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Heightened emphasis on transparency and accountability through corporate governance and disclosure has renewed the focus on the ‘triple bottom line’—environmental, social and economic impacts. Environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) reporting generally measures the sustainability and ethical performance of a company.
There is increasing interest in the ESG performance of companies by various stakeholders. A range of mechanisms exist to shape CSR and foment voluntary reporting by companies on their ESG performance. Adhering to one such framework heightens credibility, and a proactive approach to sustainability presents opportunities whilst ensuring a company’s preparedness to embrace evolving legal requirements.
Stock exchanges are also encouraging voluntary disclosure on ESG. At the RIO+20 conference a group of stock exchanges held forums to explore how exchanges can work together with investors, regulators and companies to enhance corporate transparency and ESG performance and encourage responsible long-term approaches to investment. Some stock exchanges, such as the Johannesburg Stock Exchange
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The offence of threats to killThe offence of threats to kill is an offence which can be tried in the magistrates' court or the Crown Court. The magistrates' court is likely to decline jurisdiction if there are repeated threats or a visible weapon.Elements of the offence of threats to killThe
This Practice Note examines:•why negative pledge clauses are used in commercial transactions •the consequences of breaching negative pledge provisions•how negative pledges are viewed in the context of security and quasi-security, and•key considerations when drafting a negative pledge clauseWhere
What is the slip rule?The slip rule is a process by which the court may correct an accidental slip or omission in a judgment or order (see: CPR 40.12 and CPR PD 40B, paras 4.1 and 4.5).This rule only covers genuine slips or omissions in the wording of a sealed court order or handed down judgment
Coronavirus (COVID-19): The guidance detailing normal practice set out in this Practice Note may be affected by measures concerning process and procedure in the civil courts that have been introduced as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The key implications for civil appeals are set
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