Chemicals are a critical, but often overlooked, factor of success for a circular economy. 96% of all products on European markets, from food to medical treatments, from buildings to consumer electronics, rely on chemicals, so this shouldn’t come as a surprise. But what does circularity mean for the future of the chemicals industry? Should it embrace circular systems or resist them?
Creating a New Quality For Corporate Reporting - As European policy makers press ahead to promote sustainable investment, stakeholders are stepping up the discussion about standardizing ESG-related metrics and non-financial disclosure This week at the COP24 climate summit in Katowice, Poland, the discussion about how to implement the directives of the Paris Agreement is in … Continue reading Less medley, more value
I had a chance to talk to Wim Bartels in his capacity of Progamme Lead at the Corporate Reporting Dialogue (CRD) about key issues and initiatives around the further development of corporate reporting. In our interview, we address topics like the CRD’s objectives and alleged competition, the convergence of non-financial and financial reporting frameworks, integrated versus multiple reporting, PDF versus HTML, and the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) tools.
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?