Corporate purpose, culture and values are being scrutinised like never before. We unpack what ESG and responsible business means in the current business climate and examine the risks and opportunities that boards must focus on to thrive.
Your 2021 AGM Update and Beyond
Despite the progress being made with the UK's Covid-19 vaccination programme, the upcoming AGM season will likely see many of the same challenges posed by the global pandemic as in the last one.Find out more about Your 2021 AGM Update and Beyond
ESG Reporting Issues and Securities Litigation Risk
Rapid growth of "socially responsible investing" has put ESG disclosures in the spotlight – we look at the risk for issuers of investor and activist action on inaccurate disclosures.Find out more about ESG Reporting Issues and Securities Litigation Risk
What is the role of corporates in society?
Businesses are under mounting pressure to balance profit and shareholder value with ESG considerations. This synopsis of a recent Clifford Chance webinar discusses the challenges of defining company purpose in increasingly uncertain times.Find out more about What is the role of corporates in society?
FRC publishes discussion paper on the future of corporate reporting
On 8 October 2020, the Financial Reporting Council published a discussion paper – A Matter of Principles: The Future of Corporate Reporting – which is intended to start a discussion about potential changes to the current system of corporate reporting, with a view to making it more effective and engaging for those with an interest in a company.Find out more about FRC publishes discussion paper on the future of corporate reporting
EC seeks views on proposals for Responsible Governance and Mandatory Due Diligence and Responsible Governance
The European Commission's consultation on Sustainable Corporate Governance seeks to end short-termism in decision-making by companies and directors, to impose positive duties to take sustainability issues into account in their decision-making, and to require companies to carry out due diligence to identify human rights and environmental harms in their supply chains and to act on them.Find out more about EC seeks views on proposals for Responsible Governance and Mandatory Due Diligence and Responsible Governance
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Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG)
Key theme for businesses worldwide.Find out more
Boardroom Risk and Reputation
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