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Environment, Social, Governance

Profit shifting highest among US multinationals

by Bija Knowles

As much as 40 per cent of multinational profits are shifted to low-tax countries each year, depriving developing and EU countries of 20 per cent of their tax revenues

Environment, Social, Governance

Three strategies for good supply chain planning

by Bija Knowles

Planning is a key priority for supply chain professionals in 2018, with managing supplier relationships, inventory management and procurement also identified as areas for improvement

Environment, Social, Governance

Barclays launches green loans for sustainable trade

by Bija Knowles

Barclays Corporate Banking has launched a new product designed to help businesses with their working capital needs when pursuing sustainable activities

Environment, Social, Governance

EIB must take these 10 actions towards fair taxation

by Bija Knowles

The European Investment Bank must clean up its act on fiscal matters and develop a more responsible taxation policy, says a report released today by Counter Balance

Environment, Social, Governance

Is your corporate reporting in line with the SDG agenda?

by Bija Knowles

A study of the world’s biggest firms shows that few are aligning their corporate reporting with the international sustainability agenda – this is a missed opportunity according to new research

Environment, Social, Governance

Three steps towards Europe’s sustainable financial system

by Bija Knowles

Long-term risk management, more environmental reporting and measuring the climate-impact of investment funds are three key factors in the EU's move to a sustainable financial system

Environment, Social, Governance

EU sets out roadmap to a green, clean economy

by Bija Knowles

The European Commission's High-Level Expert Group on Sustainable Finance has published its recommendations for a financial system that supports sustainable investment

Environment, Social, Governance

Are corporate executives ready for 4IR?

by Bija Knowles

Most corporate leaders think that the Fourth Industrial Revolution will lead to greater economic and social equality – but businesses face challenges to adapt and manage workplace change

Environment, Social, Governance

Corporate goals that won’t negatively impact business

by Bija Knowles

Can setting goals inadvertently lead to unethical behaviour in organisations? This is the question addressed by Ethical Systems in its latest 'one-sheet' publication on behavioural science

Environment, Social, Governance

Innovation will bring opportunities, not just automation

by Bija Knowles

Almost a quarter of jobs will be automated in the next seven years, but do we tend to be overly alarmist about this? It's possible that technology will create as many jobs as it takes away

Environment, Social, Governance

How are European corporates reporting on climate change?

by Bija Knowles

The CDP's 2017 Climate Change Report looks at how Europe's biggest companies are disclosing relevant climate change data – but 26% are still not setting emissions reduction targets

Environment, Social, Governance

EC to increase supervisory role in fight against climate change

by Bija Knowles

The European Commission has put forward a set of amendments to EU financial supervision, including that sustainability and green goals be integrated into financial risk at supervisory level

Environment, Social, Governance

Who will take on sustainability/ESG reporting harmonisation?

by Bija Knowles

From human rights, environmental pollution and social well-being, commercial activities have far-reaching consequences, which must be measured – but who will set the standards?