Online Resources

Online Resources

Browse through the library of resources that we’ve put together to help keep your board in the know and understand current challenges and opportunities facing companies today.

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directors addressing climate change

Two sides of the same coin: the growing expectation on boards to address climate change as risks AND opportunities

B.Accountability & Ceres (October 1, 2018)

http://www.icd.ca/getmedia/fccb4501-81fb-49cf-a188-a2fd3a0e61c8/Two-sides-of-the-same-coin.aspx

Getting Climate Smart: A Primer for Corporate Directors in a Changing Environment

Ceres (May 14, 2018)

https://www.ceres.org/resources/reports/getting-climate-smart-primer-corporate-directors-changing-environment

Responsible Investment: Charting a Sustainable Advantage

RBC Global Asset Management (October, 2018)

http://www.rbcgam.com/corporate-governance-and-responsible-investment/pdf/esg-executive-summary-2018.pdf

PwC’s 2017 Annual Corporate Directors Survey: Boards of investors in a shifting world

PwC (2018)

https://www.pwc.com/us/en/governance-insights-center/annual-corporate-directors-survey/assets/pwc-2017-annual-corporate–directors–survey.pdf

Systems Rule: How Board Governance Can Drive Sustainability Performance

Ceres (May 14, 2018)

https://www.ceres.org/resources/reports/systems-rule-how-board-governance-can-drive-sustainability-performance

Sustainability and the board: What do directors need to know in 2018?

Deloitte (March, 2018)

https://www2.deloitte.com/content/dam/Deloitte/global/Documents/Risk/gx-sustainability-and-the-board.pdf

Turning Point: Corporate Progress on The Ceres Roadmap for Sustainability Governance

Ceres (Feb 28, 2018)

https://www.ceres.org/resources/reports/turning-point-corporate-progress-ceres-roadmap-sustainability

View From The Top: How Corporate Boards can Engage on Sustainability Performance

Ceres (Oct 28, 2015)

https://www.ceres.org/resources/reports/view-top-how-corporate-boards-engage-sustainability-performance

Directors’ duties and liabilities around climate risk: the TCFD recommendations

CDSB (December, 2017)

https://www.cdsb.net/task-force/847/webinar-directors-duties-liabilities-around-climate-risk

Future Trends in Sustainability Reporting

GRI (January, 2017)

https://www.globalreporting.org/resourcelibrary/GRI-CLG_Report-FutureTrends2025.pdf

The Future Board – Stewardship for sustainable success

ABIS (October, 2017)

https://www.abis-global.org/content/documents/2017/10/the-future-board-stewardship-for-sustainable-success-(1).pdf

SDG Compass – The guide for business action on the SDGs

GRI, UN Global Compact, WBCSD (December, 2015)

https://sdgcompass.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/019104_SDG_Compass_Guide_2015.pdf

Concerns misplaced: Will compliance with the TCFD recommendations really expose companies and directors to liability risk?

CCLI (September, 2017)

http://www.smithschool.ox.ac.uk/research/sustainable-finance/publications/CCLI-TCFD-Concerns-Misplaced-Report-Final-Briefing.pdf

Development Co-operation Report 2016: The Sustainable Development Goals as Business Opportunities

OECD (July, 2016)

https://read.oecd-ilibrary.org/development/development-co-operation-report-2016_dcr-2016-en#page1

Leading Sustainability From The Board Room: The Latin American Case

GRI (September, 2016)

https://www.globalreporting.org/resourcelibrary/Leading%20sustainability%20from%20the%20Board%20Room.pdf

Atlas of Sustainable Development Goals 2018: From World Development Indicators

World Bank (May, 2018)

https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/29788

Sustainability: Environmental  and Social Issues Briefing – Questions for Directors to Ask

CPA (2011)

http://www.hanselladvisory.com/upload/files/Sustainability_Environmental_and_Social_Issues_Briefing_Questions_for_Directors_to_Ask_CPA_ENG_FINAL.pdf

IGCC Board Training

The Perfect Storm Pension Fund Trustee Board Training

Investor Group on Climate Change (2014-2017)

https://igcc.org.au/projects/

directors addressing social media

Corporate Governance and Social Media: A Brave New World for Board Directors

International Finance Corporation (2012)

https://www.ifc.org/wps/wcm/connect/topics_ext_content/ifc_external_corporate_site/ifc+cg/resources/private+sector+opinion/pso+27+cg+and+social+and+media 

Harvard ESG

Making Sense of the Current ESG Landscape

Harvard Law School (2018)

https://corpgov.law.harvard.edu/