ESG Archive

Mar 14, 2023
Creating a company’s first sustainability report
As sustainability initiatives become more of an imperative, companies preparing to go public are scrambling to devise a sustainability strategy and capture its essence in a report. Institutional investors and other stakeholders, as well as regulators, have expressed a keen interest in sustainability issues confronting public companies and related metrics. As a result, companies’ efforts to create a more sustainable business in light of climate change and other pre...
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Mar 13, 2023
Eight takeaways from the ESG Integration Forum
Earlier this month, governance, sustainability and IR professionals engaged in lively debates at the ESG Integration Forum, hosted by Corporate Secretary and IR Magazine in London. Panel discussions covered areas including the convergence (or otherwise) of reporting standards, the growth of ‘green-hushing’ and why biodiversity deserves some of the attention being...
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Mar 02, 2023
WWF makes urgent call for consistent GHG standards
The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) has called for clearer and more common reporting standards that will allow companies to better monitor their greenhouse gas emissions (GHG). The WWF recognizes companies’ efforts toward GHG reporting and the progress businesses have made in identifying and addressing emission hotspots. It argues, however, that a...
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Feb 13, 2023
Osmosis wins record ESG mandate
ESG specialist Osmosis Investment Management has received an allocation of $4.5 bn from a Dutch pension fund in one of the largest ever sustainable investment mandates.   Under the agreement, London-based Osmosis will run a global equity portfolio focused on resource-efficient companies for Pensioenfonds PGB, one of the top 10 largest pension funds in the Netherlands. The new portfolio will cut carbon emissions, water consumption and waste generation by mor...
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Jan 30, 2023
Managements feel unprepared for SEC’s climate rule, survey finds
Most management teams feel unprepared for the looming SEC rule on climate-related disclosures, according to a new survey by ICR. Nearly eight in 10 management teams (78 percent) express concerns about reporting ESG-related risks and strategies because of the forthcoming SEC rule. If approved, it would require companies to disclose information about their governance of climate-related risks and how these have had, or are likely to have, a material impact on their bus...
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Jan 24, 2023
Tyson Foods and Hormel shareholders to vote on antimicrobials
Shareholders in Hormel Foods Corporation and Tyson Foods are set to vote in the coming weeks on requests for them to limit the use of antimicrobials on animals due to concerns over growing resistance to such drugs and the broader health and economic impacts that would have. Hormel’s AGM is scheduled for January 31 and Tyson Foods’ for February 9. In each case the proposal, co-filed by The Shareholder Commons and Amundi, asks that the board at issue ‘ins...
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Jan 09, 2023
WWF urges central banks and regulators to step up on climate
The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) has called on central banks, financial regulators and financial supervisors to scale up their efforts on transitioning to a net-zero economy. The global conservation organization’s new Sustainable Financial Regulations and Central Bank Activities 2022 report sets out 13 recommendations as ‘minimum requirements’ for those ins...
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