Covid-19 crisis and stock market prices

1 December, 2020

IIRC: Covid-19 crisis ‘has underscored the relevance of sustainability’

When the Covid-19 pandemic hit South Africa, the country went into one of the harshest lockdowns in the world. In response, Anglo-American’s South African iron ore subsidiary,
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...
Compass showing net zero carbon target

17 November, 2020

From A to Zero: how to build a credible corporate net zero strategy

Over the past 18 months, the gears have shifted when it comes to climate change, with pressure for both transparency and proactivity now coming from seemingly every angle: the general public, governme...
EU flag

3 November, 2020

Brussels pushes ahead with project for new European governance

Efforts by the European Commission to introduce new corporate governance laws have stepped up a gear, with a fresh consultation proposing mandatory human rights due diligence and new obligations on co...
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...
directors' duties, ESG

26 October, 2020

Legal CSR measures are ‘fraught with conceptual contradictions’

Does enshrining corporate social responsibility (CSR) in law work? A new study of examples from around the world reveals mixed results, with room for improvement in most jurisdictions. And it sugge...
Global stewardship

26 October, 2020

The ICGN Global Stewardship Principles: 2020 revisions

The International Corporate Governance Network (ICGN) celebrates its 25th anniversary this year, normally a time for great...
Businessman looks at green graph showing growth

23 October, 2020

Harvard experts slam EU report on long-term strategic thinking

Four Harvard professors have criticised a recent European Commission report that proposes reforms to encourage long-term strategic thinking. The commission’s
sustainability committee, green boardroom

2 October, 2020

Board directors ‘lack specific sustainability knowledge’

The climate crisis means companies must become sustainable, but are their boardrooms up to the job? New research suggests many are not.
Review of Non-Financial Reporting Directive

23 September, 2020

EcoAct sustainability study warns of FTSE 100 performance gap

Companies are doing better on combatting the climate crisis and yet there is a “performance gap” to confront, especially in the FTSE 100. This conclusion comes from