Interview: Michelle Edkins, Blackrock, 14 December, 2016
Interview: Michelle Edkins, Blackrock
Blackrock is the world’s largest asset manager, so when it speaks, boards listen. Michelle Edkins, the company’s head of global investment stewardship, swears by the importance of good board composition and diversity.
Boardroom skills, 13 December, 2016
Director performance and the ‘expectations gap’
Growing stakeholder pressure prompts changes in director recruitment, evaluation, and education, says Susan Stautberg of the WomenCorporateDirectors Foundation.
Netherlands governance, 12 December, 2016
Dutch revise governance with long-term value creation at its heart
Dutch revise governance to stress importance of long-term value creation, good corporate culture and internal audit.
Geo-blocking, 9 December, 2016
Bars to geo-blocking mooted
The EC has proposed new rules on geo-blocking by online traders and content publishers.
Remuneration, 9 December, 2016
Remuneration guidance published
ICGN publishes new guidelines on executive and non-executive director remuneration, to help companies, shareholders and investors.
Money laundering, 9 December, 2016
Changes to money laundering directive proposed
Anti-money laundering amendments would require implementation by January 2017.
Interview: Stephen Haddrill, FRC, 9 December, 2016
A question of cultural reform
Corporate governance in the UK is under scrutiny. Stephen Haddrill, chief executive of the UK’s governance regulator, discusses where he believes change should come.
UK governance reform, 9 December, 2016
Watchdog tells MPs it needs more powers
Letter from the FRC calls for more powers over company directors and the ability to test explanations for non-compliance with the UK governance code.
ICGN & IIRC conference, 8 December, 2016
Values and governance integral to business success, says FRC
Financial Reporting Council chairman says wealth creation favours the few while governance must create an environment in which all stakeholders can thrive.
Governance, 7 December, 2016
Measuring governance: why corporate culture needs a health check
A healthy corporate culture is much like a healthy political culture: it thrives in an environment where engagement and fairness are valued and people feel they have a genuine stake in the future.
Anti-bribery, 7 December, 2016
Weighing up the new standard on anti-bribery
The new ISO anti-bribery tool is well timed, says Howard Shaw, Mazars’ head of anti-corruption and whistleblowing in the UK.
ICGN & IIRC conference, 6 December, 2016
Executives believe companies must think ‘beyond profit’
Joint conference between the ICGN and the IIRC highlights calls for alignment of governance systems and company reporting.
Gender equality, 9 November, 2016
FRC welcomes Hampton/Alexander report
The UK's Financial Reporting Council has welcomed the Hampton/Alexander report.
Disclosures, 8 November, 2016
Slow start for Modern Slavery Act
Seven hundred companies have submitted Modern Slavery Act statements, but few have met all the core elements of the law. Resources, a lack of knowledge and a need for more guidance have all contributed to a slow start.
Governance, 3 November, 2016
The Five Governance Questions Issuers and Investors Need to Ask
This article, originally published in 2016, is part of the Broadridge Insights series.
Theresa May, 6 October, 2016
Watchdog backs PM’s drive for governance reform
Financial Reporting Council chief executive supports Theresa May's agenda for "wider stakeholder engagement".
Executive pay, 26 September, 2016
The murky politics of boardroom pay
Prime minister Theresa May has made executives part of policy plans, while the rise in boardroom pay appears to partly be a result of "elite collective action".
Retail, 20 September, 2016
Sports Direct switches governance review away from legal advisers
The review of governance announced by Sports Direct has been removed from long-standing legal advisers RPC to ensure its independence.
Culture, 20 September, 2016
Governance chief calls for ‘increased focus’ on UK corporate culture
The chairman of the UK's governance watchdog says improved corporate culture will increase "connectivity to society" for UK companies.
IoD governance report, 7 September, 2016
Tesco comes bottom of governance index
Annual index reveals that the retailing giant is trailing the rest of the FTSE100 when it comes to governance, while audit and risk (external accountability) emerge as the most important factors in measuring governance performance.