Communications & Reporting

Free Webinar: ESG Data - What Should We Really Be Measuring?

EC Newsdesk, (Dec 13, 2019)

Join this complimentary one-hour debate on 17th December at 12 noon GMT

ESG Disclosure Keynote: Transparent, Investor Driven

Conference Recording, (Dec 10, 2019)

Engaging ESG Rating & Rankings Agencies

Conference Recording, (Dec 10, 2019)

‘Banks still only pay lip service to the UN Guiding Principles, with dire consequences’

Ryan Brightwell, (Dec 6, 2019)

BankTrack’s Ryan Brightwell says its latest human rights benchmark shows only ABN Amro can be considered a 'leader', while four out of five banks meet fewer than half of the benchmark’s requirements

Measuring your Social Impact

Conference Recording, (Dec 5, 2019)

Ethical Corporation investigates how business is facing up to climate risk

Terry Slavin, (Dec 4, 2019)

In our last issue of 2019, we look at what companies are doing to implement the Task Force on Climate-related Disclosures amid increasing pressure from investors. We also highlight some of those turning the tide from our monthly Disruptors series

From zero to hero: How Japan Inc came from behind to lead on climate risk reporting

Jill Baker, (Dec 3, 2019)

Jill Baker reports on how influential figures like Hiromichi Mizuno of Global Pension Investment Fund and Hitachi’s Hiroaki Nakanishi have helped swing the country’s largest companies behind the TCFDs

‘The TCFDs go to the heart of our job as a bank to assess risk’

Terry Slavin, (Dec 3, 2019)

Terry Slavin talks to ABN Amro’s Tjeerd Krumpelman about how the Dutch bank is using the recommendations on climate risk reporting to steer decision-making on sustainable lending

Property sector slow to awake to threat on front line of climate change

Mike Scott, (Dec 3, 2019)

Landsec is one of few property companies to embrace TCFD reporting, but ESG real estate specialist GRESB is hoping a new resilience scorecard will help turn the tide, reports Mike Scott

‘If you want to be a climate leader, you can’t ignore the TCFDs’

Mike Scott, (Dec 3, 2019)

Mike Scott reports on how Ørsted, Equinor, Unilever and Gold Fields are using climate risk reporting to help strategic transformation

#Cop25: Corporations feel investor heat over slow response to climate risk

Mike Scott, (Dec 3, 2019)

Amid ever-graver revelations about the severity of climate change, Mike Scott reports on patchy progress in adopting the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures' recommendations on reporting climate risk

‘Consumer goods firms are failing to see the wood for the trees’

Ling Sin Fai Lam, (Nov 29, 2019)

While Danone, Nestlé, L’Oréal and Unilever are leaders, big brands are failing to respond to increasing deforestation with anything like the urgency needed, warns CDP’s Ling Sin Fai Lam

No green sheen can hide truth about Black Friday’s impact on environment

Trewin Restorick, (Nov 27, 2019)

As retailers try to highlight sustainability claims amid growing unease about the annual spending spree, consumers should remember that ‘compostable’ and ‘biodegradable’ plastic can do more harm than good, says Hubbub’s Trewin Restorick

Responsible investment is on the rise but does the ESG emperor have any clothes?

Aidan Davy, (Nov 25, 2019)

Aidan Davy of the International Council on Mining and Minerals says investors demand transparency from companies, but are opaque about how they use ESG information, raising questions of whether they are having an impact

The disruptors: How quiet-spoken Gabrielle Ginér is making a big noise on climate at BT

Oliver Balch, (Nov 22, 2019)

On the eve of COP25 climate conference in Madrid, Oliver Balch profiles the head of sustainability at the FTSE 100 company, one of the first to set an ambitious 1.5C science-based target

BT, PepsiCo, UBS, Dow and BlackRock confirm involvement in #RBSEU 2020

EC Newsdesk, (Nov 20, 2019)

New senior leaders confirm involvement in Europe's leading responsible business event

The first sustainability standard for professional services is now a reality

John Edelman, (Nov 13, 2019)

John Edelman of marketing consultancy Edelman says the voluntary standard will help firms to maximise their environmental and social impact