standardisation, box ticking

9 March, 2020

EcoDa warns that sustainability standardisation ‘promotes box-ticking’

The European Union is attempting to improve non-financial reporting, but it has already received a warning. Indeed, officials have been told that standardisation of company information and metrics pri...
boardroom

30 January, 2020

EcoDa: Stakeholder model should not turn boards into “bargaining bodies”

A body representing business directors across Europe has called for a more nuanced viewed of “stakeholder” business models saying boards should not be forced into becoming “bargaining bodies” ...
due diligence, global supply chains

9 September, 2019

Strategic shifts are needed to ensure due diligence in global supply chains

Over the past years, the global fragmentation of value chains has allowed economies of scale and gains of competitiveness. However, the complexity of the value chains has made it more and more difficu...
human rights, modern slavery, supply chains

17 July, 2019

Human rights due diligence push ‘could turn boards into legal departments’

It’s become a commonplace approach among lawmakers and regulators: if you want to enforce new rules, get big companies to do it for you among their suppliers. And so it is with human rights due dili...
organisational models, people, employees

26 May, 2019

Organisational models: why teal is the new colour of business

To a certain extent, corporate governance is no longer treated only as a legal matter dealing with structures and procedures, but is increasingly perceived as leverage to serve other objectives. In...
Blockchain

9 October, 2018

Why Blockchain is good news for governance

In our modern digital world, concepts like disruption, artificial intelligence (AI) and blockchain have gained much attention. But these developments raise questi...
regulation, corporate governance

23 February, 2018

Which direction for corporate governance?

Over the past few decades, corporate governance has shifted from the wings to a prominent, centre-stage position, evolving against a backdrop of increasingly global business, a growing n...
Mazars, corporate governance code, fit for purpose

12 February, 2018

Evolving a corporate governance code that is fit for purpose

Corporate governance is rarely out of the business headlines. In spite of 25 years of an evolving corporate governance framework for UK-listed companies, in the wake of any high-profile ...
stock markets, stock exchange, short-term shareholders

25 September, 2017

Boards need ‘protection’ from short-term shareholders

Boards need to be "protected" from shareholders with a short-term investment horizon if they are to succeed in the pursuit of long-term value creation, according to the association representing direct...
whistleblowing

14 June, 2017

Whistleblowers should not be incentivised with payments, says ecoDa

Whistleblowers should not be incentivised with financial payments, according to the European Confederation of Direc...