In this Fiduciary Investors Series podcast Amanda White talks to chief executive of the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board, Janine Guillot, about stakeholder capitalism and the role investors can play in shifting the dial. We discuss the value SASB can play as a tool for decision making and how stakeholder issues can impact performance.
Amanda WhiteMay 12, 2020
In times of uncertainty and disruption the “long-term” is a place that’s often easy to talk about but harder to operationalise but forward-looking information is highly valued, particularly during this crisis. To understand a company’s value proposition requires a real sense of its ability to innovate and be a source of disruption (not its victim). That requires a rounded view of the forward story and an assessment of key ESG issues and mega-trends.
Brian TomlinsonApril 22, 2020
Last week BlackRock’s Larry Fink announced the company would put climate change centre-stage across its $7 trillion portfolio after what critics have called years of prevarication. Sarah Rundell looks behind what the statement could mean in practice.
Sarah RundellJanuary 22, 2020
This week SASB and Bloomberg launched some new indexes - Bloomberg SASB ESG equity index for US large cap equity, and the Bloomberg SASB ESG fixed income index for investment-grade corporate bonds - to help investors track companies and create sustainable, long-term value in a way that supports their fiduciary responsibilities. Director of capital markets policy and outreach at SASB, Janine Guillot explains.
Janine GuillotSeptember 24, 2019
More than 600 organisations have supported the Task Force on Climate Related Financial Disclosures but the implementation of its recommendations have been slow, so CDSB and SASB have drawn on their well-established reporting frameworks to produce a guide that shows companies, in a very practical way, how to implement the recommendations.
Amanda WhiteMay 17, 2019
The investment community’s obsession with short-term earnings is detrimental but convincing investors to back the slow, patient money is a tough sell, according to the CIO of one of the largest US pension funds, Chris Ailman, speaking at the annual SASB conference.
Amanda WhiteDecember 5, 2018