The development of leaders able to respond to climate change and sustainability challenges

This paper seeks to discuss the role of business academics and business schools in the development of leaders able to respond to climate change and sustainability challenges. The paper captures contributions made during a panel discussion at the First Academic Symposium on Leadership for Climate Change and Sustainability held at La Trobe University, Melbourne in […]

The banking sector and integrated reporting: focus on HSBC

written by Carol Adams There are good reasons for banks to adopt integrated reporting and think beyond compliance requirements. With nine of ninety plus businesses in the International Integrated Reporting Council’s (IIRC) pilot, the sector is leading the way in integrated reporting.  The nine are: BBVA (Spain); BNDES and Itau Unibanco (Brazil); DBS Bank (Singapore); […]

ESG issues and business responses: an interview with Ian Woods, AMP Capital

Ian is Head of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Research at AMP Capital investors and is a founding member and Deputy Chair of the Investor Group on Climate Change. He spoke with me about his views on business attitudes to ESG issues, especially supply chain issues, ESG issues of the future and integrated and sustainability reporting. […]

Integrated Reporting and the Six Capitals: What does it all mean?

written by Carol Adams Big companies are all talking about integrated reporting.  But what is it? How do you do it? And what difference will it make to whom? I’ll be looking at some of these questions over my next few blogs as the IIRC starts to release its Background Papers to support the International […]