Boards are beginning to acknowledge that sustainability is no longer a siloed concept, but a crucial strategy that lies at the heart of responsible, profitable business, with long-term rewards for both stakeholders and society.
All parties in the shareholder communication chain need to prepare for the enhanced requirements of the new Shareholder Rights Directive—and try to influence its local implementation to encourage a harmonised approach. Broadridge’s Demi Derem and Elizabeth Maiellano highlight the key changes and challenges.
Why is the practice of corporate governance so different from best practice standards? Effective corporate governance "in practice" is fluid, context-specific and depends on practitioners’ skills, initiative and adaptation.
The 2017 Good Governance Report paints a positive picture of the quality of boardroom decisions in our largest organisations, but the focus must now turn to ensuring that the writ of the board is driven down through the organisation.
The drive for sustainability has to some extent undermined the concept of shareholder value. Denis Kilroy argues that the key strategy companies should be pursuing is creating ongoing value and wealth.