31 JULY 2018

Plastics and the circular economy – a new theme for GES Stewardship & Risk Engagement

The plastic waste issue is currently one of the fastest growing environmental topics on the political agenda. Governments and consumers are becoming increa­sing­ly aware of the substantial impact of plastic on our environment and our health. For the first time, the EU has committed to a holistic plastics strategy, and simi­lar agreements are being made internationally.

Given this momentum, GES believes it is essential for companies to take immediate action to prevent and mitigate the damage caused by plastic in society. Therefore, we have included the new theme on Plastics and the circular economy in our Stewardship & Risk programme and highly encourage the RI community to endorse it.

More information on the theme in the latest GES Stewardship & Risk Engagement brochure.


6 AUGUST 2018

GES contributes to public consultations by European Commission and Financial Reporting Council

In August GES submitted its response to the ambitious Independent Review by the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) seeking evidence and information, including specific examples, on the effectiveness of FRC.

Read GES’ full response to the review.

In July GES submitted its contribution to the public consultations process held by Directorate-General for Financial Stability of the European Commission on the EU Framework for Public Reporting by Companies. This consultation sought stakeholder views on whether the EU framework for public reporting by companies is fit for its purpose.

Read GES’ full response.