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
Businessman handing over a cheque

21 September, 2020

When corporate social responsibility is mostly for show

In developed economies, consumers have been saying it loud and clear: corporate social responsibility (CSR) is a must, not a nice-to-have. As far back as 2010, more than 88% of consumers thought firms...
Rio Tinto

11 September, 2020

Governance week: Rio Tinto, ESG, climate risk, Aussie audit

Fallout for Rio Tinto The equivalent of going nuclear in governance is clearing out a company’s leadership. This week investors managed to detonate a bomb under Rio Tinto when the chief ex...
Warning sign alerting climate risk

9 September, 2020

Only 8% of UK businesses have ‘fully-fledged’ climate risk plan

Outside of Covid-19, climate remains the biggest agenda issue for society. And yet doubts are emerging over the readiness of big business to tackle global warming. Fresh research published this wee...
Lightbulbs on a green background

28 August, 2020

Going green benefits businesses—and should be central to their recovery

The onset of the pandemic and the ensuing lockdown have imperilled businesses worldwide. It will be
sustainability encouraging growth

25 August, 2020

How to make the most of a chief sustainability officer

A novelty in the C-suite not so long ago, the chief sustainability officer (CSO) is fast becoming a fixture in companies of note as climate change and inequality increasingly dominate global attention...
EU flag

3 August, 2020

EU urges firms to focus on long-term strategy over short-term goals

If there is one theme that characterises debate about corporate governance over the past decade it is the conflict between short-term and long-term strategy and decision-making. The European Commis...

27 July, 2020

A blueprint for business to transition to a nature-positive future

The average person today is 4.4 times richer and lives 25 years longer than in 1950. The Great Acceleration, however, has been brought to a screeching halt by the Covid-19 pandemic. It is clear ...
IoD corporate governance centre, London

29 June, 2020

Institute of Directors launches new corporate governance centre

The UK will this week become home to a new centre studying corporate governance, aimed in part at resolving issues thrown up by the Covid-19 pandemic. Established by the Institute of Directors, tho...
Shareholder meeting

19 June, 2020

Norges Bank issues warning over shareholder proposals

Norges Bank Investment Management, the investment vehicle for the world’s largest sovereign wealth fund, has issued new voting guidance warning other investors that shareholder proposals should not ...