10 October, 2017

Diageo tops UK’s good governance index

Diageo, the owner of drink brands such as Jonnie Walker, Guinness and Baileys, has a topped rankings for good corporate governance in the UK. The Institute of Directors annual ranking, the
Sports Direct, Keith Hellawell

4 August, 2017

Major investors ditch Sports Direct holdings as governance concerns continue

Major investors have divested their holdings in Sports Direct, as the retailer continues to battle to convince the markets that it has improved its governance. Standard Life has sold its 5.8% holdi...
Steve Waygood, Aviva

29 March, 2017

A good investment: Steve Waygood

Steve Waygood holds what at first glance seems like a contradictory view. Markets, he says, are failing to address environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues. But—and it’s a big but—he em...
reputation, reputation management

28 March, 2017

Time to focus on reputation

As Board Agenda was going to press this quarter, VW, the beleaguered German carmaker, found itself making ...
Marks & Spencer

13 March, 2017

M&S and BHP Billiton lead new human rights benchmark

Retailer Marks & Spencer, along with mining giant BHP Billiton, have topped a new benchmark ranking companies on their performance against human rights. The Corporate Human Rights Benchmark (CH...