standardisation, box ticking

9 March, 2020

EcoDa warns that sustainability standardisation ‘promotes box-ticking’

The European Union is attempting to improve non-financial reporting, but it has already received a warning. Indeed, officials have been told that standardisation of company information and metrics pri...
future, opportunity, risk management

26 February, 2020

Accountants must help business confront the challenge of climate change

As we head towards November’s COP26 in Glasgow, 14 accountancy bodies around the world—including five bodies based in the UK—have joined forces in a call to action to fight against climate chang...
EU NFRD review

24 February, 2020

EU set to review its Non-Financial Reporting Directive

Barely two years after it came into effect, senior figures have confirmed the European Union’s Non-Financial Reporting Directive (NFRD) is to undergo review. The review will look closely at impro...
UK climate reporting, ice cap

21 February, 2020

UK watchdog to review companies’ climate reporting

Like it or not, the climate-risk reporting of UK companies is about to come under close scrutiny. This week the UK’s corporate reporting watchdog, the
carbon emissions, CO2, sustainability reporting

18 February, 2020

Better sustainability disclosures require clear reporting boundaries

Following news of Oxford Brookes University’s recent analysis and the
EU Non-Financial Reporting Directive, sustainability report

17 February, 2020

Most EU non-financial reporting is ‘poor quality’

There’s a lot of sustainability reporting going on in companies across Europe, but the quality is not very good. That’s the message from a campaign group,
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
sustainability reporting, ESG, CSR

21 January, 2020

Narrow sustainability reporting boundaries ‘can amount to greenwashing’

The use of data is always contentious and so it proves with measures of sustainability. According to a new study, FTSE 100 companies
new capitalism, world map

21 January, 2020

How boards can help shape the future of capitalism

Like the captain and crew of RMS Titanic, corporate boards have often been distanced from emerging realities by rank, training and environmental intelligence. But there are early signals that the 2...
BlackRock

15 January, 2020

BlackRock CEO letter issues warning on sustainability disclosures

Boards and directors have been placed on notice that the world’s biggest fund manager will vote against if they fail to adapt to making sustainability disclosures. The warning to act or lose the ...