2024-02-29T20:54:00+00:00By Kyle Brasseur
Two U.S. subsidiaries of Brazilian meat processing company JBS are the subject of a lawsuit filed by the New York attorney general accusing the businesses of using misleading statements and marketing regarding their environmental commitments.
2024-02-29T13:21:00+00:00By Ruth Prickett
Does your business need a human rights policy? An increasing number of organizations believe they do, according to research firm Gartner.
2024-02-27T20:34:00+00:00By Adrianne Appel
Environmental, social, and governance issues are increasingly material to investors, and the Securities and Exchange Commission is checking to ensure businesses’ ESG statements are above board, according to the agency’s enforcement director.
2024-02-27T12:25:00+00:00By Kyle Brasseur
Retail giant Walmart announced the completion of an initiative to reduce emissions in its supply chain six years earlier than its intended target.
2024-02-19T14:00:00+00:00By Ruth Prickett
James Levey, compliance director at global recruitment agency ManpowerGroup, discusses with Compliance Week his focus on preparing the group’s European operations to gather the data required for compliance with the EU’s Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive.
2024-02-15T14:47:00+00:00By Ruth Prickett
More than 320 organizations worldwide committed to disclosing their impact on nature following the recommendations of the Taskforce on Nature-Related Financial Disclosures.
2024-02-05T12:13:00+00:00By Neil Hodge
Tech vendors believe ESG reporting is a ripe market for artificial intelligence to help companies sift through data and ensure compliance with both mandatory and voluntary reporting standards. Compliance officers appear less sure.
2024-02-01T14:01:00+00:00By Ruth Prickett
Richard Brasher, vice-president of sustainability at multinational automotive parts company LKQ Corp., discusses with Compliance Week his view on the added attention sustainability initiatives are receiving and where improvement remains.
2024-01-30T21:20:00+00:00By Aaron Nicodemus
A coalition of business groups filed a lawsuit opposing two California laws that require large businesses to make climate-related disclosures, calling it a fight against illegal and excessive government overreach.
2024-01-08T16:02:00+00:00By Kyle Brasseur
Election years in the United States, United Kingdom, and at European Parliament, along with ongoing geopolitical tensions, make 2024 difficult to predict—aside from the expectation compliance officers will be busy.
2023-12-28T14:50:00+00:00By Neil Hodge
Companies could be in danger of failing to comply with a raft of social responsibility-minded legislation at the European Union and national level because they might mistakenly think duties on corporates overlap when they do not.
2023-12-07T17:48:00+00:00By Kyle Brasseur
The Securities and Exchange Commission’s latest regulatory agenda remains packed with proposals in the final rule stage, most notably the agency’s climate-related disclosure package.
2023-12-04T19:28:00+00:00By Kyle Brasseur
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission promoted the need for developing high-integrity voluntary carbon markets in publishing proposed guidance for the listing of voluntary carbon credit derivative contracts.
2023-11-29T19:49:00+00:00By Kyle Brasseur
The Financial Conduct Authority will implement a series of rules to minimize instances of “greenwashing” in the U.K. market.
2023-11-28T16:00:00+00:00By Aly McDevitt
Climate-related disclosure efforts are amplifying year over year, despite persistent and persnickety pain points, as more organizations widen the scope of their ESG journeys, our “Inside the Mind of the CCO” survey found.
2023-11-01T14:00:00+00:00By Neil Hodge
So many companies rely on suppliers to self-certify they comply with buyers’ codes of business conduct that the practice is “almost useless,” a panel of experts discussed at Compliance Week’s Europe conference in London.
2023-10-25T18:32:00+01:00By Aaron Nicodemus
Federal banking regulators issued a long-promised framework that provides guidance on the safe and sound management of climate-related financial risks at large banks.
2023-10-24T14:00:00+01:00By Neil Hodge
Companies are still struggling to report meaningfully on societal risks as part of their efforts to meet demands for better environmental, social, and governance disclosures, experts discussed at Compliance Week’s Europe conference in London.
2023-10-11T17:42:00+01:00By Kyle Brasseur
The governor of California signed off on a pair of bills containing requirements for large businesses operating in the state to make disclosures regarding their climate-related risks and impacts, though not without mentioning work to be done on the compliance ramifications associated with each law.
2023-10-03T16:58:00+01:00By Aaron Nicodemus
The $19 million fine against DWS Investment Management Americas levied by the SEC wasn’t to punish greenwashing, experts said, but rather a penalty imposed for the firm not doing what it claimed related to its environmental, social, and governance investment strategy.
2023-09-28T19:32:00+01:00By Jeff Dale
The Department of Homeland Security designated three companies to a growing list accused by the Biden administration of forced labor practices in the Xinjiang region of China.
2023-09-26T13:27:00+01:00By Adrianne Appel
Companies that haven’t yet set up verifiable reporting in their sustainability programs have a ready reference available in the framework put out by the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission, experts discussed at CW’s virtual ESG Summit.
2023-09-25T17:26:00+01:00By Kyle Brasseur
DWS Investment Management Americas agreed to pay $25 million in penalties across separate settlements with the Securities and Exchange Commission addressing alleged misstatements in environmental, social, and governance investments and anti-money laundering violations.
