Stephen Haddrill, FRC

28 May, 2019

FRC reveals increased budget as it prepares for transition

The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) is set to increase its workload and budget, monitoring audits as well as compliance with the UK corporate governance code, before its transition to a new regulato...

17 May, 2019

Why mental health is a board-level issue

This has been Mental Health Awareness Week in the UK, and where better to focus attention than on the workplace. Last week the World Economic Forum published an article on its website declaring: ...
men, women, business team

10 April, 2019

The gendered corporation

In the wake of the most recent economic crash, popular analysts looked at the gender of those involved in corporate governance and asked whether the recession would have happened if there were more wo...
people, crowd, workers, employees

1 April, 2019

More work needed on workforce disclosures

In an age when companies are coming to terms with calls from all directions to define their societal purpose, it is logical that some should focus on the way workers are treated. Employees form per...
Carlos Ghosn

29 March, 2019

Nissan’s governance report is a warning for all boards

Just 20 minutes. That’s the time Carlos Ghosn allegedly allowed for each board meeting when he was heading Nissan. Whatever the facts surrounding Ghosn’s guilt or innocence of the charges he no...
remuneration, remco, pay, CEO pay

20 February, 2019

Think tank recommends culture and people role for remcos

While boards attract much attention, especially in times of crisis, their constituent committees remain largely unnoticed (except audit committees when something goes wrong with the accounts). That co...
boardroom, board executives

14 February, 2019

Establishing vision and values in financial services

The global financial crisis had at its heart a failure of governance and oversight. Controls were ineffective, non-executives did not challenge and relationships broke down with regulators. Boards ...
ESG, environment, sustainability

14 February, 2019

Why integrating ESG is the key to sustainable business

Many of the world’s leading companies have ESG policies embedded within their operations. Some, like Unilever, place their credentials at the forefront of their corporate identity; others may not se...
VW, Volkswagen

21 January, 2019

Culture and intangibles top list of engagement concerns

It’s culture, stupid! Whichever way you look at the annual letters from two of the world’s biggest investment managers, it all comes down to a concern for corporate culture. Culture was either ...
corporate culture

12 October, 2018

Steps to strengthen boardroom culture, reputation and risk

In 2002, a team of European insurance supervisors built on their inside knowledge and a decade’s worth of experience of insurance company crise...