Climate change disclosure is part of the fundamental short-termism problem

The following is an extract, to which I contributed, from the Network for Sustainable Financial Markets’ submission to the public consultation on the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) recommendations.  The full response can be found here. Dominance of short-term thinking in the financial system and society has created a dysfunctional “tragedy of the […]

Monetising the non-financial

This article was first published on Market Mogul  Who realised that non-financial performance could excite such passion?   But this article posted in May, drew the biggest response to anything I have written online.  And largely about one topic; monetisation of the non-financial.  It is the idea that converting non-financial factors and inputting to financial analysis […]

IIRC’s 6 Capitals model and common ancestry

It was in a discussion with Paul Druckman, CEO of the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC), last week that I experienced something of an epiphany.   I now finally understood the IIRC’s 6 Capitals model and, as a result, realised I had probably written the first integrated report aligned with the capitals concept……..in 2006. The 6 […]

What are the parameters of non-financial performance?

  This article first appeared on Market Mogul on April 1. I am currently working on a response to the European Commission’s consultation on ‘Non-binding guidelines for reporting of non-financial information by companies’.  The regulation is in place and now the Commission seeks guidance for enabling compliance by the estimated 6,000 listed companies across the […]