Managing Carbon Governance

By Dr Rory Sullivan

Companies need to respond to climate change – both mitigation (emissions reductions) and adaptation – as a strategic business concern, not simply as an operational issue. From an investment perspective, the ultimate test of a company’s climate change strategy is the extent to which it protects the business over the short-, medium and long-term, through maximising upside opportunities and minimising downside risks.… Read the rest

Social and new media: Improving ownership?

The ICGN Conference in Paris last week included a session on the very interesting topic of new and social media, exploring what are some of the ramifications in the context of corporate governance.

Taking corporate governance in its widest sense – i.e.… Read the rest

Kay hopes for “not just another governance review”

Professor John Kay has formally launched his consultation exercise to examine  UK equity markets and long-term decision making.

In a launch event at the National Association of Pension Funds the review team published a detailed call for evidence paper identifying the key questions the review will explore. … Read the rest

New guidance for issuers on risk

Understanding corporate risk has shot to the top of the agenda for ESG-focussed investors in recent months. Under the newly expanded Section C of The UK Corporate Governance Code, boards are explicitly tasked with being responsible for “determining the nature and extent of the significant risks [the board] is willing to take in achieving its strategic objectives”.… Read the rest

Manifest-I reader offer – 20% off “Greenhouse Gas Management”

Manifest-I readers can claim an exclusive 20% discount on Dr Rory Sullivan’s latest report: ” Corporate Greenhouse Gas Management”.

This report offers practical recommendations to companies seeking to respond effectively to climate change-related business drivers while also offering them the flexibility to adapt to changing circumstances.… Read the rest

Running the Stewardship Race: What Will Define London 2012?

We are already fast approaching the anniversary of the first investor disclosures in response to the UK Stewardship Code: the raft of reviews and evaluations as to its impact is sure to begin soon, especially with the notion of a European Stewardship Code and the introduction of other similar Codes fresh in our minds as we approach the autumn conference season.… Read the rest