TSBR Newsletter May 2023
Dear Follower, This month we had our attention drawn to the impact of AI to corporate governance and ESG. We hosted our first webinar in our new thought leadership format which turned out to be a fascinating conversation that has produced foundational guidance for board directors on how to move forward on the topic. Our three expert panelists were Karen Silverman, CEO of The Cantellus Group, Professor Deirdre Ahern, Director of the Technologies at the Law and Society Research Group Trinity College Dublin Law School, and Mitra Best, Partner & Technology Impact Leader at PWC. You can now catch-up on the recording.
How the new EU directive will rewrite ESG reporting
Europe has long been the trendsetter in policy and regulation around environmental, social and governance issues. The Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD) is the latest in a line of European Union policies intended to nudge economic and investment activity towards more sustainable outcomes.
Agenda Investors Name and Shame Directors over Climate Concerns Investor group Climate Action 100+ and shareholder advocacy organisation Majority Action this month published lists of individual board directors whom the groups are recommending investors vote against during this year’s proxy season. The campaigns kick into high gear this month.
Leadership Conversations by TSBR Rachel Youngman on the Power of Science In our latest episode we speak with Rachel Youngman, the deputy CEO at the Institute of Physics. We delve into Rachel's work in promoting diversity and inclusion in the world of science, including her focus on enabling non-dominant groups and girls to enter the field. Rachel inspires us to take career paths that can make a real difference in the world, and she offers practical insights into the power of diversity and inclusion in the workplace.
What is the board's role in governing the business use of AI?
At our online event on the 11th of May we explored the critical questions that boards must address to ensure that AI is used ethically, responsibly, and for the betterment of their organisations. Catch up on the recording as we examined the board's role in governing the business use
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