Communications & Reporting

'If we are going to flip the script, we have to share ESG information more widely'

Johanna Tahtinen, (Mar 13, 2019)

Amid a surge in corporate sustainability reporting globally, the need for a free, online platform like the Reporting Exchange has never been greater, argue Johanna Tähtinen and Juliet Taylor of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development

Why boards must overcome roadblocks to becoming climate-competent

Helle Bank Jorgensen, (Mar 11, 2019)

Helle Bank Jorgensen of Competent Boards on how boards can cut through the confusion surrounding climate risk by learning from sustainability leaders like Paul Polman and Cornerstone Capital's Erika Karp

CSR Cheat Sheet: Half of companies ‘failing to report action on climate’

Oliver Balch, (Mar 7, 2019)

Transparency in non-financial reporting; labour rights abuses by fashion brands; and FAO warnings on biodiversity are highlighted in Oliver Balch’s latest roundup of sustainability news

Unilever, Danone, L'Oréal and Nestlé leading on tackling climate risk, says CDP

Terry Slavin, (Feb 27, 2019)

Terry Slavin reports on the leaders and laggards in CDP's first investor research report on the fast-moving consumer goods sector

‘Divestment isn’t a badge of honour; it’s a failure of engagement’

Martin Wright, (Feb 26, 2019)

Martin Wright explains why the Climate Action 100+ group of investors are prioritising carrot over stick as they seek to push the world’s biggest greenhouse gas emitters to address climate risk

CSR Cheat Sheet: ESG investors turn up heat on BlackRock

Oliver Balch, (Feb 6, 2019)

FAIRR calls for fast-food companies to cut climate risk; extreme weather concerns take centre stage at Davos; Canary Wharf, Marks & Spencer, and Nestlé latest companies to join war on plastic in Oliver Balch’s latest sustainability news roundup

Major funds launch toolkit to help investors measure SDG impact

Terry Slavin, (Feb 6, 2019)

A dashboard developed by CISL's Investment Leaders Group, including PIMCO, Union Bancaire Privée and Zurich Insurance provides metrics to assess corporate social and environmental impact. Terry Slavin reports

Firmenich and L’Oréal get triple A scores as CDP raises bar in climate risk reporting

Terry Slavin and Nadine Hawa, (Jan 22, 2019)

Terry Slavin reports on how Unilever secured only one A in 2018 after CDP revamped its methodology to be more demanding, particularly on water risk

‘To avoid greenwash we need a systemic approach to measuring the SDGs’

Liam Dowd, (Jan 15, 2019)

In this Q&A, managing director Liam Dowd talks with Freddie Woolfe, head of responsible investment and stewardship at Merian Global Investors, on SDG targets, corporate climate ambitions and opportunities for the next 12-18 months

The disruptors: How Catherine Howarth is helping to make investment a force for good

Oliver Balch, (Jan 8, 2019)

The ShareAction CEO tells Oliver Balch how the successful shareholder campaign against Shell shows the power of investors to make the world safer for people and planet

Six steps to safeguarding ethics in the 21st century workforce

Alexandra Levit, (Jan 7, 2019)

Author Alexandra Levit says rethinking incentive systems and the role of compliance teams are both critical for companies that are serious about tackling corruption

‘We’re going in the right direction, but we have to dramatically pick up the pace’

Paul Simpson, (Dec 19, 2018)

Paul Simpson of CDP charts a year when initiatives like RE100 and Science Based Targets surged in membership, but the scale of the challenge grew more stark

‘2018 will go down as the year many UK banks turned their backs on coal’

Catherine Howarth, (Dec 18, 2018)

Catherine Howarth of ShareAction says a synchronised shift away from fossil fuels will be crucial to achieving the Paris climate goals

Marketers beware: Gen Z wants action, not flashy campaigns

Matthew Yeomans, (Dec 17, 2018)

Matthew Yeomans of Sustainly says 2018 was the year that consumer concern about sustainability issues finally hit the mainstream. The challenge is for brands to respond with authenticity

The disruptors: How B Corp's founders took purposeful business to the next level

Oliver Balch, (Dec 14, 2018)

Oliver Balch talks to Jay Coen Gilbert, Bart Houlahan and Andrew Kassoy, about the movement's exponential growth, and the need to win over mainstream investors to their inclusive business model

‘Philanthropy won't be enough to address the ‘people’ part of the Global Goals’

Sara Blackwell, (Nov 22, 2018)

Sara Blackwell of Shift says companies have been slow to grasp the truly positive results of working to address adverse impacts on people’s basic rights in everything they do as a business

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