ESG strategy icons over green cityscape

21 June, 2021

US firms ask SEC to introduce global standards on climate reporting

While there may be doubts in some quarters about the mandatory introduction of climate risk reporting for US companies, many submissions to a consultation have focused on two objectives: introducing t...
Group of raised hands on green background

13 January, 2021

Investor group calls for shareholder votes on climate strategy

Efforts are under way to increase boardroom accountability for climate strategy. The Investor Forum, a group representing UK institutional investors, has called for a “say on climate”—a non-b...
Melting ice cap

19 November, 2020

Roadmap to mandatory TCFD reporting ‘should focus minds’

When it comes to mandatory climate-related risk reporting there isn’t as much time as recent headlines might suggest. The government has said the legal framework to make it compulsory will be in pla...
BlackRock building

30 October, 2020

BlackRock backs global sustainability reporting standards

BlackRock, the world’s biggest fund manager, has put its shoulder behind the creation of a single set of global sustainability reporting standards. The support is timely. If implemented, new stan...
Laptop showing green sustainability reports

26 June, 2019

‘Single all-encompassing framework’ needed for sustainability reporting

When it comes to sustainability reporting, corporate accounting departments are confronted with a plethora of choices; a huge number of systems that could be used to report a company’s environmental...
climate change, global warming

24 June, 2019

Climate reporting: TCFD urges companies to disclose data

Last week climate emergency protestors from Greenpeace disrupted the annual Mansion House speech of the UK chancellor, Philip Hammond. A pep talk to the financial world’s great and good, this year...
deforestation, environment

18 June, 2019

CDP criticises top companies over environmental disclosures

Being named and shamed is never a comfortable event, but hundreds of companies this week shared the experience as campaigners criticised their lack of transparency on environmental information. Ama...
climate change

28 January, 2019

Battling climate change boosts stock performance

CLIMATE CHANGE NEWS COMES thick and fast. Here’s the news from last week. UN chief António Guterres warned attendees at Davos that the world is “losing the race” against climate change; news ou...
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...
Drax power station, carbon emissions, coal

7 June, 2018

Why serious investors demand more than just climate disclosure

In 2014, when I first started engaging pension funds on the issue of climate change, a worrying number would respond that they could not take savers’ “ethical concerns” into account. Not only a ...