A review of S&P 500 companies finds carbon disclosure doesn’t necessarily mean emissions fall.
Environmental, social and governance investment funds claim to help save the planet and better society, but the reality is more complex.
Corporate pressure campaigns usually work best in partnership with local institutions. While Russia’s civic organizations are generally weak, there are some signs of growing defiance.
Sustainable investing’s credibility took a hit when the S&P 500 ESG index dropped the electric vehicle-maker but kept the oil giant. The SEC is now considering new disclosure rules.
The recent row over whether arms makers could be treated as ethical investments is just the tip of the iceberg.
We cannot leave reporting to the accounting profession and their assumptions about who and what is important. Recent proposals by the Canadian accounting profession should concern us all.
Oil supply is very tight, and the current geopolitical crisis involving Russia, one of the world’s largest oil producers, has pushed prices over the edge.
Two supply chain experts see a major flaw in how ratings agencies measure companies’ environmental, social and governance performance.
There’s more than one way to get companies to do what you want. Sometime the threat of a vote at an annual general meeting is enough.
On climate change, and other sustainable development goals, there’s still a big gap between corporate talk and action.
A recent survey of top executives at companies that operate at sea found environmental reporting practices were not a top priority and put the health of the marine environment at risk.
As public funding disappears, corporations have moved to the head of the table of higher education.
Why are so many entrepreneurs in Canada avoiding going public, and what are the consequences for our economy?
Some companies rank high on some lists that measure environmental, social and governance (ESG) initiatives, and rank near the bottom on other lists. Which rankings should we trust?
To achieve environmental sustainability, we need strong corporate standards that are quantifiably enforced, accountants trained to accurately measure sustainability — and we must all play a role.
Thankfully, a growing number of private equity firms are trying to invest more responsibly.
Until there are global standards for authentic corporate social responsibility efforts, we will continue to see local impoverishment, hazardous waste and tragic labour accidents in the Global South.
Is investing for competitive financial returns based on ESG principles like searching for a needle in a haystack? There’s often conflicting information about the ESG bona fides of many companies.