Volkswagen, VW

2 May, 2018

Asset manager Hermes calls for external review of culture at Volkswagen

More senior investment advisers have come out against Volkswagen’s board prior to its AGM tomorrow. Hermes Investment Management’s stewardship team is calling on shareholders of the carmaker to...
London Stock Exchange, LSE

25 April, 2018

London Stock Exchange told to tackle culture following CEO’s departure

The board of the London Stock Exchange (LSE) has been told it needs to lay out the "culture and behaviours"  it wants for the company, and "embed" them in company policies, according to a report that...
board portals, corporate culture, brainloop

19 April, 2018

How boards foster a strong culture

Corporate culture has moved into the spotlight in the past few years as boards, management, regulators and investors increasingly recognise that failure to build healthy core values and ...
executive pay, remuneration, salary

29 March, 2018

Will a private company governance code really duck executive pay?

According to reports, executive pay is off the agenda for the corporate governance code for private companies in the UK. James Wates, chairman of Wates Construction and the man appointed by governm...
culture, corporate culture

26 February, 2018

Corporate culture: concept into focused action

Culture is one of the biggest business buzzwords of our time. A decade since the 2008 financial crisis discredited “shareholder value” as a sole justification of business action, cor...
Magnet, shareholders, stakeholders

12 February, 2018

A very strategic engagement: stakeholders and long-term value

Everyone is talking about them, but who or what are they? The term “stakeholder” is a catch-all shorthand for all those who can in any way affect, or be affected by, the fortunes and...
Ethical Leadership, chairman

14 December, 2017

Lead by example: the many benefits of ethical leadership

Corporate culture has become a subject of significant discourse lately, and it’s to no-one’s surprise given the seemingly perpetual headlines...
Sir Win Bischoff, FRC, Financial Reporting Council, corporate governance

5 December, 2017

UK’s new governance code targets corporate culture, wider society and pay

A proposed new UK corporate governance code will stress the need for boards to consider their “contribution to wider society” and place new responsibilities on directors to manage company culture....
corporate culture, business culture

6 November, 2017

European survey: boards struggle with culture

Almost two-thirds of European company directors work on boards that either fall short of giving corporate culture significant attention, or fail to include it in their formal risk-manage...
corporate culture, ethics

31 October, 2017

Twelve of the biggest mistakes boards make about culture 

1. Failing to realise the importance of culture This is one of the most frequent mistakes boards make. They often dismiss it as something vague and just tick a few boxes for the company repo...