All ESG articles

  • climatechange
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    Bank of England urges firms to prepare for climate change risks


    The Bank of England (BoE) wants boards of financial services firms to take a stronger role in identifying and managing financial risks caused by climate change by making individual executives accountable and improving disclosure.

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    Shell may be green when it comes to pension fund ESG requirements


    A Shell pensioner is threatening to take his own pension fund to the U.K.’s Pensions Ombudsman for maladministration—unless the company can prove it is managing its climate-related risk.

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    SEC petition, Senate bill seek rules on ESG disclosures


    Climate change activists are upping the pressure on public companies to disclose the risks they face due to a potential environmental catastrophe. Those efforts include an SEC petition for rulemaking and a new Senate bill.

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    SASB prepares to codify full set of sustainability standards


    The movement toward corporate sustainability reporting is approaching a big milestone as the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board prepares to codify its standards.

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    CCOs extended valuable sustainability reporting resource


    An online database that examines the environmental, social, and governance reporting requirements for 60 countries might just be the answer to calls for more harmonisation and alignment of ESG reporting.

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    More companies tackling ESG disclosure as a business imperative


    A debate about environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues took center stage when the Department of Labor downgraded the economic relevance of ESG investments—just as companies and investors gathered at an event to discuss their importance.

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    ERM for ESG risks: Companies have new guidance to ponder


    COSO is looking for feedback on draft guidance regarding how its ERM framework can be used to manage risks in environment, social, and governance areas.

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    COSO, IAASB form ties to sustainability reporting


    Sustainability reporting is breaking new ground in attaching itself to traditional financial reporting after an advocate has formed some new relationships.

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    Investors demand more ESG disclosure, new study says


    Investor interest is growing in getting expanded information out of companies about their environmental, social, and governance issues, based on a recent global study.

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    How to get listed in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index


    Q: What is the process for getting listed in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index? And is it really worth the effort? A: It’s a little complicated, and yes.

  • rsz_france
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    French compliance with governance code


    Paul Hodgson provides a look at the Autorité des marchés financiers’ annual report on corporate governance and executive remuneration, which offers an in-depth analysis of compliance with the French governance code, AFEP-MEDEF.

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    Yamana Gold discloses fees for ESG assurance


    A gold mining company’s recent disclosure of its cost for obtaining assurance with respect to its use of conflict materials might be the first of its kind, but the lack of standards in this area, coupled with a lack of independent third-party assurance points to a need for higher-quality reports ...

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    Harmonizing corporate disclosure on climate change by making the most of your CDP response


    Linking corporate sustainability and good business results is a big part of driving companies to adopt more environmentally responsible outlooks and operational strategies. But there is more than one way to determine that link, and harmonizing the results between various methodologies is key for creating the best kind of sustainability ...

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    SASB Unveils Guide for ESG Disclosures


    For companies that want to integrate sustainability and corporate responsibility reporting into existing 10-K or 20-F disclosures, the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board recently issued a new reference document intended to assist that integration. The implementation guide will help issuers achieve three objectives: identify the industry-specific sustainability topics most likely to ...

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    EU Companies Face CSR Reporting Mandate in 2016


    Image: This week Compliance Week starts a series on corporate sustainability, asking the most basic question of all: Will sustainability reporting ever be required? Yes, at least in the European Union. Inside we look at the state of CSR in Europe, and what role compliance officers are likely to play. ...