Companies, Corporate Governance, Financial Institutions / 05.11.2020

The world's largest IPO, the listing of Ant Group, has been suspended last-minute. The Shanghai Stock Exchange announced the suspension claiming the Group has failed to meet the issuance and listing conditions or information disclosure requirements. However, is this the full story? [caption id="attachment_3850" align="aligncenter" width="1024"]...

Corporate Governance, ESG / 11.09.2020

SVI start publishing today reports by Christina Lawandos on the current Lebanese situation from an ESG perspective. Christina is our contact in Lebanon, a local witness strongly engaged in sustainable topics. Unfortunately, what happened in Beirut has to do with very severe ESG topics: negligence,...

Companies, Corporate Governance, ESG, ESG Rating, Fashion / 04.08.2020

The modern slavery case at Boohoo shows the importance of investigating firms' ESG practices more deeply. The Manchester-based online fast-fashion retailer Boohoo has launched an independent review of its domestic supply chain after the Sunday Times published an investigation affirming that workers manufacturing its products at a...

Corporate Governance, Criminal Transactions, Financial Institutions / 03.08.2020

After the fraud scheme, Wirecard’s links to the Italian Mafia have also been discovered. The firm processed payments for Maltese gambling companies that laundered money for the Ndrangheta. A good ESG analysis would have been effective in detecting Wirecard's controversies. The German payment service provider Wirecard, which went bankrupt...

Companies, Coronavirus, Corporate Governance, Fashion, Tech / 21.07.2020

Suppliers of international tech and fashion companies, such as Apple, Nike and Calvin Klein, have been exploiting forced labor from ethnic minority groups, mostly Uighurs, detained in the Xinjiang region, China. Organizations have already started to take action. Several investigations carried out in the last year by The...

Companies, Corporate Governance, Financial Institutions, Racial and Gender Diversity / 17.07.2020

Ms. Booker, former Global Head of Diversity at Morgan Stanley, has pursued legal action against the bank claiming that she was fired last December after having pushed a plan aimed at helping black financial advisors. Last June, Marilyn Booker has pursued legal action against Morgan Stanley for...