David Nussbaum, Drax, sustainability

17 November, 2017

Well connected: David Nussbaum, Drax

It’s counterintuitive. David Nussbaum, a former chief executive of the World Wildlife Fund in the UK, has been appointed non-executive director...
corporate reporting, ESG reporting

15 November, 2017

Too many ESG measures lead to reporting fatigue

Given the importance of sustainability to current business models, it is no surprise that those measures which rate company performance on enviro...
UN SDGs, Sustainable Development Goals

14 November, 2017

Call for more corporate reporting on UN Sustainable Development Goals

The UK’s corporate governance watchdog should explore ways to increase transparency in corporate reporting of company contributions towards the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), according...
Secret Ned, sustainability, sustainable business

13 November, 2017

Secret Ned: The serious dream of sustainability

You will be pleased to hear that this is going to be a serious Secret Ned. About time, some may say. It's serious because we are talking a...

13 November, 2017

ESG low priority for more than half of Japanese companies, survey shows

A survey of Japanese companies has found that more than half, 58%, have no interest in joining an index that measures performance on environmental, social or governance (ESG) metrics. The news come...
Higgins, The Bored, sustainability

10 November, 2017

The Bored: Higgins on (un)sustainability

There's always a buzzword, isn’t there? Only, this one is here to stay. ...
Robert Swannell, M&S

9 November, 2017

A leading role for the future: Robert Swannell, M&S

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Cape Town, South Africa, King IV, corporate governance

3 November, 2017

South Africa needs a stepped-up approach to governance

South Africa’s economy continues to struggle and faces significant headwinds in the immediate future. Against this backdrop, a stepped-up approach to good gover...
sustainability, sustainable business, responsible business

1 November, 2017

Sense in sustainability: the changing focus for boards

Sustainability has become more than a trendy buzzword in business in the past few years as an increasing number of companies are putting it at the centre of their strategies.

13 October, 2017

Enduring institutions prosper through serving society

The real economic challenge facing the board and executive team of a listed company is not to maximise value for existing shareholders, or even to create shareholder wealth per se. Instead, it is to b...