climate change

16 April, 2019

Shareholders focus attention on diversity and climate

If you are a company chair and fail to ensure your board is diverse you can bet some significant shareholders will now vote against your reappointment. That’s the message this week from Legal and...
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...
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 ...
gender pay gap, women in business

9 November, 2018

The gender pay gap is closing – but the UK is behind

There has been progress—of a sort—in gender pay. At the executive end of the spectrum, the pay gap has squeezed in the UK to 12.5%, compared with 21.5% in Leathwaite’s previous Pay Index study. ...
leadership

5 October, 2018

Tomorrow’s leadership, today: nurturing future leaders

If you want the best board in town, look for inspiration to Broadway, home to the world’s greatest musicals, such as Hello Dolly, Fiddler on the Roof, The King and I, South Pacific and...
boardroom meeting, gender diversity, female executives

5 September, 2018

Corporate photos reveal a minority report of directors

If perception is everything then the appearance of UK board photos reveals a problematic story about the ethnic diversity among execs and non-execs. In a departure from the usual kind of survey, Pi...
gender diversity

3 July, 2018

Female directors boost company performance, says research

Increasing the average number of female directors on a board can increase company performance by more than a tenth, according to a study in Singapore. The research, conducted by Lawrence Lo of the ...
Google

18 May, 2018

Google CEO tops global reputation list

Google CEO Sundar Pichai is the world’s most reputable CEO, according to a new index by the Reputation Institute. ...
City of London, financial services, financial regulation, FCA

23 March, 2018

‘Monocultures’ in financial firms lead to governance issues, says regulator

Financial firms with a lack of diversity make less money and suffer more problems with governance issues, according to a senior City regulator.