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New podcast: Frankly Speaking about Responsible Business

Julia Otten

We have launched ‘Frankly Speaking’ - a new podcast discussing the latest political, legal, and business developments in the field of ESG, business and human rights, and corporate reporting. 

Frankly Speaking builds on our standing in the field of ESG research and engagement with policy makers as well as businesses. Our host Richard Howitt speaks frankly and personally about what moves policy makers, businesses, and activists to make responsible business the norm and - last but not least - redefine business! Richard is a pioneer in the field of...

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Susanna Arus

Civil society calls for impact data, Paris-aligned targets and transition plans and a holistic approach to sustainability in global reporting standards

Following a public consultation closed this summer, the International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB) is discussing in September the results of the input received on their draft proposals for climate and general sustainability standards. 

Susanna Arus

Frank Bold’s comment letter to the ISSB consultation on draft global standards

To: International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB) Emmanuel Faber, ISSB Chair Sue Lloyd, ISSB Vice-Chair   Re: ISSB’s Exposure Drafts IFRS S1 General Requirements for Disclosure of Sustainability-Related Financial Information and IFRS S2 Climate-Related Disclosures   We highly appreciate the ISSB commitment to transparency and due process, which is of critical importance for your mission to develop a global baseline of

Anna Michalčáková

Creating a clean and safe future for Czechia

At the end of March, we founded the Community Energy Union with the goal of creating a clean and safe future for the Czech Republic. In 2021, as Frank Bold, we held a series of online and offline workshops to identify weak spots and gain the support of a number of important stakeholders who are now members of our Union.

Julia Otten

From rushed reactions to proper preparedness: Corporate due diligence in times of armed conflict

The Russian invasion of Ukraine has highlighted the need for corporate human rights and environmental due diligence legilsation. Future private sector preparedness requires a harmonised standard of responsible business conduct.

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