A global survey of asset managers and owners by BNP Paribas has found that while Asia Pacific lags other regions on sustainable investing, the region is the most optimistic that investments are heading in the right direction. But is the financial system decarbonising fast enough?
John Pabon –
Sustainability reporting season is here. But sustainability reporting is an ineffective, bloated system, writes John Pabon. Reports should evolve from dense corporate documents that few people have time to read, he argues.
Tony Wines –
The recent IPCC report drove home the urgency of taking action to prevent the worst impacts of climate change from happening. Will the finance and business sectors, who have the ability to act faster and more efficiently than public institutions, step up?
Francisco Szekely –
Corporate social responsibility initiatives and the idea of the triple bottom line have grown in popularity among business circles. But where do the boundaries of a company's social responsibility lie, and who determines it?
Confidential reports dating back to the 1980s show that climate change was predicted decades ago by the very companies responsible for causing it. Who has the right to foresee such damage and then choose to fulfill the prophecy, asks Benjamin Franta.
Ping Manongdo –
The new GRI Standards by the Global Reporting Initiative moves from merely recommending what to report to identifying exactly what businesses and investors are required to publicly disclose on their impacts.
Corporate responsibility (CR) has grown at a rapid pace in the past two decades. More companies are taking action and reporting on their social, environmental and economic performance. Investors are ...