executive pay, pay, remuneration, pay ratios, corporate governance, finance

13 December, 2019

UK CEOs ‘not incentivised’ to focus on their environmental impact

Are chief executives rewarded for tackling the climate crisis? Not in the UK it seems. In fact, far from it. Research from remuneration experts at Vlerick Business School in Ghent has found that UK...
McDonald's sign

22 November, 2019

McDonald’s upheaval is a stern reminder to CEOs about ethics

The board of directors of McDonald’s recently announced it was terminating the employment of CEO Stev...
diversity, board composition

19 November, 2019

CEOx1Day: ‘Valuable perspectives and a fresh way of looking at things’

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CEO, political issues, speak out

14 October, 2019

Corporate activism: how CEOs should approach political issues

As the chaos and uncertainty of Brexit continues, the impact on UK business is starting to bite. Industry’s strategy of abstention and neutrality has materialised into a freeze on spending and hi...
AI, artificial intelligence

15 August, 2019

Why insecure leaders trust algorithms over advisers

Boards are not just made to hold management to account; they’re also there to provide advice. Except, it seems, some leaders might prefer the counsel of machines rather than real people. That’s...
financial services CEO, technology

9 August, 2019

Financial services CEOs ‘lack technology expertise’

Do financial services companies need chief executives with a background, or expertise, in technology? As a sector increasingly dependent on advanced technologies to maintain links with its vast cus...
Kester Scrope, Isabelle Mettan-Ure, CEOx1Day, Odgers Berndtson

15 July, 2019

CEOx1Day: Giving future leaders a taste of the top job

'I hope she got a sense of the breadth of a leader’s role' Kester Scrope, CEO of Odgers Berndtson, on his day with Isabelle Mettan-Ure. At Odgers Berndtson we are very privileg...
CEO, CEO turnover, exit, door

13 June, 2019

CEO turnover falls as firms seek ‘continuity and consistency’

It’s official. FTSE 100 chief executives are finding their way to the exit less often than they used to. A survey from recruitment agency Robert Half reveals that the annual attrition rate has fa...
Louis Vuitton sign, LVMH

30 May, 2019

Asset manager urges separation of chair and CEO roles

A major investment manager has called for companies to separate the roles of CEO and chair, and improve remuneration disclosure, after surveying the top companies across Europe.
businessmen, handshake

30 April, 2019

Executives: the new social leaders

Big corporations have traditionally been seen as a bogeyman by people fighting for social and environmental change. But the latest annual Edelman Trust Barometer, which researched 33,000 citizens acro...