19 August, 2022
The FRC has set out its plans to help integrate sustainability into corporate governance, reporting...
As business survival depends on adapting to the changing post-pandemic economic landscape, it's as well...
Organisations increasingly struggle with cybersecurity as they balance fear of reputational damage against cyber disclosure...
What would you do if your company was targeted by short-selling activist investors? Communication is...
The issues boards face are rarely straightforward, and ESG is no exception. It is time...
We must not let ESG become a scapegoat for the systemic failure of our society...
Now that governance has come of age, businesses should be able to innovate within the...
Experts say pressure to act on ESG is coming from regulators, investors and a new...
A recent webinar on board effectiveness discussed the mix of competence and courage required from...
Identifying and categorising crises, and developing a methodology to deal with them, can help boards...
PwC fined for BT audit; greenwashing sanctions; cost of living crisis; $300m pay deal; US...
Only 6% of organisations have term limits for directors, and there is reluctance around mandatory...
Tory leadership contest; Grant Thornton fined; Norwegian insider dealing; virtual AGMs; US environmental disclosures; diversity...
This guide aims to provide directors and their colleagues with advice on how to ensure...
This guidance note gives a brief overview of the role of corporate boards of directors...
At the end of 2021, Mazars surveyed over 1,000 executives around the world for its...
INSIGHT: Short selling 10 August, 2022
What would you do if your company was targeted by short-selling activist investors? Communication is vital to prevent reputational damage.
INSIGHT: ESG-linked pay 15 July, 2022
How do you align ESG and value? Linking incentives to ESG targets needs focus, empowerment and co-ordination, recent research finds.
14 June, 2022
Voting will now be available to clients representing 47% of index equity assets globally, including 650 funds based in the US and UK.
18 May, 2022
Research suggests credit rating agencies perceive companies led by narcissistic chief executives as riskier propositions.
18 May, 2022
US treasury secretary Janet Yellen is in Europe to push for agreement on the deal across 136 countries. But critics warn it misses the mark.
7 April, 2022
Ignoring the demands of external stakeholders has the potential to significantly impact a company’s brand, public image—and therefore profit.
1 March, 2022
Two-thirds of internal audit chiefs support attempts to strengthen directors’ duties to “promote, monitor and assess” corporate culture.
INSIGHT: Board reform,
28 February, 2022
As companies increase in complexity, directors may struggle to add impact and value. Here are five potential areas for board reform.
25 February, 2022
Lawyers say extra layers in corporate structures, such as special purpose vehicles, are making due diligence on sanctions more difficult.
NEWS: Executive pay,
23 February, 2022
Last year saw the highest number of notifiable shareholder revolts on pay for five years—and investors seem willing to maintain the pressure.
21 February, 2022
Study finds that sentiments expressed in press statements by a target firm can be a good indicator of how well a takeover bid will go.
18 February, 2022
The rise of ESG as an investor concern is creating new demands of audit committees. A recent CACID event looked at the challenges.
COMMENT: Board relationships,
8 February, 2022
Even the best non-executives shouldn't presume they can solve all the board's difficulties, especially those symptomatic of wider issues.
2 February, 2022
FRC report also warns that audit committee chairs have a "negative perception of joint audits", despite this being a key reform proposal.
27 January, 2022
The prospective FRC chair acknowledged that the watchdog's own governance needs reform, and that audit scandals have damaged its reputation.
11 January, 2022
Swiss research reveals Anglo-Saxon boards and CEOs are more likely to increase debt, reduce dividend payments and embark on M&As.
7 January, 2022
This year is the first time since 2011 that the median FTSE 100 CEO has had to work into a fourth day to make the average annual income.
21 December, 2021
To make ESG activities meaningful, IFRS and GAAP should feature data that is relevant to long-term corporate and societal value creation.
17 December, 2021
GE has been pursuing M&As for over 20 years—with disastrous outcomes. A closer look reveals obvious governance failures.
7 December, 2021
The hedge fund has questioned the adequacy of SSE’s corporate governance and criticised the board's “notable lack of renewables expertise”.
6 December, 2021
Consultancy Alvarez & Marsal says 2022 will see a 10% boost in activism across Europe, with 148 companies at risk of targeting by activists.
10 November, 2021
Singular pursuit of net-zero by 2050 could exacerbate inequality and derail our chances of a climate-resilient future.