Reporting Archive

Oct 20, 2021
Lack of robust data biggest barrier to greater ESG adoption, shows new survey
Almost half (49 percent) of investors say a lack of robust ESG data is ‘holding back’ their organization’s further adoption of ESG’, according to a new survey of more than 1,000 investors across 16 countries. Capital Group’s inaugural ESG Global Study 2021 covers 1,040 global institutional and wholesale investors, including pension funds, family offices and insurance ...
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Sep 29, 2021
Investors urge 1,600 companies to set science-based targets for carbon emissions
A major investor coalition has called on 1,600 companies to set science-based targets covering carbon emissions, as pressure on the corporate sector over climate risk continues to ramp up. The campaign, organized by non-profit CDP, urges companies to work with the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi), which verifies whether emissions-reduction goals are in line with limiting global warming to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels. In total, 220 financial inst...
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Sep 23, 2021
More than half of S&P Global 1200 using SASB framework
More than 600 companies from the S&P 1200 index now use the SASB Standards in their external communications to investors, according to an announcement from the Value Reporting Foundation. SASB launched in 2011, working with an influential investor advisory group to help define ESG materiality on a sector-specific basis. In November 2018, it launched i...
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Sep 21, 2021
Boardroom ESG expertise leads to better performance on corporate sustainability, study finds
Companies without any ESG expertise at the board level tend to underperform on sustainability compared with companies that have ESG experts, according to a joint survey by NN Investment Partners and Glass Lewis. The survey uses data from NN Investment Partners’ proprietary ESG Lens score, a tool that provides a single ESG score for each company or country assessed, while considering a wide range of data points. The resulting score is used as a key input for the ov...
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Sep 09, 2021
Buchanan gains more financial PR clients than any other company during Q3
Buchanan has jumped into second place in a list of the most-used advisers after adding more financial PR clients during Q3 than any of its rivals, according to the latest study by Adviser Rankings. Between May and August, Buchanan added seven clients, bringing its total to 75. Camarco, which overtook Buchanan in the Q2 rankings, has dropped into third place after failing to gain any new clients during Q3. It currently has 73 clients, according to Adviser Rankings....
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Sep 01, 2021
London Stock Exchange eyes direct listings from India
The London Stock Exchange (LSE) has set its sights on Indian IPOs once the new direct overseas listing policy launches. Once established, this policy will allow Indian companies to list on select overseas stock exchanges. This will be done by issuing their common equity shares to overseas investors instead of DRs. The policy will also allow foreign companies to be listed on the National Stock Exchange of India.   In addition, Indian companies will likely no ...
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Aug 20, 2021
The week in investor relations: BHP to delist from London, Ackman’s SPAC gets sued and family feud wipes $2 bn from pork producer
– The UK’s blue-chip FTSE 100 index is set to lose one of its biggest companies after miner BHP said it would unify its dual-corporate structure and shift its primary stock market listing to Australia, reported the Financial Times (paywall). The move was announced as BHP unveiled a deal to exit oil and gas by selling its petroleum business to Australia’s Woodside Pe...
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Aug 18, 2021
‘Don’t think about ESG simply as a reporting exercise,’ advises former SSGA asset stewardship head
Governance consultancy Diligent has been on something of an ESG push this year, with acquisitions and the launch of its new ESG Solution service on its Modern GRC platform just last week. Earlier this year the company also hired Matt DiGuiseppe to head its ESG Center of Excellence. DiGuiseppe joined the company from State Street Global Advisors (SSGA) where he was head of Americas asset stewardship. He talks to IR Magazine about finding a framework that is ...
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