ESG Monthly archive

Mar 28, 2023
Professionals emphasize importance of transparency when promoting ESG strategies
Companies should be completely transparent when it comes to their messaging and communication of ESG strategies, according to professionals at the latest event from Corporate Secretary’s sister publication, the IR Magazine Think Tank – West Coast. During the event, held in Palo Alto, California on March 22, investor relations experts re-emphasized the importance of clear communication and nev...
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Mar 16, 2023
Green-hushing: Will companies say less as ESG scrutiny increases?
A common question for companies as they seek to tell their sustainability story is how much they should disclose. For those at the beginning of tackling issues like climate risk or board diversity, it might seem risky to begin talking about those topics. Data that right now doesn’t look great could become a stick to beat the company with. Generally, the advice for companies has been that it’s better to ...
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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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