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Interview with Center for ESG Research’ Lead Researcher

JyllandsPosten & Finans.dk made an interview with Center for ESG Research' Lead Researcher. We discussed many things - but amongst others we discussed the investors' use of ESG data. Danish companies get away with informing too little and too vaguely about their ESG - and the investors let them do it without posing any questions. [...]

By | November 12th, 2018|Presse|0 Comments

Podcast on Center for ESG Research’ work

Bæredygtig Business visited Center for ESG Research at DTU – and here is the podcast result of the dialogue on how the companies can make better CSR reports. The podcast covers the difference between CSR and ESG, the nuances of the Danish Statements Act, and how the investors can use the non-financial data. by Steffen [...]

By | November 6th, 2018|Presse|0 Comments

WBCSD: Enhancing the credibility of non-financial information

World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) and PwC have released a new report focused on what investors need in order to make decisions that consider non-financial information – that is, information outside of financial statements including environmental, social and governance (ESG) metrics. The report, titled “Enhancing the credibility of non-financial information,” highlights that investors [...]

By | November 6th, 2018|New research|0 Comments

Harvard: The Price of Corporate Sustainability

Combining corporate sustainability performance scores based on environmental, social and governance (ESG) data with big data measuring public sentiment about a company’s sustainability performance, I find that the valuation premium paid for companies with strong sustainability performance has increased over time and that the premium is increasing as a function of positive public sentiment momentum. [...]

By | November 6th, 2018|New research|0 Comments

UNCTAD: Guidance on Core indicators for entity reporting on the contribution towards the attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals

The objective of this Guidance is to provide practical information on how the core indicators could be measured in a consistent manner and in alignment with countries’ needs on monitoring the attainment of the SDG agenda. It is intended to serve as a tool to assist governments to assess the private sector contribution to the [...]

By | November 6th, 2018|New research|0 Comments

SSE: How securities regulators can support the Sustainable Development Goals

This report identifies five action areas where securities regulators can contribute to a more stable and resilient financial system that better supports the SDGs. These are: 1. Facilitate investment to support the delivery of the SDGs: Aid investment flows to towards achieving the SDGs via financial products. 2. Strengthen corporate sustainability-related disclosures: Improve the quality [...]

By | November 6th, 2018|New research|0 Comments

Analysis of the 50 largest Danish companies’ CSR reporting

FSR - Danish Auditors hired Center for ESG Research to investigate the usability of the CSR reports of the 50 largest Danish companies - listed as well as unlisted. The analysis covers both the robustness of the reports, the connotation between the business and the sustainability activities, and not the least the use of the [...]

By | October 12th, 2018|New research|0 Comments

Are Passive Investors a Challenge to Corporate Governance?

Corporate governance theories generally suggest that institutional investors could effectively improve the quality of governance through intervention and threat to exit. However, passive institutional investors such as index funds and ETFs lack the ability to exit and may not have strong motivation to intervene, thus lowering the quality of governance of the firms they heavily [...]

By | June 28th, 2018|New research|0 Comments

Yale University: Corporate Sustainability Metrics: What Investors Need and Don’t Get

While traditional socially responsible investors use Environment, Social, and Governance (ESG) performance metrics to exclude “bad actor” companies from their portfolios, the new interest comes from those who hope to match or beat market performance benchmarks. The prevailing wisdom suggests, however, that corporate sustainability leadership only rarely translates into marketplace success and recent studies to [...]

By | June 28th, 2018|New research|0 Comments