The recruitment of black directors and the discussion of diversity in company documents both increased following the death of George Floyd.
Studies appear to show a causal link between diversity and financial performance. But the methods are not robust enough to draw this conclusion.
Survey reveals that while US companies are happy to invest in ESG, their lawyers fear legal risks involved in increasing disclosures.
Forget the buzzwords, says LGIM’s Sacha Sadan. Stewardship has always been central to effective governance—firms now need to articulate it.
We talk to Sacha Sadan, LGIM’s director of investment stewardship and one of the industry’s most influential thinkers on corporate governance.
Research into the top 100 public companies shows the right board composition can boost sustainability commitments and drive change.
Governance concerns for boards to focus on in 2019 include data breaches, inclusivity, new codes and managing engagement. Board Agenda hears from the experts and looks at the strategic questions boards should be asking.
ESG issues such as diversity and climate are becoming critical issues for shareholder engagement, according to a report from Legal and General Investment Management.
Many campaigners advocate an “add women and stir” approach to fixing corporate governance. But this ignores the broader role of particular types of masculine business culture.
The boards of global financial institutions must have the expertise, diversity and operational understanding to ensure effective oversight, but they must start by setting the company’s culture and strategy.