ESG

  • National Review: Voluntary ESG Disclosures Not Enough for Feds

    February 17, 2021

    Richard Morrison explores why the government insists on costly federal mandates, despite dozens of companies voluntarily pledging to disclose information through a new system of rules for reporting on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) topics.

  • Stakeholder Capitalism Gains Traction with New ESG Metrics

    February 02, 2021

    Dozens of the world's largest companies, representing trillions of dollars in market capitalization, pledged to use a uniform set of "Stakeholder Capitalism Metrics », set by the World Economic Forum and is based on four pillars: people, planet, prosperity and principles of governance.

  • Tech Giants May Face Court in Europe Over Data Privacy

    January 18, 2021

    The European Court of Justice recently declared that any regulator in the EU region should be able to bring about new proceedings concerning data privacy, potentially bringing a wave of new cases against Facebook and other U.S. tech giants.

  • Bloomberg and Rockefeller Asset Management Launch ESG Improvers Index

    January 13, 2021

    Bloomberg and Rockefeller Asset Management have launched the Bloomberg Rockefeller US All Cap Multi-Factor ESG (environmental, social, and governance) Improvers Index that ranks a company’s improvement in performance on material ESG issues relative to industry peers.

  • Barron’s: Concerns Grow Over Big Data Bias

    January 11, 2021

    Susan Ariel Aaronson, research professor at George Washington University, explores concerns as evidence grows that reliance on big data analytical processes can lead to divisive, discriminatory, inequitable, and even dangerous outcomes.

  • Barrons: The Marketplace demands Ethical AI

    December 30, 2020

    As Artificial Intelligence grows, industry leaders have faced mounting pressure to be responsible stewards from consumers, community stakeholders, and from their own employees. 

  • UK to Fine Social Media Giants for Failure to Remove "Harmful" Content.

    December 16, 2020

    In an effort to set the global standard for safety online, the United Kingdom announced it will fine social media companies up to 10 percent of their global revenue if they fail to stop illegal and harmful content from reaching their online users, including terrorism, child abuse material, and misinformation about Covid-19.

  • Voters in Switzerland Narrowly Reject RBI

    December 02, 2020

    Voters in Switzerland narrowly rejected the novel “Responsible Business Initiative” (RBI), which would have extended liability to multinational corporations for noncompliance with international environmental and human rights standards, in Switzerland and abroad.

  • House Republicans Seek Information about Foreign Funding of U.S. Universities

    August 05, 2020

    After an Education Department investigation that "uncovered over $6.5 billion of previously unreported foreign donations," Reps. Jim Jordan of Ohio, James Comer of Kentucky, and Virginia Foxx of North Carolina — the ranking members on the Judiciary, Oversight, and Education committees, respectively — requested Harvard University, Yale University, the University of Chicago, the University of Delaware, New York University, and the University of Pennsylvania provide answers about all of their gifts from and contacts with the governments of or businesses and nationals from China, Russia, Qatar, Iran, and Saudi Arabia by next Monday.

  • WaPo: Twitter Combats Chinese Propaganda Operations

    June 14, 2020

    In an attempt to combat false narratives from the Communist Party of China on Twitter, the social media company deleted nearly 170,000 accounts related to Chinese propaganda operations.

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