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Governance

law

Company law

Lawful impediment: company law and insider control

Does an increase in legal shareholder protection reduce insider control? Recent academic research finds that sometimes it does, but sometimes it does not.[...]
Facebook, Cambridge Analytica, data harvesting, data ethics

Data security

Facebook’s fail: the ‘story’, the risks and the role of the board

Cambridge Analytica harvested the data of 50 million Facebook users to help swing the US presidential election, but amid the trend for corporate governance 'narratives', [...]
Japan, stewardship code, Abenomics

Japanese stewardship and governance

Japan’s wave of governance reform is welcomed, and isn’t over yet

Abenomics—or “Japan’s Revitalisation Strategy”—is awakening the concept of investor stewardship and focusing the minds of Japan’s corporate elite on how to im[...]

Strategy

long-term value, EY

Stakeholder management

Why boards should be clear about long-term value

The need for boards to focus on the long-term value of their organisations is by now well known, but communicating this clearly to stakeholders is crucial if they are to [...]

Women on boards

Stronger together: the wider benefits of women on boards

We know that women improve company boards, but a recent study reveals that they also offer better support to less powerful stakeholders and, in turn, make their companies[...]
activist investors, investor activism, shareholders

Investor activism

Activist investors: the corporate world’s new fixture

Boards beware: as investor activism becomes more prevalent, directors would do well to prepare for the worst—an issue that few companies have properly considered.[...]

Risk

banking regulation, Atkis

Banking regulation reform

Why it is time to take stock of governance in banking

In the decade since the collapse of Lehman Brothers triggered the global financial crisis, governance and leadership roles in banking have been transformed for the better[...]
Mazars, cybercrime, cybersecurity

Cybersecurity

A road map for protection against cybercrime security

Cybersecurity has become one of the biggest concerns for boards and investors. FTSE 350 audit committee chairs and institutional investors recently discussed how boards c[...]
supply chain protection

Human rights

Stepping up supply chain protection

Boards must pay heed to labour abuses in their supply chains by ensuring strong risk management and building stable relationships—or face the many damaging consequences[...]

Ethics

Responsible investment, ESG

Responsible investment

ESG: is it truly being integrated with investment decisions?

Responsible investment is a critical step in the move towards sustainable economies. But are asset owners and managers really integrating ESG principles into their practi[...]
Executive pay, remuneration, high pay, ethics

Pay inequality

Research reveals executives’ views on the ethics of high pay

It is now widely recognised that there has been an exceptional increase in executive pay over the past 30 years. But recent academic research asked executives: is it righ[...]
whistleblowing

Whistleblowing process

Whistleblowing: the problem with speaking out

According to research, most whistleblowers raise the alarm by first approaching their boss or senior managers. However, if they then turn to regulators, it's a clear sign[...]

Board Expertise

Ashurst, M&A, corporate venture capital

Venture capital

Preparation key for growing trend of corporate venture capital deals

Companies increasingly make their own venture capital deals to win strategic advantage. But investors need to prepare properly before they begin the deal-making.[...]
banking regulation, Atkis

Banking regulation reform

Why it is time to take stock of governance in banking

In the decade since the collapse of Lehman Brothers triggered the global financial crisis, governance and leadership roles in banking have been transformed for the better[...]
executive onboarding, Fidelio

Executive recruitment

A practical guide to executive onboarding

An effective onboarding process is now viewed as a highly valuable part of establishing diverse boards that can innovate and adapt to change.[...]
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