2023-09-25T15:08:00+01:00By Aly McDevitt
A pair of experts from vastly different companies swapped notes on how to scaffold and structure an environmental, social, and governance program at CW’s virtual ESG Summit.
2023-09-22T12:52:00+01:00By Jeff Dale
Transparency in environmental, social, and governance reporting has become an important goal, with materiality assessments impacting compliance outcomes, experts said during CW’s virtual ESG Summit.
2023-09-20T21:46:00+01:00By Adrianne Appel
There is much companies can do—and must do, given upcoming regulatory requirements—to rein in Scope 3 emissions, sustainability expert Susan McNichols discussed at CW’s virtual ESG Summit.
2023-09-20T20:01:00+01:00By Kyle Brasseur
The Securities and Exchange Commission adopted amendments to its rule covering fund names to ensure the regulation is appropriate to address new investment drivers, namely environmental, social, and governance matters.
2023-09-19T19:08:00+01:00By Aaron Nicodemus
The actions of companies like Amazon and new legislation passed in California prove it’s no longer a question of if companies will be required to disclose their greenhouse gas emissions—it’s a question of when, experts told attendees at CW’s virtual ESG Summit.
2023-09-13T20:29:00+01:00By Aaron Nicodemus
Gary Gensler, despite being put on the spot by a member of Congress, declined to provide an update on when the Securities and Exchange Commission might approve its climate-related disclosure rule for public companies.
2023-09-08T14:14:00+01:00By Aaron Nicodemus
John Gagel, chief sustainability officer for Lexmark International, shares with Compliance Week why the private company tracks its greenhouse gas emissions and plans to comply with the climate-related disclosure rule proposed by the Securities and Exchange Commission.
2023-09-01T13:22:00+01:00By Neil Hodge
Amazon, IKEA, and Volkswagen were among the companies targeted in the first round of complaints under the German Supply Chain Due Diligence Act—an early indication nongovernmental organizations will seek to hold big businesses accountable for alleged human rights violations.
2023-08-31T14:00:00+01:00Provided by Sayari
Public records can do a lot to help companies map their supply chains and understand where they are exposed to environmental risk along the way.
2023-08-31T13:00:00+01:00By Tim Klatte, CW guest columnist
The factors that surround the environmental, social, and governance disciplines have grown from just a few to more than 50 considerations, indicating all three ESG elements carry equal weight when evaluating a proper corporate strategy.
2023-08-29T13:00:00+01:00Provided by Avetta
Discover how leading companies are leveraging human capital management to create a strong connection between employee well-being, sustainable and secure operations, and ESG objectives.
2023-08-28T17:54:00+01:00By Aaron Nicodemus
Christy Goldsmith Romero, a commissioner with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, recommended three action items to help the agency and regulated entities “measure, understand, and address climate-related financial risk.”
2023-08-09T16:56:00+01:00By Jeff Dale
Material findings related to environmental, social, and governance due diligence have disrupted mergers and acquisitions, forcing companies in the United States and abroad to back out of deals, according to a study from KPMG.
2023-07-24T13:09:00+01:00By Kyle Brasseur
Finance and accounting is increasingly relied on to provide support regarding companies’ ESG disclosures without being granted additional resources. Technology that enables automation serves as a solution to reduce this burden.
2023-07-21T16:01:00+01:00Provided by BlackLine Systems
Businesses confronting environmental, social, and governance matters for the first time are finding value in engaging their finance and accounting teams for support.
2023-07-20T14:00:00+01:00Provided by Workiva
Hear from experts about unifying financial reporting, ESG, and audit and why the sum of the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.
2023-07-19T19:25:00+01:00By Aly McDevitt
The trickle-down effects of the Supreme Court’s decision overturning affirmative action in college admissions have already come to light. With legal attacks on diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts on the horizon, private employers should risk assess their programs.
2023-07-13T17:55:00+01:00By Aaron Nicodemus
The most popular mock exams conducted by compliance professionals at investment adviser firms this year have been on the Securities and Exchange Commission’s advertising/marketing rule, according to a new poll.
2023-07-13T11:00:00+01:00Provided by ProcessUnity
The German Supply Chain Due Diligence Act (LkSG) is part of a growing focus on corporate environmental, social, and governance performance by governments and regulators.
2023-06-30T16:15:00+01:00By Jeff Dale
The Enforcement Division of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission announced it established two new task forces to combat cyberattacks and misuse of technology and environmental fraud.
2023-06-27T23:42:00+01:00By Jeff Dale
The Treasury Department’s Federal Insurance Office issued a report on gaps in how states supervise and assess climate-related risks among insurers.
2023-06-23T18:33:00+01:00By Aly McDevitt
Experts look back at Uber’s recent diversity, equity, and inclusion fiasco and illuminate hazards to avoid, allowing organizations to gain a stronger footing on their own DEI journeys.
2023-06-14T15:50:00+01:00By Kyle Brasseur
The rest of the year is shaping up to be busy at the Securities and Exchange Commission, where final rules regarding climate-related disclosures, enhanced cybersecurity risk governance, and more are all on the near-term agenda.