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 ...
Japan, GPIF, ESG, investment, Tokyo stock exchange

14 July, 2017

World’s largest pension fund GPIF to allocate more to ESG

The Government Pension Invest Fund of Japan (GPIF), the world's largest pension fund, is set to significantly increase its ESG holdings. The fund currently has 3% of its $1.3trn in assets allocated...
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...
Philippines, Metro Manila, Makati

5 July, 2017

Legal and Regulatory Roundup – Europe & Asia

Philippines faces corporate governance 'obstacles'  The biggest obstacle to raising corporate governance standards in the Philippines to a regional and global par is the failure of l...

21 June, 2017

Japan’s big corporates shift to provide AGM agendas online

Japanese firms are beginning to release the topics and agendas of their annual shareholders' meetings online, before they send them out by mail to investors. The development comes in response to grow...
Japan stock exchange, Japanese investors

6 June, 2017

Japan’s investors prepare to report on voting practices

Investors in Japan are preparing to disclose how they vote at company AGMs in a significant development for the country's corporate governance.

31 December, 2016

2016: the governance year in review

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OECD

18 November, 2016

OECD committee gains new president and two new VPs

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24 October, 2016

Japan’s stewardship code faces low level corporate support

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1 July, 2016

Tokyo’s governance revolution

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