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The Anthropocene – 3 Reasons Why It Matters to Your Business

Introduction to the Anthropocene In a wonderful new book, professors Simon Lewis and Mark Maslin at London University College, make a convincing case that the Earth has entered the Anthropocene (combining the Greek words for ‘human’ and ‘recent’). Humans have literally become a force of nature. Meaning that human activity changes the Earth from one […]

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Embedding ESG-risk into Your Risk Management Framework (COSO)

We wrote about integrating environmental, social, and governance (ESG-) risks into your overall risk management framework before, see blog post Feb2018. This short video shows you why this is so important to businesses nowadays: The Reporting Exchange (an exhaustive source of information for anyone preparing sustainability reports) and COSO (organization that supplies risk management models

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Track the Most Important Planetary Boundary Yourself

Curbing climate change is arguably the most important non-financial topic your firm should be reporting efforts on; read here why (January 2018 post) and how (February 2018 post). To push yourself to become familiar with the numbers for climate change, internalize the range where the world enters a zone of uncertainty, see the table below

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Could You Be Wrong in Thinking Climate Change Does Not Affect Your Business?

Credit: Takver via Flickr Introduction: what The Economist has to say about climate change and business More than a year ago, we started off a series of blog posts on mandatory non-financial disclosures with a post on climate change. At that point, four risk groups of climate change were identified and suggestions were made on

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The EU Directive on Disclosure of Non-Financial Information: Will It Push the Needle?

Do you think the EU Directive on Disclosure of Non-Financial Information (follow this link) will seriously push the needle on sustainable practices? Or will it just be an exercise in box-ticking? Starting this year, over 6,000 companies in the EU will be required to disclose negative impacts caused by their business operations, including their policies

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What every manager should know about (5/5): Non-Financial Disclosure

Introduction This ‘What Every Manager Should Know About’-series is intended for managers whose businesses have to disclose (or feel the need or pressure to disclose) non-financial information. The needs or pressures to disclose non-financial information are manifold. Regulatory compliance such as EU directive 2014/95/EU, NGO pressure, ESG-risk management, demands from investors, and many other factors

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What every manager should know about (4/5): Corruption and Bribery

Introduction Now that large corporates have to adhere to EU regulation 2014/95/EU, managers should be more familiar with a number of non-financial topics. The EU regulation on the disclosure of non-financial information asks firms to provide information on environmental, social and employee matters, respect for human rights, anti-corruption and anti-bribery matters. In this post, the

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