Sir Gerry Grimstone, governance reforms

3 October, 2017

Governance reform proposals ‘took the easy line’, says City grandee

The UK government's proposed corporate governance reforms for executive pay have been criticised as "incrementalism" by one of the country's most senior investors. Sir Gerry Grimstone, chairman of ...
Somerdale factory, Cadbury's, Kraft, takeovers

21 September, 2017

Takeover Panel moves to protect British-based R&D with tougher rules

Tougher rules for taking over British companies could be introduced, after the Takeover Panel set out a plan to increase disclosure of the purchaser’s intentions post-deal. Its consultation docum...
risk

14 September, 2017

Risk: Why boards need a collective mindset

Executive boards have a responsibility for good governance and responsible stewardship, yet persist in treating risk as a control function, not a decision-making process...
King IV, corporate governance, South Africa

14 September, 2017

King IV on corporate governance: a product of African soil

The King Report on Corporate Governance for South Africa, 2016 (King IV) was issued on 1 November 2016 and is the fourth reiteration of the volun...
Carers, working carers, responsible employers, diversity & inclusion

11 September, 2017

Why every board should care about their working carers

Employers large and small need to take care. They are at risk of losing some of their most valued employees. They will not lose these employees to competitors or to self-employment, but to the empl...
corporate governance sign

8 September, 2017

Recommendations to rethink UK corporate governance

Over the past year there has been a renewed interest in modernising corporate governance among practitioners and policymakers. Last week, the UK government published its long-awaited
executive behaviour, executive education, directors

7 September, 2017

Improve executive behaviour with better board education

The prime minister’s introductory letter to the government’s Green Paper on corporate governance reform in November 2016 explained that one o...
Internet of Things, digital revolution, cloud computing, technology

1 September, 2017

Digital revolution: how business can address the impact

Predictions abound about what technology will do to our lives over the next few decades. From self-driving cars to artificial intelligence...
people together, corporate culture, trust, responsible business

29 August, 2017

Directors must do more to restore public trust

As directors we are the most important players in how business is conducted, and we are role models for the cultures that we support in our compa...
Mark Price

21 August, 2017

Engaging with happiness: Mark Price

It is an elegant yet provocative proposition: companies should prioritise the happiness of their employees. For many in business this will soun...