ESG Archive

Sep 10, 2021
S&P Global raises concerns on greenwashing
Global reporting standardization could help mitigate investor concerns about ESG greenwashing in relation to green bonds, according to S&P Global.  The financial information provider believes sustainable bond issuance, including green, social, sustainability and sustainability-linked bonds, could collectively exceed $1 tn in 2021, a near 500 percent increase on 2018 figures.  Despite this growth, a lack of transparency around instrument labeling, report...
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Sep 07, 2021
Opinion: Investor relations can champion a more diverse and inclusive future
The issues shaping societies across the globe, as well as the people that inhabit them, are taking center stage for the investment community. Lack of female representation in leadership positions, limited contribution to climate change efforts and dependence on unsustainable business practices are common concerns worldwide. Savvy investors are, more than ever, demanding that the companies in which they hold a stake take action. This has resulted in a response from b...
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Aug 30, 2021
Fox faces vote on lobbying proposal
The SEC has given the green light for shareholders in Fox Corporation to vote this fall on a proposal regarding the company’s lobbying activities. The proposal, filed by Kenneth Steiner on behalf of John Chevedden, requests that Fox prepare an annual report disclosing: Company policy and procedures governing direct and indirect lobbying and ‘grassroots lobbying communications’ Payments by Fox used for direct or indirect lobbying or grassr...
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Aug 30, 2021
Nike shareholders to vote on social proposals
Nike shareholders will vote on a proposal requesting disclosure around the company’s work to promote diversity and inclusion – and proposals on other social-related themes – as such measures have gained momentum this year. The SEC earlier this month denied Nike’s request for no-action relief if it excluded a proposal filed on behalf of As You ...
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Aug 25, 2021
FTSE 100 female directors paid less than male counterparts, finds research
The pay gap at FTSE 100 companies is in the spotlight in new research from the New Street Consulting Group, which finds that women are paid far less than their male counterparts in both executive and non-executive director roles.  A female board director is paid 73 percent less, on average, than a male director. The average pay – including both executive and non-executive roles – for a female director stands at £237,000 ($325,000) compared with £875,900 for a...
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