ESG Investing: The 5 Biggest Questions

By Refinitiv -March 6, 2020 Our LinkedIn audience answered five questions on the current state of ESG investing, including how to manage gaps in the disclosure of ESG data. The LinkedIn chat questioned whether asset managers were actively pricing climate change risks into their investment decisions and portfolios. The discussion concluded that ESG compliance was now aContinue reading “ESG Investing: The 5 Biggest Questions”

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion in the Charity Boardroom

The recently updated Charity Governance Code includes clearer recommended practice in the renamed Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Principle and sets out four stages of practice for charities in their EDI journey. Boards should: Think about why equality, diversity and inclusion are important for the charity and assess the current level of understanding. Set out plans andContinue reading “Equality, Diversity & Inclusion in the Charity Boardroom”

2020 Charity Governance Code recommendations on Equality, Diversity & Inclusion, and Integrity

The recently updated Charity Governance Code, which sets out 7 principles of good governance practice for charities in England and Wales, includes clearer recommended practice in the renamed Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Principle, and updates to the Integrity Principle to emphasise ethics and the right of everyone who has contact with the charity to be safe. TheContinue reading “2020 Charity Governance Code recommendations on Equality, Diversity & Inclusion, and Integrity”

Practical steps to improve board diversity

Many boards in the private, public and voluntary sectors realise that they need to improve the diversity of their board members, whether it be ethnic, gender, restricted ability, age or socio-economic background, but find it hard to know where to start.

Financial crime and modern slavery: the Twitter view

Che Sidanius Global Head of Financial Crime & Industry Affairs / Member of the Coalition to Fight Financial Crime at Refinitiv In the fight against financial crime and modern slavery, we engaged experts and social influencers for a live Twitter chat to mark #AntiSlaveryDay. Read their thoughts and join the conversation. Our live Twitter chatContinue reading “Financial crime and modern slavery: the Twitter view”

Diversity and inclusion: what’s the risk?

Published in Business Reporter – Fraud Prevention and Risk Management, September 2020 From the Black Lives Matter movement (BLM) to the Environment, Society and Governance (ESG) investment initiatives, the resounding cry is for greater diversity and inclusion in the workforce, and a reduction in inequality and in the barriers to opportunity. Yet the changes that reduceContinue reading “Diversity and inclusion: what’s the risk?”

How can you hold a global bank to account?

The growing #ESG movement (Environmental, Social and Governance) influencing institutional investment decisions and AGM voting intentions is shining the spotlight on the ethical behaviour of corporates around the world – and none more so than the global banking organisations, who are seen by many to have still not atoned for their sins in recklessly causing theContinue reading “How can you hold a global bank to account?”

The risks of carrying on regardless

The need to identify, measure and mitigate business continuity risks has never been more relevant. Strategic risks stop businesses achieving their strategic goals – they are the big risks, usually coming from outside the business, that are difficult to anticipate and mitigate for. Key among them is the risk to business continuity: the ability ofContinue reading “The risks of carrying on regardless”

Where are all the well-paid, private sector, NED jobs?

One of our NEDworks subscribers recently sent us an e-mail asking where all the well-paid, private sector NED roles are? There were just three December private sector vacancies .. Is that all the vacancies from across the whole country? Am I missing something here? If it is, what are you doing to improve this position as itContinue reading “Where are all the well-paid, private sector, NED jobs?”