Richard Kelly: “We are committed to the net zero 2050 target and the Paris Agreement, and we are working with clients to help them transition their portfolios.” Photograph: Alastair Fyfe.

Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM) has nailed its green colours to the mast and is taking an active approach to encouraging clients and (...)

Sustainability and environmental, social and governance (ESG) matters generally are increasingly relevant in investment decisions, customer choices, or in reputation risk management practices undertaken by businesses.

Auditing and transparency on carbon footprint are now core to big business and the reporting of financial risk associated with climate change is a cri(...)

Of the 13 Irish companies on the Iseq 20 that use Davy as a corporate broker, 11 have so far declined to comment on the actions of the firm. Photograph: Sasko Lazarov/

Senior executives in AIB and Goodbody Stockbrokers were bracing themselves for political and public pushback as they prepared to confirm at 2pm on Tue(...)

Tony Smurfit: “I was lucky. Things just opened at the right time. It wasn’t planned.” Photograph: Alan Betson

It’s three years since cardboard box-maker Smurfit Kappa received a St Valentine’s Day overture of the most unwelcome kind from US rival International(...)

Greenwashing refers to inaccurate claims that investments are sustainable and climate friendly. Photograph: Getty Images/iStock

The Central Bank said it will increase scrutiny on funds and firms raising money internationally through the State for eco-friendly investments, as po(...)

Aim high: Pressure from policymakers, investors, customers and employees is growing for greater and more meaningful corporate sustainability action. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Covid-19 has forced many companies to reassess the way they do business. Most are studying how to prepare for the next global shock. This could be ano(...)

Amazon’s shares soared as much as 92 per cent during 2020. Photograph: Thorsten Wagner/Bloomberg

Amazon was a clear Wall Street winner from the coronavirus crisis. The online retailer and cloud computing giant’s shares soared as much as 92 per ce(...)

Smurft Kappa has had a good Covid-19 crisis.

It was a tale of two Covids as Greencore and Smurfit Kappa each turned to the equity markets in the past 10 days to load up on cash. Smurfit Kappa c(...)

AIB became the first Irish bank to enter the green bonds market, raising €1bn of capital to support lending towards renewable energy projects and green buildings

Environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing gained significant momentum in the latter half of the previous decade as the world recovered from(...)

IPL Plastics chiief executive Alan Walsh: current trading in the shares shows the market is pricing in a high probability of the deal going through, with little chance of  flushing  out a higher offer. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Irish boardroom doyenne Rose Hynes, a non-executive director at IPL Plastics, which makes everything from ice-cream containers to wheelie bins, is hol(...)

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