China, Chinese business

14 August, 2017

Chinese firms need stronger governance to attract British investors

If Chinese publicly listed firms are to attract British investors, they will have to improve various aspects of their corporate governance structure, according to a new report by the China City Group,...
Sports Direct

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...

1 August, 2017

S&P bars companies from indices over voting rights concern

Companies with multiple share class structures will be barred from inclusion in major stock indices, over concern that they treat shareholders "unequally". The US-based S&P Composite 1500 and i...
Whole Foods, Amazon, M&A

26 July, 2017

Global M&A deals holding firm, EY figures show

Global mergers and acquisitions remain buoyant, according to latest figures which reveal that while values may be slightly down, deal numbers have modestly risen.
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...
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
European Union

10 July, 2017

Simplifications for Prospectus Regulation proposed

Three consultation papers on the