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.
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.
Integrated reporting is growing in popularity and winning heavyweight support. Board Agenda spoke to the leaders behind the corporate reporting framework that makes people and natural resources essential capital.
Interview: Sir John Parker, Anglo American,6 December, 2016
Professor Mervyn King, chairman of the IIRC, explains why the revolution in integrated reporting is "complete", and why after only two years in existence, this new approach is being welcomed by companies and regulators.
The International Corporate Governance Network celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. Executive director Kerrie Waring looks back on changes in governance, what the priorities are now and what the future may hold.
Pub chain chairman Tim Martin has an uncompromising view of corporate governance - he believes it can do more harm than good. He explains to Board Agenda his views on shareholders, governance and his concerns about the proliferation of non-executive directors.