25 July, 2017

AkzoNobel told new CEO Thierry Vanlancker’s position ‘untenable’

AkzoNobel, the makers of Dulux paint, has come under attack once again from hedge fund Elliott Advisors with claims that the position of the company's newly appointed chief executive is "untenable". ...
boardroom, conference, corporate governance

24 July, 2017

Governance: collective wisdom applied to complex uncertainty

When the Stronger Governance Better Boards theme of ICSA: The Governance Institute’s 2017 annual conference in London was chosen late last year, Article 50 had not yet been triggered, the p...
The Sims, Electronic Arts

24 July, 2017

Advisors recommend vote against The Sims chairman

Shareholders have been advised to vote against the reappointment of the chairman of computer games maker Electronic Arts Inc., the company behind international hits such as The Sims and the FIFA footb...
coal-fired power station, sustainable finance

21 July, 2017

Investors need carbon exposure stress-test, says think-tank

Financial institutions should be stress-tested for their exposure to "carbon-intensive assets", according to a report from the Brussels-based think-tank Bruegel. In a report based on the work of th...
sustainable investment, EU, ESG, sustainable finance, sustainable economy

20 July, 2017

Sustainable Finance report: implications for investors and directors

Potential avenues for reform of the financial system towards a low-carbon, resource-efficient and sustainable economy have been mapped out in an
Alice Steenland, AXA

18 July, 2017

A partner for society: Alice Steenland

Mention the phrase “corporate responsibility” and most people in the know will immediately think of AXA, the world’s largest insurance company. Alice Steenland, the company’s chief corporat...
corporate culture, ethics

17 July, 2017

Corporate culture: five questions for the boardroom

One need only think of Uber, Wells Fargo, or Volkswagen to appreciate the importance of a strong ethical culture. Sadly, directors of these organisations discovered far too late that their corporate c...
Halfords

17 July, 2017

Halfords faces opposition to reappointment of auditor

Halfords, the car carts and bicycle retailer, faces opposition to the reappointment of Big Four firm KPMG as auditor over concerns about independence.
corporate governance, uncertainty, Macron, Trump, May, AI, sustainability

15 July, 2017

World of uncertainty for governance as need for change intensifies

Sometimes development just comes thick and fast. So it was over the past ten days or so, for corporate governance. It began with news that the