Sustainability criteria making it challenging for consumers and investors to make fully informed decisions

Rumina Dhalla and Felix Arndt from the University of Guelph in Canada write on The Conversation website about the confusion over what makes a company sustainable.   Sustainability rankings don't always identify sustainable companies British American Tobacco (famous for cigarettes), Coca-Cola (world-renowned for its sugary soft drinks) and Glencore (a British/Swiss mining company) were recently … Continue reading Sustainability criteria making it challenging for consumers and investors to make fully informed decisions

The climate crisis can never be solved by today’s free markets

Dominic Rushe writes on The Guardian website about the views of Tariq Fancy, the former chief investment officer for sustainable investing at BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager. But for Fancy, who now runs the digital learning non-profit Rumie in Toronto, Canada, BlackRock’s move, and the ones it has inspired, contain a fundamental flaw: the … Continue reading The climate crisis can never be solved by today’s free markets

The WBCSD 7th annual review of corporate ESG reporting and disclosure finds 88% of member companies have improved their overall scores since 2015

Catherine Benson Wahlén writes on the SDG Knowledge Hub website of the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) about the findings from the seventh annual review from the World Business Council for Sustainable Development’s (WBCSD) of corporate environmental, social and governance (ESG) reporting and disclosure.   WBCSD Finds Corporate Reports Focus Most on SDGs 8, … Continue reading The WBCSD 7th annual review of corporate ESG reporting and disclosure finds 88% of member companies have improved their overall scores since 2015