators and professional bodies have all either issued reassurances about their response to Covid-19, or warnings abou...
Coronavirus risk

18 February, 2020

FRC issues advice on coronavirus risk disclosures

Concern about the impact of coronavirus (COVID-19) on business has reached such an extent that regulators have revealed companies will have to consider whether it is a disclosable risk, while there is...
smoke from coal-powered plant stacks

27 January, 2020

How to hold businesses to account on carbon? Include their supply chains

Donald Trump may not believe climate change is happening, but most business leaders do and it is no surprise to see it
Nowegian flag, Norway human rights

6 December, 2019

Norway pushes for mandatory human rights due diligence

Norway has become the latest country to push for mandatory human rights due diligence, with large companies having to check their supply chains and face new reporting obligations on their actions to p...
German Reichstag, Germany

12 September, 2019

Campaigners call for German supply chain law to protect human rights

German companies face calls for a new supply chain law designed to protect against environmental and human rights abuses in the production of the goods and services they buy. This week a coalition ...
due diligence, global supply chains

9 September, 2019

Strategic shifts are needed to ensure due diligence in global supply chains

Over the past years, the global fragmentation of value chains has allowed economies of scale and gains of competitiveness. However, the complexity of the value chains has made it more and more difficu...
global outsourcing

19 July, 2019

Outsourcing: the risks and rewards of a multi-faceted tool

Discussion of outsourcing has travelled a long way. Once used to cut costs, the process of transferring in-house processes and functions to an external provider has now become a core part of achieving...
British and EU flags, Brexit

16 January, 2019

Brexit, cybersecurity and climate change lead risk concerns for 2019

Even as prime minister Theresa May this week failed to gain parliamentary support for a Brexit deal, the country was being warned that the UK’s departure from the EU could “blind” corporate lead...