February 2017

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CLIMATE INVESTMENTS MAKE THE WORLD SAFER – EU’S MOGHERINI TO MATTIS

Megan Darby at Climate Home writes this week about EU foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini's response to the US call for increased defence spending by NATO members. Defence chief James Mattis and VP Mike Pence were at the Munich Security Conference where Mogherini offered to...

CLIMATE BIGGEST ESG RISK FACING UK PENSION FUNDS – REPORT

A new report finds that the risks arising from climate change impact more industries than any other environmental, social and governance (ESG) issue in a typical UK pension scheme's defined-contribution (DC) default fund portfolio. The report, commissioned by the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) and...

FINANCE MATTERS INTERVIEW: MICHAEL HARRIS, MANAGER PWC & BEYONDME CO-FOUNDER

Bio Name: Michael Harris Base: London, UK Position: Manager, PwC and co-founder of BeyondMe Tenure: 6 years Global issue you care most about: Mental health Michael Harris is a chartered accountant with PwC and the co-founder of BeyondMe, an organisation which pairs professionals wanting to volunteer their time and skills with charity...

THE FUTURE OF CORPORATE CLIMATE REPORTING

Climate change and the business risks it poses are becoming a key corporate sustainability reporting trend, according to a report from the Global Reporting Initiative and advisory firm SustainAbility, Jessica Lyons Hardcastle at Environmental Leader reports this week. The report, which consolidates insights from the GRI...

FINANCE MATTERS INTERVIEW WITH DAVE TROW, ASSISTANT MANAGER KPMG

Dave Trow, Assistant Manager at KPMG, entered and won one of the firm’s corporate responsibility competitions, ‘BRIGHT’. The programme is focused on developing new ideas specifically targeted at addressing the UN millennium development goals. He active in KPMG's volunteering programmes and at the same time...