The reforms will place renewed scrutiny on boards, audit committees and their work—and it’s essential that boards review the key issues.
Engagement figures from LGIM show investors did not allow Covid-19 to shift their focus from core concerns such as diversity and climate.
The FRC has been considering what cutting-edge corporate reporting looks like—and it involves virtual and augmented reality.
The watchdog is maintaining pressure on companies to be transparent in reporting the impact of the pandemic on their prospects.
The ICGN’s policy director has called for the inclusion of share buy-backs in the UK’s corporate governance code, which the government is currently reviewing.
Higgins, Board Agenda’s resident cartoonist, seems to think that some board executives just don’t get this whole sustainability thing—but their businesses will lose out in the end if they don’t embrace it.
Despite FTSE350 annual reports swelling by 25%, their content is better aligned to stakeholder requirements, and is more “joined up”, though disclosures need to focus on “actions and outcomes, rather than just processes”.
Governance regulator offers advice for the 2016 annual reporting season, including a call for narratives describing the impact on business performance of leaving the EU.