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ESG Scoring: Study Challenges Traditional Approach

Posted on April 28, 2016 at 5:55 PM

For all those sceptics about the importance of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) factors and what you can expect from a company's investment performance....

For those who think the three should never be lumped together anyway.....'what's governance got to do with it?'

And for those who despair of showing 'behaviour matters'

A new study from NN Inves...

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ESG Investing: It's All The Rage - A Guide For Business

Posted on January 25, 2016 at 8:55 PM

Market volatility and institutional investors: if nothing else, it's a great backdrop to look at survey results on the kinds of business concerns that make people think hard (as they tend to do when parting with their money).

An online survey conducted by Natixis Global Asset Management  in October 2015 with 660 senior decision makers working in institutional investment is revealing about the rise and r...

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Overall Value Of UK 'Ethical Market' Rises As Consumers Choose

Posted on January 1, 2016 at 5:30 PM

Consumer choice continues to fuel demand for 'ethical products' in the UK, despite the challenges, which include the current government's attitude to renewable energy.

Ethical spending has continued to grow despite difficult market conditions, according to the Ethical Consumer Markets Report released at the end of 2015 by Ethical Consumer and Triodos, which brands itself as the 'eth...

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A Global Climate Deal And Boardrooms

Posted on September 17, 2015 at 5:05 AM

Did you know ? CDP is the only organisation acting on behalf of investors to ask companies the following question:

"Would your organisation's board of directors support an international agreement between governments on climate change, which seeks to limit global temperature rise to under 2 degrees Celsius ...."?

Among the companies it asked were 28 of th...

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Redefining 'Fiduciary Duty' For The 21st Century

Posted on September 9, 2015 at 5:35 PM

The Principles For Responsible Investment (PRI) conference in London is in full swing. Like all the best movements, there is inevitably a sense of preaching to the converted. But anyone in corporate leadership who still sees concern around Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) issues as a niche area of interest for woolly thinkers would be well mistaken.

One of the important issues under discussion over these three day...

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Removing Barriers For Climate-Friendly Investment

Posted on May 6, 2015 at 12:25 AM

Policy actions in the financial sector can significantly contribute to shifting private capital towards climate-friendly investments, says a report recently published by the European Commission.

Shifting Private Finance Towards Climate Friendly Investments - with policy options for mobilising institutional investors has multiple authors including the

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The Timing Is Right For Integrated Reporting

Posted on September 25, 2014 at 12:05 PM

It's a rare thing when so many factors come together to push in the same direction. Events around the Climate Summit in New York have brought together governments, business, civil society and the person on the street - across generations.

Behind concern for the state of the planet lies recognition of the urgent need to focus on sus...

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REPLAY: Smart and Green Boardrooms

Posted on April 11, 2012 at 5:15 PM

You know how we journalists get when we have a great idea and feel it didn't get enough coverage....I am shamelessly going to re-post this blogpost. Please note it first appeared in February 2011. For the links you will have to search for the original by the same name, omitting REPLAY.


"The iPad's march forward is taking it into boardrooms everywhere. Savvy companies in the UK are increasingly issuing them to their NEDs to make sure they appreciate their Jobs (sorry,...

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Smart And Green Boardrooms

Posted on February 11, 2011 at 1:00 PM

The iPad's march forward is taking it into boardrooms everywhere. Savvy companies in the UK are increasingly issuing them to their NEDs to make sure they appreciate their Jobs (sorry, it's Friday )...and can do them more efficiently.

I don't know, but I doubt very much this surge into the boardroom is only in the UK. Jonathan Margolis, the FT's Tech Gadget ...

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