Parliament to debate ESG and director duties

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Media release
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By Institute of Directors
date
24 Sep 2021
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1 min to read
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The Institute of Directors (IoD) is delighted the issues raised in our whitepaper on Stakeholder Governance will be debated in Parliament after The Companies (Director Duties) Amendment Bill was drawn out of the members’ bill ballot yesterday (Thursday).

There is an important discussion to be had around how directors may consider wider priorities beyond profit when setting strategic direction, as outlined in our whitepaper, released recently with MinterEllisonRuddWatts.

Our whitepaper has already generated considerable debate and the timing of Labour MP Duncan Webb’s bill, if passed by the House, could lead to directors considering wider measures, such as environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors.

ENDS.

 

Media contact

Vanessa Glennie
IoD Corporate Communications Manager
027 957 0315
vanessa.glennie@iod.org.nz

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