Burberry, Burberry shareholders

14 July, 2017

Burberry shareholders revolt against executive pay report

Close to one-third of shareholders voted against the remuneration report of global fashion brand Burberry at its AGM this week. The vote came after
Maternity, maternity protection, pregnant businesswoman, gender equality

11 July, 2017

Germany: New equal pay and maternity protection laws approved

New laws to reduce gender-based pay inequality and improve maternity protection in Germany have been approved by the German Federal Government. The Pay Transparency Act, which came into force in Ju...
Emmanuel Macron, France

11 July, 2017

France: Macron and the future of corporate governance

The election of president Emmanuel Macron in May, and the success of his representatives in...
Tokyo, Japan, Japan's boards

10 July, 2017

Japan’s boards face criticism over former executives’ retirement perks

Japan's corporate boards are coming under increasing pressure from shareholders to be more transparent regarding the salaries and roles of former executives. For more than 20 years, boards in Japan...
Paris, France

3 July, 2017

France: update to Sapin II Law aims to improve transparency

Several measures designed to support transparency, modernise business activity and combat corruption are included in France’s new
Wall Street, Broad Street, New York

3 July, 2017

Pay of US bank CEOs outstrips that of global peers

New research reveals that US bank CEOs earn on average triple the salary of chief executives in banks elsewhere in the world. According to the
euro banknotes, remuneration, executive pay

21 June, 2017

Germany to bring into force remuneration transparency law

A new law giving employees in Germany rights to information about the pay of co-workers will be introduced on 1st July. The law will impose new reporting requirements on companies to reveal how they...
Morrisons supermarkets

16 June, 2017

Morrisons’ chairman clashes with shareholders over directors’ pay

Andrew Higginson, the chairman of supermarket chain Morrisons, has clashed with shareholders over executive pay. Yesterday shareholders voted 48.11% against the director's remuneration report. It i...
Polling station, general election

9 June, 2017

Doubts for governance reform in hung parliament

The future of corporate governance reform in the UK will be shrouded in uncertainty this morning as the general election produced no party with an overall majority. Theresa May's appeal to the Brit...
Office perks, slide

25 May, 2017

Giving out perks doesn’t necessarily lead to results

Research shows that when it comes to cogniti...