ESG

  • JD Supra Blog: Is Tax Transparency the New ESG Disclosure Demand?

    July 21, 2021

    Cooley LLP in the JD Supra Blog analyses an article published in Bloomberg reporting that tax transparency has become a growing “under-the-radar” element of ESG disclosure and explores the debate between investors on the subject.

  • Twitter Takes Action on Record Number of Accounts for Hate Speech

    July 19, 2021

    During the second half of 2020, Twitter Inc., in an effort to take action on their expansion of Hate Speech rules, penalized 1,126,990 different accounts, a 77% increase in a six month period, for violating the company’s hate speech policies.

  • JD Supra: Hogan Lowells explains ESG

    July 19, 2021

    In an article posted on JD Supra, Hogan Lowells explains Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) standards in detail including its history, potential for sustainability, as well as short and long term effects of its influence on business.

  • Jack M. Mintz: ESG Rankings are Not Reliable

    July 14, 2021

    Jack M. Mintz writes in the Financial Post that Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) guidelines cannot be standardized to help make investment decisions due to the fact that most component measures too subjective and goes on to warn that many companies “greenwash” their ESG results to make themselves look better.

  • KPMG Expands ESG Services

    July 14, 2021

    After working with the World Economic Forum last year to create a set of 21 core metrics for companies to disclose progress in ESG, KPMG has announced a new initiative called KPMG Impact, that will increase the companies efforts to provide environmental, social and governance services to clients.

  • Investors Urge SEC to Mandate Climate Reporting

    July 12, 2021

    According to Marcie Frost, Chief executive of CalPERS, as global investors increasingly demand climate risk reporting, the Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) must develop mandatory disclosure rules on climate as well as recognize independent standards to guide industry-specific disclosures and require that from companies of all sizes in all industries.

  • Facebook Asks: Are Your Friends Becoming Extremists?

    July 07, 2021

    After facing pressure from civil rights groups and lawmakers to fight « extremism », Facebook has begun testing a new program asking the platform user is they are concerned that someone they know is becoming an extremist, or alerted users that they may have been exposed to harmful extremist content.

  • Young: How Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Reporting Evolved

    June 30, 2021

    Denise Young writing for strategy-business.com explores the history of ESG and how what started out as a way to measure the environmental, social, and governance performance of a company for the purposes of gauging risk is now a major force driving business strategy.

  • Terranova Think Tank: “Globalization of Progressivism”

    June 30, 2021

    Terranova Think Tank has published a paper by Pascal Canfin who calls for the strengthening and acceleration of « globalization of progressivism », describing its features and strategic objectives of inventing a new model of prosperity.

  • Germany Passes Mandatory Human Rights Due Diligence Law

    June 23, 2021

    In a move that takes voluntary compliance to mandatory, the German parliament passed the “Law on corporate due diligence in supply chains” (“Lieferkettensorgfaltspflichtengesetz”) requiring companies implement policies to prevent human rights violations in their supply chains.

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