Tokyo, Japan, Japan's boards

21 July, 2017

Poll shows Japanese boards hesitate to increase shareholder returns

Less than one-third of Japanese boards are planning to increase shareholder returns this year, although their cash balances are at record highs, according to a new poll from Reuters. This comes at ...
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...
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.
EU flag, EU sustainability, Sustainable Finance

14 July, 2017

Fiduciary duties must include ‘sustainability risk’, says EU group

The fiduciary duties of directors should include a responsibility to manage long-term sustainability risks, according to the
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
China, Shanghai, chinese firms

12 July, 2017

Chinese firms see corporate governance improvements, survey shows

Chinese firms are improving their ability to maintain international corporate governance standards and becoming more transparent with its investors, according to a
banks, Bank of England, regulation

11 July, 2017

Boards should be keeping banks to ‘spirit of regulation’, says regulator

One of the most senior figures at the Bank of England has warned that some banks are involved in accounting practices that amount to "pure regulatory arbitrage". Sam Woods, deputy governor and chie...
European Union, EU

10 July, 2017

Simplifications for Prospectus Regulation proposed

Three consultation papers on the