You may have encountered our Responsibility100 Index before now – our ranking of FTSE 100 companies according to their walk, rather than just their talk, on issues of environmental, social and corporate governance.
Tomorrow, in partnership with the Valuable 500, we’ll be publishing The Disability100 Report, sifting the data to reveal what the FTSE 100 are actually doing when it comes to disability. The answer? Less than you’d think. You’ll be able to read the research tomorrow, including in a Sensemaker Special. But, for example, one of the findings is that there are no executives or senior managers who have disclosed a disability at any of the FTSE100 companies. People, of course, have a right not to say. But it speaks to a pattern: most FTSE 100 companies don’t report disability data either.
Today, the Slow Newscast examines the far right in Germany and the influence it’s having on politics in this election year. Sean Williams profiles a particular house in Chemnitz, where the German far right has made its home: the occupants of the Nail House are working to spread their creed across the whole country… and they’re making ground.
There’s a bumper set of ThinkIns this week:
- This evening, we are looking into Pornhub: why has the site’s owner, the Canadian company Mindgeek, been able to operate with relative impunity for so long?
- Tomorrow morning’s Business Breakfast will be with Keith Anderson, the chief executive of Scottish Power, to discuss the energy transition, the race for renewables, and the potential of hydrogen… and of Scotland.
- As part of Tortoise’s work on Accelerating Net Zero, we’ll spend an hour on Tuesday evening talking about the road into COP26 and out of it… what, practically, the world needs now.
- On Wednesday evening, an especially big question ahead of an especially big cultural event this weekend: can the UK ever win Eurovision again?
- And, on Thursday evening, my colleague Matthew d’Ancona will be in conversation with Richard Dawkins, who will no doubt touch upon science, scepticism and the state of modern thought.
As we said when we started, it’s easy for a newsroom to know what it’s against. It’s harder to set out what you’re for. Tortoise Takes are intended to distil discussions we’ve had in our newsroom and at our ThinkIns and, then, set out where we stand. In the last three weeks, we have had Takes on racial justice, Bidenomics, and the British government’s forays into the culture wars. As ever, we’d love to know what you think.
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