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Comment: ‘Improper antibiotics use is putting food industry at high ESG risk’

Maria Lettini, (May 31, 2018)

FAIRR Initiative director Maria Lettini explains the findings of the first index to analyse the sustainability risks of big meat, fish and dairy producers

Comment: Why institutional investors need World Bank-style biodiversity safeguards

Divya Narain, (May 10, 2018)

Divya Narain argues that rather than divest in infrastructure projects that pose environmental risks, investors can pre-empt and manage risk by applying conditions from the start

Mining companies ‘failing to address trust deficit’ with communities

Mike Scott, (Apr 26, 2018)

The Responsible Mining Index, published this month, praises several companies for good practice, but identifies a widespread failure by extractives firms to monitor and share ESG performance with communities. Mike Scott reports

The disruptors: How Richard Howitt turned from socialist MEP to transparency tsar

Oliver Balch, (Feb 10, 2018)

Oliver Balch finds out why a former thorn in the flesh of EU Inc, who played a central role in pushing through the non-financial reporting directive, quit politics to head up the International Integrated Reporting Council

10 takeaways from Europe’s landmark sustainable finance plan

Andrew Voysey, (Jan 30, 2018)

Andrew Voysey of the University of Cambridge’s Institute for Sustainability Leadership explains how the high-level expert group's recommendations could unlock the barriers to a green economy in the EU

The disruptors: Nordea's Sasja Beslik, the former refugee who is shaking up banking

Oliver Balch, (Jan 8, 2018)

The Swedish bank’s intrepid head of sustainable finance, who narrowly escaped Bosnia with his life at 19, tells Oliver Balch that ‘green’ finance is a lot of hot air until it makes a difference on the ground

Four steps CEOs can take to increase their social impact – and valuations

Terry Slavin, (Dec 20, 2017)

The Boston Consulting Group’s Douglas Beal explains the consultancy’s research showing that companies that put ‘doing good’ at the heart of business strategy outperform their peers

Report review: Climate A-lister Tetra Pak links reporting with SDGs

Claire Manuel, (Dec 1, 2017)

The packaging giant has adopted the GRI framework for its latest sustainability report, aligning performance to how it is addressing nine of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. But slow progress on its goal of doubling recycling rates by 2020 has prompted it to adopt new metrics

People on the move - July 2017

Claire Manuel, (Jul 14, 2017)

Jodie Roussell is the new CEO of the Global Solar Council, while Amy Luers joins Future Earth

People on the move – May 2017

Claire Manuel, (May 16, 2017)

Bryan McGannon joins Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment, Peter Redmond hired by Aquaculture Stewardship Council

Report review: General Mills’ efforts on nutrition a bowl half-empty

Holly Cooper, (May 12, 2017)

The giant US food company’s 2017 Global Responsibility Report reveals why it’s lagging behind Unilever, Nestlé, Danone and Mars on sustainability, says analyst Holly Cooper

People on the move - April 2017

Claire Manuel, (Apr 13, 2017)

Alya Z Kayal named ESG head at Affirmative Investment Management, Ian Learmonth new CEO at Clean Energy Finance Corporation

Weekly Watch: 6 April 2017

Rebecca Ley, (Mar 15, 2017)

#SquareMileChallenge on coffee cup waste, investors press Amazon on ESG, EU utilities locking in carbon, air pollution risks, sustainable plantations, China storage problems, saving crayfish, Florida B Corp

EcoVadis survey finds only 15% of firms have full visibility of tier 1 and 2 suppliers

Rebecca Ley, (Feb 9, 2017)

97% of supply chain professionals value sustainable procurement but lack resources to delve deep enough

Why sustainable investing matters

Cary Krosinsky, (Jul 22, 2016)

Some questions have arisen in recent times as to whether sustainable investing on public companies is important as opposed to the allocation of capital to new sustainability-oriented projects in other asset classes.

Integrating “ESG” issues into global risk, compliance & integrity programmes

Andrea Bonime-Blanc, (Nov 6, 2014)

An interactive Q&A with governance, risk and reputation strategist Dr Andrea Bonime-Blanc

Analysis: sustainability reporting — Equality in equities

Sam Phipps, (May 7, 2014)

Momentum is building for consistent rules on sustainability reporting across international stock exchanges

UK pension funds – Where have you put my money?

Sam Phipps, (Apr 2, 2014)

While corporate practice is often in the firing line, the pension funds investing workers’ life savings are generally given a free rein. That may be about to change

Analysis: corporate citizenship – Engaging business performance

Giles Crosse, (Mar 6, 2014)

A new barometer of corporate practice finds movement in the right direction

Infographic: Companies and the Environment

Liam Dowd, (Jan 14, 2014)

Select key stats and research taken from the latest subscriber-only cheat sheet

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