How does new information about climate change impact our existing beliefs? Audio & video podcast

How does new information about climate change impact our existing beliefs? Cass Sunstein, who spoke at the London School of Economics’ Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment on 1 February 2018, identifies some surprising biases and findings. Cass Sunstein (@CassSunstein) is the Robert Walmsley University Professor at Harvard Law School. From 2009 to 2012, he was […]

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Taking #MeToo into Global Supply Chains

Harassment and abuse are widespread among suppliers of multinationals, but better worker representation can offer women a protected voice, write LSE’s Dr Sarah Ashwin and Dr Naila Kabeer. Sexual harassment in the workplace is not a new phenomenon. There have been some well publicised episodes before – Clarence Thomas, Justice in the American Supreme Court, […]

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Stop Talking About How CSR Helps Your Bottom Line

Companies are starting to care more about corporate social responsibility (CSR). Among the largest 250 companies in the world, 92% produced a CSR report in 2015, informing shareholders and the public about the firm’s activities. That’s up from 64% having such a report in 2005. Today, Fortune Global 500 firms spend around $20 billion a […]

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The 6 Ways Business Leaders Talk About Sustainability

Capitalists focus on the financial returns from capital invested, and most business leaders prioritize issues that are financially material. For anyone with a pension linked to market performance, that is a good thing. But this single-minded focus can be a major problem when it comes to tackling slow-building, systemic challenges, like global warming, that could […]

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Managing Culture – new report sets out steps to good practice

A new report by the Ethics Centre, Governance Institute, Chartered Accountants Australia New Zealand and Internal Auditors aims to guide organisations in managing strong corporate cultures. In December 2017 The Ethics Centre, the Governance Institute, Chartered Accountants Australia New Zealand and The Institute of Internal Auditors released a new guide: Managing culture – a Good […]

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ACSI writes a new chapter on ESG oversight

Climate change, labour and human rights, corporate culture and tax transparency in spotlight The Australian Council of Superannuation Investors’ (ACSI) latest governance guidelines reflect growing market interest in Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) issues. The ACSI Governance Guidelines, updated every two years, present the expectations of ACSI members about governance practices of companies they invest […]

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UK Corporate Governance Code Under Review

A substantial reworking of the UK corporate governance code is on the way The UK has commenced consultations on the promised ‘fundamental review’ of its Corporate Governance Code – the equivalent of our ASX Corporate Governance Principles & Recommendations. Consultations close on 28 February with the new Code proposed to apply to listed UK firms […]

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