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Archive by category: ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance)Return
February 2022
IMF staff have defined ‘green PFM’ “as the integration of an environment and/or climate-friendly perspective into PFM practices, systems and frameworks”.
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We are nearing mid-February already and here in the UK it feels as if Spring is just around the corner. The mornings are, on-balance, becoming warmer, the evenings longer, the sun making more regular appearances.
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January 2022
The first time I used the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) framework to do annual Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) reporting was in late 2010. At the beginning of that year, I had joined The New Forests Company, an East African forestry and value-added timber products business, that had ...
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One of the most triumphant stories that people in my business repeat ad nauseum has to do with the outperformance of the S&P Environmental, Social, Governance (ESG) Index over the classical S&P index, over the last year.
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The first steps towards responsible investments were taken by former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan in 2004 and were set out in the UN Principles for Responsible Investment, published in 2006.
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November 2021
Following the confirmatory announcement at COP 26 ‘the proposed’ International Sustainability Standards Board is now ‘The ISSB’, period. It’s what’s been mooted, hinted at, suggested over the past twelve months, ever since the IFRS Foundation first issued its Consultation Paper on Sustainabili...
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October 2021
In the week that host city Glasgow ramps up final preparations for the Conference of the Parties Number 26 (COP 26), doubts are already being raised, and expectations down-played, as to the positive outcomes of an event billed by some as the ‘last chance saloon’ for the climate.
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The emerging world of ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) is a confusing place. Read this article and take part in our prize draw to win a place on one of our fantastic virtual courses, “ESG Reporting - Why you need to care”.
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September 2021
There is a growing recognition of the importance of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) disclosures and reporting. ESG is increasingly included in regulation, standard-setting and guidance for organisations’ external reporting.
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I sat there, eyes glued to the screen, transfixed. Knowing, at any minute the door could fly open, and I’d be done for.
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