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    Adidas case slapped with amended complaint for violating ESG policies

    Shareholders amended the class-action lawsuit against the sportswear brand, which accuses it of failing to disclose ESG and DEI violations made by rapper Ye in a timely manner.

    By Oct. 25, 2023
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    7 ESG trends influencing corporate strategy

    Developments in the ESG landscape directing investor decisions include the consolidation of reporting frameworks, the rise of AI and data metrics, social responsibility and impending regulation from the SEC.

    By , Oct. 23, 2023
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    Citigroup’s $1B racial equity program gets Labor Department greenlight

    The department’s advisory opinion clears the way for the investment bank’s program, which includes plans to subsidize investment management fees for minority- and women-owned plan managers.

    By Oct. 18, 2023
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    Climate change leading cause for excluding companies from portfolios: report

    A coalition of nonprofits released a financial exclusions tracker of companies that have been blacklisted by banks and investors over factors such as climate change, weapon and tobacco use, and human rights violations.

    By Oct. 17, 2023
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    SEC investor panel pushes for increased workforce disclosures

    The Investor Advisory Committee proposed a new rule to the agency that would require companies to disclose comprehensive labor data like compensation ranges and employment status.

    By Oct. 13, 2023
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    Greenwashing growing in frequency and complexity: report

    “Social washing,” which is when companies make misleading claims of conduct on social issues, is also on the rise, according to a report from ESG data and research company RepRisk. 

    By Oct. 11, 2023
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    DOJ files lawsuit against eBay for violating Clean Air Act

    The online retailer is being accused of the sale of illegal aftermarket defeat devices, which increase auto pollution emissions and harm public health.

    By Sept. 29, 2023
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    75% of companies unprepared for coming ESG audits: KPMG

    As regulators worldwide begin to mandate ESG disclosures, only 25% of companies are ready for audits of their reports, KPMG said.

    By Jim Tyson • Sept. 26, 2023
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    From ‘ableism’ to ‘woke’: Institute of Hospitality publishes DEI glossary

    The glossary, an industry first, looks to create a common vocabulary of diversity, equity and inclusion terms for the hospitality sector.

    By Sept. 14, 2023
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    Investor coalition lobbies standard setter to prioritize human and workers’ rights

    ShareAction’s letter urges the International Sustainability Standards Board to also look at human capital and human rights together when it considers disclosures reporting.

    By Sept. 11, 2023
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    6 CFO tips for handling the backlash against ESG

    The ESG backlash has compelled companies to alter their sustainability strategies, including ensuring close alignment with core business goals, the Conference Board said.

    By Jim Tyson • Aug. 9, 2023
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    Record number of ESG shareholder proposals go to a vote

    As of June 30, approval rates for shareholder proposals focused on environmental and social issues fell compared to all of 2022, Diligent Market Intelligence said.

    By Jim Tyson • Aug. 4, 2023
  • ESG standard setter releases global reporting rules

    The global effort to harmonize rules for corporate sustainability reporting will now focus on rallying adoption of its voluntary standards in dozens of jurisdictions worldwide.

    By Jim Tyson • June 27, 2023