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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 13, 2023
Perdue Farms appoints compliance chief
Perdue Farms has hired Catherine Muldoon as chief compliance officer, to lead the family-owned food and agriculture company’s office of business ethics and compliance. In her new role, Muldoon will establish, implement and administer a compliance structure to strengthen Perdue Farms’ existing compliance efforts, according to the company.  Muldoon most recently was general counsel for Baldor Specialty Foods. She was previously chief legal officer at logis...
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Mar 10, 2023
GE appoints legal and compliance leaders for energy spin-off
GE Vernova, GE’s portfolio of energy businesses, has recruited Rachel Gonzalez as general counsel, effective April 1. Gonzalez most recently was general counsel of Starbucks Coffee Corporation, a role in which she managed legal and regulatory affairs, global security & data privacy and ethics & compliance. Before joining Starbucks in 2018, she led a global team responsible for legal strategy, regulatory affairs, corporate compliance, human resources, corpo...
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Mar 08, 2023
New York Life names compliance leader
New York Life Insurance Company has promoted Sandi Tillotson to chief compliance officer.  She succeeds Sara Badler, who retired at the end of 2022. In her new role, Tillotson reports to Michael McDonnell, who was promoted to general counsel last fall. McDonnell had been senior vice president,...
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Mar 07, 2023
Okta appoints legal chief
Nasdaq-listed Okta has appointed Larissa Schwartz as chief legal officer (CLO) and corporate secretary, according to a regulatory filing. In that role she leads the tech company’s global legal, compliance and government affairs teams. Schwartz joined Okta in 2015 to lead the legal team through the company’s I...
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Mar 06, 2023
Data collection for GRI Biodiversity Standard remains challenging, Norway’s SWF says
Norway’s huge sovereign wealth fund has welcomed revisions to the GRI Biodiversity Standard but says collecting data from suppliers may remain challenging. In a letter to the Global Sustainability Standards Board, Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM) - which manages the $1.2 tn oil fund - says the challenges arise from ‘complex supply chains and lack of direct control’ over business partners. The letter is a response to the board’s public consulta...
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