Social Responsibility


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Kudos to Business Roundtable for advancing ‘purpose of a corporation’

2019-08-22T18:49:00+01:00By

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.

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Cathay Pacific execs quit due to Hong Kong protests

2019-08-20T15:19:00+01:00By

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.

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Still under probation, Carnival names chief ethics and compliance officer

2019-08-12T21:01:00+01:00By

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.

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Warren, Dems seek mandatory climate disclosures

2019-07-10T18:53:00+01:00By

Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) has reintroduced the Climate Risk Disclosure Act, legislation that would require public companies to disclose their exposure to climate-related risks.

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Study: Financial firms don’t know what they don’t know on climate risks

2019-07-03T17:31:00+01:00By

Financial institutions still struggle with how to manage risks posed by climate change, according to a new report.

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Why CEOs today must be change leaders for social issues

2019-06-28T18:00:00+01:00By

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.

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Reps continue push for big bank diversity data

2019-06-10T18:30:00+01:00By

Members of the House Financial Services Committee have sent letters to 37 bank holding companies requesting their diversity and inclusion data.

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Report says more companies address climate change, struggle with disclosures

2019-06-10T18:17:00+01:00By

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.

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ExxonMobil governance as toxic as carbon footprint

2019-06-03T14:17:00+01:00By

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.

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Environmental, social & governance demands take center stage

2019-05-16T15:47:00+01:00Provided by

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.

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Kate Murtagh on sustainable investment

2019-03-11T12:10:00+00:00By

Kate Murtagh, chief compliance officer at the Harvard Management Company, discusses the university’s three-pronged approach to sustainable investment with columnist Tom Fox.

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The reputation-shredding scourge of human trafficking

2019-02-27T15:30:00+00:00By

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.