Boardroom conflict

21 January, 2019

Learning from and resolving boardroom conflict

Conflict drains all those involved of three valuable commodities: time, energy, and money. It destroys morale, efficiency and productivity, and in turn, can devastate not only the commercial and profe...
board directors

17 January, 2019

Separation of powers makes for healthy board dynamics

Having the right structure at the top of a company is crucial for its success. We at Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM) think that when a single person is tasked with exercising manageme...

24 December, 2018

2018: A year in governance

Senior officials at the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) may believe Scrooge has stepped off the pages of A Christmas Carol. In his recent oh-so-close-to-festivities report, Sir John Kingman...
Norges Bank

31 October, 2018

Norges Bank declares opposition to combined CEO-chairs

Ever wondered whether your board had the right people in the right roles and committing the right amount of time? Norges Bank, Norway’s investment vehicle for the country’s oil wealth, has weighed...
Elon Musk

1 October, 2018

Elon Musk drops Tesla chairman role; and IG CEO leaves board

Tesla Founder Elon Musk (pictured) has agreed to step down as chairman, in a settlement with the US markets regulator over announcements he made on social media that saw the tech company’s...
Elon Musk

17 September, 2018

Tale of Tesla’s Elon Musk is a ‘sadly familiar story’

There has been a long history of dominant, sometimes idiosyncratic and often irascible CEOs. They will court controversy—which can be directly related to the business’s strategy and operations,...
Sainsbury's supermarket

1 May, 2018

Board moves at Sainsbury’s/Asda; Tesla; and Cabot Energy

Sainsbury’s/Asda The chairman and CEO of Sainsbury’s would head up the business if merged with Asda, according to a statement relating to the potential deal. Former GUS finance direct...
Korea, North Korea, South Korea

9 February, 2018

Risk hotspots: a global roundup

Politics — Korea There cannot be a trickier relationship in world politics than the one between North and South Korea. The two appeared to edge clos...
Elon Musk

10 October, 2016

Tesla merger opportunity for governance reform

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