Claudia De Meulemeester

Capital Flows, EU, Policy & Regulation
November 28, 2023

Will due diligence legislation further recalibrate supply chains?

Increased regulatory scrutiny of companies’ environmental and human rights records could become an additional stimulant to ‘nearshore’ and ‘friendshore’ supply chains, say experts
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EU, Policy & Regulation, US
November 27, 2023

Scope 4 emissions: a handy tool or greenwashing bait?

The emergence of Scope 4 – or “avoided” – emissions, in company reports has the industry debating what role their disclosure can play in carbon...
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EU, Policy & Regulation, UK
November 22, 2023

EU, UK and other regulators intensify scrutiny of ESG rating providers

Policymakers in Europe and the UK intend to regulate the sector to boost transparency and consistency, while some ESG rating agencies have already updated parts...
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Shell logo outside UK petrol station
Energy, Sector Focus
November 15, 2023

ClientEarth loses bid to appeal Shell director case

Latest dismissal signals UK courts are hesitant to rule on Shell board’s transition plans
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Coal power plant emissions
Policy & Regulation, UK
November 8, 2023

Ecocide law consultation launched in Scotland

A member of the Scottish parliament is proposing a new criminal law that could see environmental polluters jailed for up to 20 years
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Evian bottling plant - Danone
EU, Policy & Regulation
November 7, 2023

Coca-Cola, Danone and Nestlé face EU complaint over plastic bottle recycling claims

The multinational companies’ ‘100%’ recycling statements are being disputed by the European Consumer Organisation, which has filed a complaint with the EU
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EU, Policy & Regulation
October 24, 2023

Supply chain legislation on the rise globally

More than a dozen countries are implementing mandatory corporate due diligence obligations that are likely to impact companies’ business operations, decision-making and litigation risk
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Boardroom meeting
October 20, 2023

In Charts: Newly appointed UK company directors are less diverse

Over the past year, UK boards have prioritised appointing individuals with a proven track record instead of more diverse talent, according to a new study
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Policy & Regulation
October 18, 2023

Corporate America examines DEI policies as risk of anti-discrimination litigation rises

‘Reverse discrimination’ lawsuits challenging organisations’ diversity, equity and inclusion policies are set to increase across the US following the supreme court’s ruling against affirmative action
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Indian steel exports
India, Policy & Regulation
October 9, 2023

India studying countermeasures to tackle CBAM

The Indian government is looking at imposing retaliatory tariffs on EU imports, while also considering a domestic carbon tax, experts tell Sustainable Views following leaks to the Indian press
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Policy & Regulation
October 5, 2023

What do ESG job titles reveal about a company’s decarbonisation plans?

Experts say unrestricted expansion in ESG and sustainability-related corporate jobs risks confusing business strategies underlying a company’s green transition, unless their functions are properly embedded throughout the value chain
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