carbon emissions, CO2, sustainability reporting

18 February, 2020

Better sustainability disclosures require clear reporting boundaries

Following news of Oxford Brookes University’s recent analysis and the
EU Non-Financial Reporting Directive, sustainability report

17 February, 2020

Most EU non-financial reporting is ‘poor quality’

There’s a lot of sustainability reporting going on in companies across Europe, but the quality is not very good. That’s the message from a campaign group,
smoke from coal-powered plant stacks

27 January, 2020

How to hold businesses to account on carbon? Include their supply chains

Donald Trump may not believe climate change is happening, but most business leaders do and it is no surprise to see it
sustainability reporting, ESG, CSR

21 January, 2020

Narrow sustainability reporting boundaries ‘can amount to greenwashing’

The use of data is always contentious and so it proves with measures of sustainability. According to a new study, FTSE 100 companies
world map representing new capitalism, bail-outs

21 January, 2020

How boards can help shape the future of capitalism

Like the captain and crew of RMS Titanic, corporate boards have often been distanced from emerging realities by rank, training and environmental intelligence. But there are early signals that the 2...
BlackRock building

15 January, 2020

BlackRock CEO letter issues warning on sustainability disclosures

Boards and directors have been placed on notice that the world’s biggest fund manager will vote against if they fail to adapt to making sustainability disclosures. The warning to act or lose the ...
Hong Kong skyline

14 January, 2020

Hong Kong companies ‘failing to integrate ESG’ into policies and planning

Hong Kong markets often draw the eye of global observers, but this time it's for the wrong reasons. A report says that companies in the territory have yet to integrate environmental, social and govern...
2020 sign

2 January, 2020

Key trends in corporate governance for 2020

'The government needs to push through key business reforms' Roger Barker, head of corporate governance at the
sustainability committee, green boardroom

16 December, 2019

Global leadership on sustainability requires greener boards

By now all major companies have some sort of policy on sustainability and/or environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues. There is mounting pressure on boards of directors from shareholders, cus...
smoke from coal-powered plant stacks

11 October, 2019

Better data and consolidated standards needed to drive ESG investing

When investors and their advisers gather there is a single recurring theme that arises again and again: environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing. So it was in Paris this week as the gre...