Reporting Monthly archive

May 27, 2021
The ESG disconnect: When ratings and corporate monitoring don’t match up
ESG has become like a huge wave growing rapidly as it comes into shallow waters. The challenge for increasing numbers of companies across the world – and particularly for markets where ESG reporting is in its infancy – is to learn how to surf the wave. ESG, originally conceived as a framework for responsible investment, is rapidly being adopted as a more universal catch-all for corporate...
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May 24, 2021
Biden targets climate-related financial risk
President Joe Biden last week issued an executive order intended to gather information about the financial risks posed by the climate crisis, including potentially imposing rules seeking climate-related disclosures from companies. ‘We know the climate crisis, whether through rising seas or extreme weather, alre...
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May 19, 2021
Owens Corning first company to top Corporate Citizens ranking three years in a row
Owens Corning, the Toledo, Ohio-headquartered insulation and roofing company, has taken the number one spot in 3BL Media’s annual 100 Best Corporate Citizens ranking, making it the first company to claim the top spot three years in a row. The list, which recognizes the top 100 companies across ESG factors from the largest 1,000 firms in the US – the constituents of the Russell 1000 – sees General Mills, HP, Cisco and Intel round out the top five. Twenty...
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May 14, 2021
The week in investor relations: Man Utd and Juventus investor criticism, human capital focus at the SEC and bumper pay for AstraZeneca CEO
– The Financial Times (paywall) reported that one of the top shareholders in Manchester United and Juventus criticized the football clubs for backing the European Super League, the breakaway football competition that rapidly collapsed after provoking strong opposition from fans and politicians. Lindsell Train, which owns stakes in the English and Italian football clubs,...
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May 13, 2021
Start integrating ESG by rethinking the 10K
When it comes to integrated reporting, the US lags its peers. A recent Global ESG Monitor (GEM) report found that six out of 30 Dow Jones companies (20 percent) published integrated reports, compared with 54 percent of the ASX 50, 77 percent of the DAX 30 and 86 percent of the EURO STOXX 50. Not only are there fe...
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