BlackRock

26 Oct, 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 Oct, 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 Oct, 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 Oct, 2018

Country profile: Sweden

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

10 Oct, 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 Oct, 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...
Financial Reporting Council, Paul George, FRC

31 Jul, 2018

Strategic report guidance amended to include ‘broader impact’

Revised guidance has been issued by the financial reporting watchdog on the strategic report, in a bid to encourage companies to “consider wider stakeholders and broader matters” impacting perform...
Secret Ned, sustainability, sustainable business

27 Jul, 2018

Survey to reveal sustainability thinking among boards

  The Leadership in Corporate Sustainability Survey has been launched by Board Agenda in partnership with Mazars, the international au...
CSR, corporate social responsibility

24 Jul, 2018

Follow the rules of corporate obligation, and reap the rewards

While it might be considered that the prime responsibility of company directors and managers is to grow the company, and thereby also grow the returns to owners and investors, this is ac...
Responsible investment, ESG

14 Jun, 2018

ESG: is it truly being integrated with investment decisions?

Reading the transparency reports submitted by signatories to the UN Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), it becomes clear that asset managers take widely different approaches in the integratio...