2020-02-21T16:02:00+00:00By Jaclyn Jaeger
The U.K. Financial Reporting Council announced it will begin reviewing the extent to which U.K. companies and auditors are responding to the impact of climate change to ensure reporting requirements are being met.
2020-02-03T17:37:00+00:00By Maria L. Murphy
A former FASB member and current board member at the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board offers tips to accountants facing a heightened investor interest in sustainability.
2020-01-31T22:15:00+00:00By Jaclyn Jaeger
Kohler must pay a $20 million civil penalty in a settlement reached Thursday with the Department of Justice, Environmental Protection Agency, and state of California over alleged violations of the Clean Air Act and California law.
2020-01-14T20:30:00+00:00By Jaclyn Jaeger
Fund manager BlackRock announced several new initiatives with a focus on sustainable investing, including holding companies and boards more accountable where they are not making enough progress on sustainability-related disclosure.
2019-12-23T18:27:00+00:00By Jaclyn Jaeger
Environmental, social, and governance disclosures are becoming common practice, but equally pressing is the regulatory compliance risk associated with non-disclosure or disclosures that are not accurate, truthful, or complete.
2019-12-20T18:36:00+00:00By Neil Hodge
The ex-chief executive of France Telecom and two other former executives have been jailed for pursuing a cost-cutting policy that was so severe it led to a spate of employee suicides.
2019-12-18T20:51:00+00:00By Lori Tripoli
A Conference Board analysis of trends in shareholder voting and activism in Russell 3000 corporations demonstrates more shareholder savvy and creativity in pursuing social and environmental issues.
2019-12-06T08:35:00+00:00Provided by Deloitte
Executives increasingly take stakeholder considerations into account when they make decisions, and directors have a fiduciary duty to understand the environmental and social impacts of the business and related implications to the company’s risk profile and strategy.
2019-11-26T17:59:00+00:00By Jaclyn Jaeger
A new benchmark report published by sustainability ratings provider EcoVadis provides a comprehensive analysis of the corporate social responsibility performance of more than 30,000 companies around the world.
2019-10-18T17:32:00+01:00By Jaclyn Jaeger
A newly published online directory offers employees of Fortune 500 companies 10 tips and other best practices for reporting sexual misconduct, ethical violations, and fraud.
2019-10-11T16:47:00+01:00By Neil Hodge
In an effort to cut costs and raise revenue, U.K. supermarkets are endangering employees with such abuses as a lack of toilets, unsafe drinking water, and illnesses resulting from exposure to pesticides, says a new report from Oxfam.
2019-09-24T19:21:00+01:00By Jaclyn Jaeger
A managing director at an executive search firm that specializes in compliance hires has some advice—and a bit of good news—if you’re looking for a job as a CCO.
2019-08-22T18:49:00+01:00By Jaclyn Jaeger
While some mock the true intent of the Business Roundtable’s newly revised “Statement on the Purpose of a Corporation,” others are lauding the fact that it brings social responsibility into the limelight.
2019-08-20T15:19:00+01:00By Neil Hodge
Amid pressure from Chinese authorities after initially not penalizing employees for taking part in the Hong Kong pro-democracy protests, two top Cathay Pacific executives have tendered their resignations.
2019-08-12T21:01:00+01:00By Jaclyn Jaeger
Under probation for a history of environmental violations and ordered to restructure its compliance program, Carnival has appointed a new chief ethics and compliance officer as well as a vice president of corporate environmental compliance.
2019-07-03T17:31:00+01:00By Jaclyn Jaeger
Financial institutions still struggle with how to manage risks posed by climate change, according to a new report.
2019-06-28T18:00:00+01:00By Jaclyn Jaeger
The Wayfair walkout represents just the latest high-profile example of how social and policy issues continue to spill into the corporate ethics and compliance realm.
2019-06-10T18:17:00+01:00By Joe Mont
A task force on climate-related financial disclosures found “encouraging progress” in its latest report, though there’s still work to be done when considering financial risks.
2019-06-03T14:17:00+01:00By Jaclyn Jaeger
The fact that ExxonMobil continues to think only about its bottom line and is indifferent toward the devastating global consequences of its actions demonstrates a corporate culture with no moral compass.
2019-05-16T15:47:00+01:00Provided by Dun & Bradstreet
Over the last several years, an increasing number of institutional investors, ratings agencies, and other stakeholders have turned up the heat on companies to disclose their environmental, social, and governance (ESG) initiatives.
2019-02-27T15:30:00+00:00By Joe Mont
Recent headlines, sparked by a billionaire’s alleged bad choices, should serve as a reminder of the brand damage companies could face from their involvement in human trafficking and the use, intentional or otherwise, of slave and child labor.
2019-02-25T10:45:00+00:00By Tom Fox
Alison Taylor, managing director at Business for Social Responsibility, discusses with columnist Tom Fox the importance and implications of CEO activism in today’s political environment.