CSO with green tie and leaf in his top pocket

9 February, 2021

Norges Bank rejects idea of standards for board sustainability skills

Sustainability is a key issue for boards but should it require specific boardroom skills? Not necessarily, according to one of the world’s biggest investors. Norges Bank, Norway’s sovereign wea...
Green skyscrapers against a blue sky

4 February, 2021

How boards can steer companies to ‘build back better’

When the history of the Covid-19 pandemic is written, it will no doubt note how, in one fell swoop, the bug accomplished something humanity had long struggled to do:
BlackRock offices in San Francisco

27 January, 2021

Annual BlackRock CEO letter focuses on climate and diversity

Companies wait expectantly for the annual CEO letter from Larry Fink, chief executive of BlackRock, the world’s biggest fund manager.
M&S store in Manchester, UK

16 December, 2020

Board moves: Tamara Ingram to chair new M&S ESG committee

M&S has announced the creation of an ESG board sub-committee, alongside plans to re-launch its
Board meeting in a forest

11 December, 2020

It’s time for sustainability to be the big issue in the boardroom

The European Commission’s recent motion for a European Parliament resolution to set out concrete obligations on sustainable governance for companies, and a new framework for defining company directo...
Sacha Sadan, LGIM

9 December, 2020

LGIM’s Sacha Sadan on stewardship and sustainability

In our latest podcast we interview Sacha Sadan, director of investment stewardship at Legal and General Investment Management (LGIM) and one of fund management’s most influential thinkers on corpora...
sustainability committee, green boardroom

8 December, 2020

‘Future generations’ clause in section 172 could boost sustainability

Calls for companies to be more sustainable currently echo from many quarters. For the most part this is embodied in demands for new kinds of corporate reporting. However, academics looking at the prob...
Covid-19 crisis and stock market prices

1 December, 2020

IIRC: Covid-19 crisis ‘has underscored the relevance of sustainability’

When the Covid-19 pandemic hit South Africa, the country went into one of the harshest lockdowns in the world. In response, Anglo-American’s South African iron ore subsidiary,
Board members discussing ESG

1 December, 2020

Does your board have the ESG skills they need for future success?

While we can all agree that the word “unprecedented” is overused today, this year has seen several distressing events take place on a global scale—bushfires destroying homes and wildlife in Aust...
Compass showing net zero carbon target

17 November, 2020

From A to Zero: how to build a credible corporate net zero strategy

Over the past 18 months, the gears have shifted when it comes to climate change, with pressure for both transparency and proactivity now coming from seemingly every angle: the general public, governme...