Europe cracks down on forced labour

The European Union plans to crack down on forced labour by banning products made by victims of modern slavery.

The proposals cover products made in the European Union (EU) and imports that use such labour. They target goods in Read more

ESG disclosure needs more detail

ESG disclosure by US fund managers needs more detail if it is to be meaningful, according to market insight consultancy Util.

It said managers using the UN Sustainable Development Goals must report on the Environment, Social and Governance Read more

Businesses face energy crunches

Businesses face energy crunches and higher operating costs that could last for up to three years, according to the UK’s National Grid.

Proposals – reported by the Telegraph – suggest National Grid could make payments of up to £5 Read more

US Treasury targets anonymity technologies

The US Treasury has increased efforts to target anonymity technologies, such as those used in the virtual asset sector.

In August, the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) sanctioned virtual currency mixer Tornado Cash. It said the service Read more

Supply chain professionals fail to assess climate-related risk

Over 70 per cent of supply chain professionals fail to conduct a climate change risk assessments to identify key risks, according to the analyst Gartner.

The study found that 27 per cent of supply chain leaders Read more

Insolvency risk looms as threat of recession grows

Insolvency risk looms amid growing warnings of a UK recession. In the second quarter of 2022, corporate insolvencies rose by 13 per cent as 5629 companies went under, according to official data.

That means that registered company insolvencies Read more

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Macroeconomic risk tops worry list

Macroeconomic risk tops worry list of senior executives, according to Gartner research. While a similar survey in April saw the risk enter the risk rankings in fifth place, high inflation and prices pushed it into first place.

In Read more