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 ...
people wearing face masks against Covid-19

1 June, 2020

Covid-19 pandemic ‘has accelerated shift to stakeholderism’

There have been many claims that stakeholder capitalism is the future for business, particularly since the beginning of the Covid-19 crisis. But one group says it now has evidence that stakeholder ...
BlackRock building

18 May, 2020

Business Roundtable members ‘should become benefit corporations’

Academics have called on member of the Business Roundtable—whose luminaries include Jeff Bezos of Amazon and Larry Fink of BlackRock—adopt the legal status of benefit corporations to ensure their ...
Exxon Mobil logo

13 May, 2020

LGIM to vote against ExxonMobil chair over climate concerns

If there is one company that attracts the ire of those concerned with protecting the environment it is the world’s second largest oil company, ExxonMobil. The company’s history is not only one of ...
world and magnifying glass, Supreme Audit Institutions

14 April, 2020

Auditing global progress on the UN Sustainable Development Goals

As the Covid-19 pandemic has tragically brought to the fore, most countries face interlinked challenges of entrenched inequalities, uneven access to public goods and insufficient support for those mos...
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