climate change

17 October, 2018

Regulators make climate demands of financial services

It’s little more than a week since the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Chang...
global warming, carbon emissions

10 October, 2018

Global warming: business on the front line

Sometimes it takes a blast of cold air to wake someone up. Policymakers and business leaders received such a shock this week with the publication of a report, which demanded drastic action if the worl...
climate change

4 June, 2018

Corporate and pension schemes must report climate change risk

New climate change law will be foisted onto companies if regulators fail to help them follow best practice on reporting. The House of Commons’ Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) today said that ...
power station, climate change

8 February, 2018

Investors’ fiduciary duty should ‘require’ attention to climate change

The UK's investment regulation should be reformed so that fiduciary duties for investors include a consideration of climate change and ESG (environmental, social and governance) issues. The call co...
climate change, climate risk

15 January, 2018

MPs ask if voluntary climate-risk reporting recommendations are enough

An influential committee of MPs will this week begin an inquiry which will include whether climate-change-risk disclosure recommendations made by an international task force should be mandatory. Th...
climate change

29 November, 2017

Are directors courting legal action by keeping quiet on climate risk?

In the UK, as in many other countries, directors are legally required to consider material financial risks facing their business, and to report these risks in their corporate disclosures. This can oft...