Construction workers on a building site

18 March, 2021

Covid-19 is forcing us to rethink responsible approaches to business

The race to find Covid-19 vaccines is still far from over, yet there is cautious optimism that we will gradually return to normality during 2021. It is however already evident that companies with robu...
Businessman looks at green graph showing growth

9 March, 2021

Business leaders issue warning on governance rules and sustainability

This week a fightback began in support of European Commission effort’s to redraw corporate governance so it promotes sustainability. In an
Board members looking at corporate reports

9 March, 2021

Winning the case for sustainable corporate governance

How far it is sufficient for business sustainability to be built into company reporting, and whether this is also necessary in respect to board obligations, will reach a watershed moment in the forthc...
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:
Team of people linking hands at sunrise

29 January, 2021

Why 2021 is a year of opportunity for boards to build business resilience

The IIRC’s founder and Chair Emeritus, Professor Judge Mervyn King, recently said that “business is a part of society, not apart from society”. This message has never been more relevant than in ...
Ladder leading to target

16 September, 2020

Four principles to keep your business’s social purpose goals on track

The role of a business’s social purpose came to the fore in April last year. One of the largest business groups in the US—the Business Roundtable—called for companies to
Lightbulbs on a green background

28 August, 2020

Going green benefits businesses—and should be central to their recovery

The onset of the pandemic and the ensuing lockdown have imperilled businesses worldwide. It will be

27 July, 2020

A blueprint for business to transition to a nature-positive future

The average person today is 4.4 times richer and lives 25 years longer than in 1950. The Great Acceleration, however, has been brought to a screeching halt by the Covid-19 pandemic. It is clear ...
world map representing new capitalism, bail-outs

21 April, 2020

Government bail-outs indicate ‘shift in mindset’ towards societal purpose

Denmark’s recent statements on bail-outs for companies illustrates a trend seen widely at the moment: if companies want state aid they have to do right by the societies in which they do business. ...
executive pay

16 April, 2020

Asset managers urge restraint on executive pay during pandemic

The Covid-19 pandemic has placed executive pay back on the agenda of asset managers and they in turn are issuing fresh warnings to boards. This week saw two investment managers make a point of highlig...