UK public supports “green taxes” proposal

UK public supports green taxes to achieve net zero A recent survey has found out that the majority of the British public would be in favor of a green taxes. Moreover, most of the UK citizens also support the idea that their government should increase spending to address environmental issues. These findings could potentially set […]

BUSINESS SCHOOLS URGED TO INTEGRATE ESG PRINCIPLES IN THEIR CORE CURRICULUM

Business schools urged to integrate ESG in their core curriculum  Today more than ever, sustainability is at the center of preoccupations on the business agenda. Every firm is putting forward how it implements ESG principles, every manager is driving its team to make ethical decisions, and every shareholder is investing in sustainable fields.  However, a […]

THE BIDEN’S ADMINISTRATION SHOULD NOT IGNORE HYBRID CARS

The Biden’s administration should not ignore hybrid cars During the Earth Day climate Summit hosted by US President Joe Biden on 22-23 of April, the climate goals made at the 2015 Paris accords were revived; such goals include limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius, an objective attainable solely through a consistent reduction of greenhouse […]

Banking Regulators Start Climate Stress Tests

BANKING REGULATORS START CLIMATE STRESS TESTS “Climate change has the potential to cause substantial disruption to our economies, businesses and livelihoods in the coming decades. Yet the associated risks remain poorly understood, as climate shocks differ from the financial shocks observed during previous crises.” That is the opening of the latest month’s blog post by […]

Tough Unilateralism  and the lessons from Tax Policy

Though Unilateralism  and the lessons from Tax Policy Which international summit can have a greater impact on the fight against global warming? Everyone interested in climate change policies knows about the upcoming COP26 that will be held in Glasgow this fall. However, that might not be the international negotiation to follow, the OECD one on […]

IntesaSanpaolo, manager’s bonus pegged to new criteria ESG

IntesaSanpaolo, manager’s bonus pegged to new criteria ESG A 274-page document. This is the size of the consolidated non-financial statement (Dnf) of the Intesa Sanpaolo group. Which has interesting new features such as the new indicator (Kpi) to which the variable part of the remuneration of 4 top managers and 35 managers has been linked: […]

Amazon illegally fired two activists in a “David vs. Goliath” fight.

Amazon illegally fired two activists in a “David vs. Goliath” fight. Claims of unfair labor practices at Amazon have become very common over the last few years. Although Amazon’s starting wage of 15$ an hour is twice the federal minimum in the US, the working conditions and the labor practices implemented by the Seattle based […]

ARE WE MOVING TOWARDS A LOW-CARBON WORLD?

ARE WE MOVING TOWARDS A LOW-CARBON WORLD? Sustainability metrics allow investors to evaluate funds based on their environmental, social and governance (ESG) risks and opportunities. This analysis can provide insights on the effectiveness of portfolio management in a long-term financial perspective. Moreover, business commitment metrics can help investors to gain a more comprehensive overview of […]

Biden zaps the power from Trump’s ESG rules

Biden zaps the power from Trump’s ESG rules. During the last decade, ESG principles have taken considerable space into the considerations of multiple investors, making it crucial for countries to make and adapt their policies. While during a mandate, these policies are consistent, they can drastically change between two leaders. To better understand the idea, let us zoom into the United States. Between his policies […]

Sustainability reporting? Maybe not too far

Sustainability reporting? Maybe not too far Last September, under the circumstances of its five years strategy review, the IFRS Foundation published on its website a consultation paper related to sustainability reporting, giving three months to interested parties to comment on it. The IFRS Foundation, the legal entity ruling on the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB), […]