social value, innovation

6 April, 2020

What’s in your hand? How businesses can create social value

The coronavirus crisis has highlighted the imperative for businesses to be responsible. Companies that have put profits above purpose have been rightly shamed, such as Sports Direct, who
fun in the workplace, chief fun officer

15 January, 2020

Why every company needs a chief fun officer

It has long been recognised that all work and no play is likely to lead to less productive, dissatisfied workers. As far back as the 1930s, management researchers such as Elton Mayo and Mary Parker Fo...
boardroom, board executives

9 January, 2020

FRC governance report calls for ‘greater focus’ on culture and strategy

UK companies are struggling with defining their purpose and “greater focus” is required on sustainability, stakeholder engagement, diversity and the importance of corporate culture, according to a...
slice of the pie

21 November, 2019

Companies need to grow the pie, not worry about how to split it

Business has lost the public’s trust. CEO pay and profits are soaring, wh...
man running, future fit

7 August, 2019

Setting the pace: how to ensure your board is fit for the future

To excel at any pursuit, you need to follow a fitness programme. This is no different whether you are an elite athlete or high-level business executive. But crucially, at a time of rapid advances in t...
data security, data protection

25 February, 2019

Why poor cybersecurity is a ticking time bomb

Organisations of all sizes are failing to recognise cybersecurity as a serious issue and are missing vital opportunities to take a proactive approach in the face of significant online threats. The bad...
Larry Fink, BlackRock

19 March, 2018

BlackRock reveals more details on its engagement priorities

BlackRock, the world's largest investor, has attempted to put flesh on the bones of its CEO's statement in January about the topics it expects to prioritise for engagement this year. In a
GKN

18 January, 2018

Investor concern as GKN rebuffs Melrose’s hostile takeover bid

Investors are watching anxiously after aerospace and engineering company GKN pushed back hard against a hostile takeover approach by engineering "turnaround" organisation Melrose. GKN has hit out t...
Procter & Gamble

16 November, 2017

Activist investor set for Procter & Gamble board after dramatic vote recount

The battle for an activist investor to join the board of Procter & Gamble has taken a dramatic U-turn following a recount of votes. Nelson Peltz, CEO of investment firm Trian Partners, had seem...
Emmanuel Faber, Danone

23 October, 2017

Danone combines CEO and chair roles in bid to boost governance

Danone chief executive Emmanuel Faber is also to take on the role of chairman at the French food products company. It said the move would boost governance and provide for more effective execution of i...