ESG, environment, sustainability

14 February, 2019

Why integrating ESG is the key to sustainable business

Many of the world’s leading companies have ESG policies embedded within their operations. Some, like Unilever, place their credentials at the forefront of their corporate identity; others may not se...

3 January, 2019

Sustainability imperative

When the experts sat down to write the UK’s new Corporate Governance Code earlier this year, they drafted a critical first principle. The role of the board is to “promote the long-term sustainable...

20 December, 2018

Survey reveals boards struggle with sustainability

Board members are confident that they understand the importance of addressing sustainability, but a new survey also reveals that leadership teams are still grappling with how to build the right polici...
sustainability, climate change

14 December, 2018

Debate heats up over sustainability reporting

The debate over company reporting is heating up once again. This time over sustainability issues. The EU may have brought into effect a new directive on non-financial reporting but there are many who ...
BlackRock

26 October, 2018

BlackRock’s sustainable investment ambition

It was probably inevitable, but the fact that the world’s largest fund manager has thrown its weight behind sustainable investing really puts down a marker. [pull-left]“Sustainable investing wi...
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...
carbon-free economy, digital tech, transition

16 October, 2018

Prepare for the transition to a zero-carbon, digital economy

Over the next few decades, the labour force is in for a bumpy ride, as the transition to a low-carbon environment and the rise of new technologies converge to change the current employme...
Sweden, Swedish flag, sustainability reporting

15 October, 2018

Country profile: Sweden

Fast Facts GDP in 2016: US$511bn (£389bn) GDP gr...
global warming, carbon emissions

10 October, 2018

Global warming: business on the front line

Sometimes it takes a blast of cold air to wake someone up. Policymakers and business leaders received such a shock this week with the publication of a report, which demanded drastic action if the worl...
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...