Japan, GPIF, ESG, investment, Tokyo stock exchange

2 January, 2018

Japanese companies face call for rapid improvement on ESG

The world's largest pension fund, the Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF) of Japan, wants to see its home market become the fastest-improving country on ESG rankings in 2018. GPIF's chief inv...
time, change, corporate governance

22 December, 2017

Twenty-five years of the UK Corporate Governance Code

On December 17, 2010, Tarek el-Tayeb Mohamed Bouazizi, a street vendor, set fire to himself in protest at being harassed by the police in the provincial Tunisian city of Sidi Bouzid. In this act of de...
Sweden, Swedish flag, sustainability reporting

18 December, 2017

Lessons from Sweden in sustainable business

There is an increasing trend among companies across the globe to report on their sustainability. As well as information on the company’s economic performance, this includes information on how it ...
governance code, UK Corporate Governance Code, FRC

5 December, 2017

Plans released for ‘shorter, sharper’ UK Corporate Governance Code

Proposals for a “shorter, sharper” UK Corporate Governance Code have been published by the Financial Reporting Council (FRC). Building on the findings from the

5 December, 2017

UK’s new governance code targets corporate culture, wider society and pay

A proposed new UK corporate governance code will stress the need for boards to consider their “contribution to wider society” and place new responsibilities on directors to manage company culture....
climate change

28 November, 2017

Investment consultants warned of climate change risks

Investment consultants for defined benefit pension schemes have been warned that they could face legal risks if they fail to properly integrate climate into their work for trustees. In a new report...
Daniel Schmid, SAP, sustainability

24 November, 2017

Sustaining momentum: Daniel Schmid, SAP

“Put yourself in my shoes,” says Daniel Schmid. “It couldn’t be better.” The chief sustaina...
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...