Professor Colin Mayer, British Academy

7 April, 2020

No more business as usual: Professor Colin Mayer, Saïd Business School

Covid-19 has presented business with its biggest challenge since the financial crisis of 2008. Perhaps one of the most pressing questions is whether the development of “purposeful” businesses will...
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...
EU NFRD review

10 December, 2019

European agreement on sustainable business taxonomy divides opinion

European institutions have taken a step closer to agreeing definitions of what constitutes green business activity. The end of last week saw the commission president and the European Parliament rea...
sustainable business word cloud, taxonomy of sustainable finance

9 December, 2019

Designing a suitable taxonomy for a sustainable future

The Sustainable Finance Action Plan is a milestone of the EU policy on issues relating to ESG and adaptation to climate change. A number of legislative proposals have accompanied the action plan in or...
sustainability reporting, ESG, CSR

23 October, 2019

Investors believe companies are ‘falling short’ on climate reporting

The pressure on companies to disclose more information about their climate-related issues was stepped up this week with a report from a UK watchdog revealing investor disappointment about the current ...
climate, climate change, ice melting

23 October, 2019

TCFD summit confirms climate risk should be your board’s priority

The recent global summit of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosure (TCFD) made it clear that companies will increasingly be subject to challenge on management of climate risk by regula...
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...
Mark Carney

8 October, 2019

Mark Carney predicts more action on climate-related risk disclosures

The pressure on companies to provide more and higher quality climate-related risk disclosures is only going to increase, according to the governor of the Bank of England.
climate change

30 September, 2019

Sasja Beslik: global finance industry ‘is the key to a sustainable future’

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wind turbines, climate change, ESG, LGIM

25 September, 2019

PRI policy chief warns that capital markets ‘remain unsustainable’

“We haven’t yet seen the transition necessary,” says Will Martindale, head of policy and research at campaign group Pri...