Stepping Into The Light

How smart sustainability communication is bringing SMEs out of the shadows.  When it comes to sustainability communications, it seems like small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) have been operating on the dark side of the moon. From a global perspective, even though many of these companies engage as good corporate citizens in their local communities, the light … Continue reading Stepping Into The Light

What about the ‘S’ in ESG?

New guidelines help investors scrutinize corporate social performance. When it comes down to environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues, more and more investors are looking at how companies perform on human rights. Guarding long-term investments against a potential fallout from social grievances has become part of their fiduciary duty. In view of the complexity of global … Continue reading What about the ‘S’ in ESG?

Assuring the Assurers

How the new NOCLAR Standard Will Tackle Non-Compliance in Corporate Reporting When it comes down to assessing corporate sustainability performance and impacts, investors, rating agencies and other stakeholders have developed a growing appetite for accurate, relevant, consistent and comparable data. In a globalized world prone to economic volatility, alternative facts and corporate scandals, solid financial … Continue reading Assuring the Assurers

ESG Ratings – Quo Vadis?

An outlook on the sustainability ratings market --- This article goes beyond the findings of a scientific study about sustainable investing and ESG ratings published in 2016 on Academia. It accounts for some significant events that took place in the ESG ratings industry more recently.  The ESG ratings industry is in full transition. Driven by the demand … Continue reading ESG Ratings – Quo Vadis?