CEO activism

22 June, 2020

CEO activism: should leaders speak up about social causes?

We live in a world where the ability to change minds, generate sales and start a movement can all hinge on a tweet or post by an “influencer” with a high number of followers. But now, those “inf...
Shareholder meeting

19 June, 2020

Norges Bank issues warning over shareholder proposals

Norges Bank Investment Management, the investment vehicle for the world’s largest sovereign wealth fund, has issued new voting guidance warning other investors that shareholder proposals should not ...
sustainability committee, green boardroom

8 June, 2020

Measuring stakeholder capitalism: ESG, metrics and the board’s role

Measuring Stakeholder Capitalism: ESG, Metrics & the Board’s Role ...
chair, boardroom

21 May, 2020

‘Chairman contagion’ highlighted as growing reputational risk

“Chairman contagion”—the process of trouble afflicting a shared chair spreading from one portfolio company to another—is among the key reputational risks identified by chief executives and com...
Cogs and wheels working together

15 April, 2020

What every business can do to help during this crisis

The 2020 Edelman Trust Barome...
world and magnifying glass, Supreme Audit Institutions

14 April, 2020

Auditing global progress on the UN Sustainable Development Goals

As the Covid-19 pandemic has tragically brought to the fore, most countries face interlinked challenges of entrenched inequalities, uneven access to public goods and insufficient support for those mos...
collaboration, covid

3 April, 2020

Collaboration is key for the challenging AGM season ahead

The changing corporate landscape continues to make the AGM season an uncertain time. Investors are more courageous and more likely to vote against boards on a range of issues. This season boards ar...
carbon emissions, CO2, sustainability reporting

18 February, 2020

Better sustainability disclosures require clear reporting boundaries

Following news of Oxford Brookes University’s recent analysis and the

24 January, 2020

UK firms urged to improve carbon emissions reporting

UK companies need to improve their carbon emissions reporting, according to new research. The study uncovered big spikes in reported emissions, suggesting unexplained volatility. The examination of...
world map representing new capitalism, bail-outs

21 January, 2020

How boards can help shape the future of capitalism

Like the captain and crew of RMS Titanic, corporate boards have often been distanced from emerging realities by rank, training and environmental intelligence. But there are early signals that the 2...