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Corporate Governance

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13 Sep 2012

Italy to cut environmental red tape for companies

Italy will this week pass a decree to drastically cut the bureaucratic steps required by companies to assess their environmental impact, saving businesses some 1.2 billion euros ($1.55 billion) a year.

13 Sep 2012

Practicing social responsibility without the CSR label

SMEs face many barriers in adopting sustainable business practices but with a little creativity, collaboration and help from government, things could change

13 Sep 2012

World Economic Forum Energy for Society Initiative highlights best practices

The Energy for Society Initiative launch is an engagement of the World Economic Forum’s Energy Industry Community. The initiative is supported by a new online platform with 24 case studies that demonstrate corporate best practices.

12 Sep 2012

Climate group sees progress in U.S. board rooms

Companies that ranked highly for their climate disclosures in the CDP’s index were Microsoft Corp, United Parcel Service, Hess Corp, Pepco Holdings and Sempra Energy Utilities.

12 Sep 2012

Carbon disclosure – more room for improvement

With the majority of sectors displaying a less than 50% level of disclosure even certain sectors that one would expect to see relatively high disclosure levels appear to be lagging behind.

12 Sep 2012

Corporate sustainability reporting may have come of age

After two decades of patchwork interest and implementation, real and meaningful and far more transformative corporate sustainability reporting may have come of age.

11 Sep 2012

Positive impact of “Say on Pay”: Ethos study on executive remuneration

Ethos has just released a study of the 2011 board and executive remuneration in the 100 largest Swiss listed companies. It shows the aggregate board and executive pay in the companies of the financial sector fell by 23% in 2011, while it rose by 5% in the other sectors.

10 Sep 2012

Diageo toasts success against ambitious green goals

Drinks giant unveils sustainability report showing progress on emissions, water and packaging.

10 Sep 2012

The changing business of fracking insurance

Until there is more certainty regarding the risks for all aspects of the fracking industry, insurers are avoiding the business of insuring both homeowners and the energy companies.

6 Sep 2012

Banks face rules to curb mis-selling incentives

Britain’s banks have 18 months to stamp out incentives that encourage the mis-selling of financial products or face “intrusive” action, the Financial Services Authority said on Wednesday.

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