ESG Monthly archive

Apr 29, 2021
Read all about it! How ESG hit the headlines last summer
As colleagues, we are true believers that ESG frameworks can help companies address risk, increase transparency in reporting and strengthen relationships with investors, employees, customers, suppliers, regulators and communities. Given the explosive growth in ESG investing and reporting, media reporting naturally followed. The first tranche of media stories focused on the financial or business perspectives, including whether there was a link to materiality and risk...
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Apr 27, 2021
Sixty-eight of 77 industries significantly affected by climate risk, SASB says
SASB released an updated Climate Risk Technical Bulletin last week to help companies better understand how they can disclose climate risk in a manner that provides investors with helpful information. SASB’s standards divide companies into 77 industries and provide industry-specific ESG reporting suggestions, based on financial materiality. As part of this latest review, SASB finds that 68 of the 77 industries are significantly affected in some way by climate risk,...
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Apr 21, 2021
More companies factoring carbon price into business risk
Companies are increasingly taking into account the cost of carbon in their business plans, according to new research. CDP says that in just five years there has been an 80 percent increase in the number of companies using – or planning to use – an internal carbon price. Of the nearly 6,000 companies surveyed on carbon pricing in 2020, mo...
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Apr 02, 2021
The week in GRC: CEOs criticize voting curbs and ‘say on climate’ initiative faces pushback
– Reuters reported that Deutsche Bank said its CEO Christian Sewing will transfer oversight of the investment and corporate bank to board member Fabrizio Campelli as part of a revamp of the management board. Deutsche Bank was one of the few major banks in the world to assign day-to-day oversight of investment banking to its CEO. At most banks, other board members oversee the division. Sewing, whose contract was ...
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