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Posted: May 12, 2015 – 06:00 AM EST
Last year, the European Union (EU) announced its new guidelines on non-financial reporting that will only apply to some large entities with more than 500 employees. This includes listed companies as well as some unlisted companies; such as banks, insurance companies and other companies that are so designated by member states; because of their activities, size or number of employees. There are approximately 6,000 large companies and groups within the EU bloc (EU, 2014). These big organisations are increasingly using a wide array of instruments, tools and channels to communicate their Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) reports to stakeholders.
Posted: May 06, 2015 – 06:00 AM EST
Open letter to "Corporate Social Responsibility": You've served us well for several decades, but now it's time to go. Having been involved with you since the 1970s, parting is painful -- but necessary. So many companies around the world have integrated the near-genius concept of doing-good-while-doing-well into their DNA that your distinction no longer resonates.
Posted: Jan 21, 2015 – 08:00 AM EST
Increasingly investors see sustainability as an opportunity and a business advantage, but most also say companies don’t successfully communicate how “sustainability initiatives are linked to their strategy, financial performance and value in meaningful ways.”
Posted: Dec 08, 2014 – 06:00 AM EST
The recent US SIF survey gives us a look at the latest trends in sustainable and responsible investing.
Posted: Dec 03, 2014 – 06:00 AM EST
Calvert's Sustainability Research, Engagement, Municipal Bonds, and Green Bonds
Posted: Dec 02, 2014 – 08:06 AM EST
Numerous studies have shown that sustainably managed companies grow faster than the market, but how can investors tell whether a company has its business’s financial, environmental and social risks under control? Sustainability indices are a valuable pointer.
Posted: Nov 18, 2014 – 09:28 AM EST
The hallmark of an authentic sustainability policy remains with a firm’s ability to communicate how sustainability connects across the entire organisation.
Posted: Oct 15, 2014 – 09:56 AM EST
Jean Tirole is connected to the ESG/RI industry.
Posted: Jun 05, 2014 – 09:00 AM EST
Bigger is not always better: How Atayne is shifting consumption by designing and manufacturing outdoor and active apparel that drives environmental and social change. On Talkback.
Posted: Jun 02, 2014 – 09:00 AM EST
Banks, food and beverage, apparel, and technology brands are among the most at-risk for reputation damage from stakeholder activism in 2014. Future 500's Bill Shireman analyzes on Talkback.
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