More chief executives are being ousted from their roles for "ethical lapses", due to tightening regulation and governance, digital communications, the 24-hour news cycle and increased activity in developing economies.
Companies in the UK now have to produce a report detailing their efforts to beat modern slavery in their supply chains. Some have clearly thought this through. But the poor reporting of others is "worrying".
Focus on environmental, social and governance issues has in the past been lacking in the investment industry, but interest is finally on the ascendant, says Steve Waygood, chief responsible investment officer at Aviva.