EU flag, European Union, EU, shareholder rights directive

12 June, 2019

Revised EU Shareholder Rights Directive puts engagement in the spotlight

This is a big week for governance, asset managers and pension fund trustees, with the EU’s revised
Louis Vuitton sign, LVMH

30 May, 2019

Asset manager urges separation of chair and CEO roles

A major investment manager has called for companies to separate the roles of CEO and chair, and improve remuneration disclosure, after surveying the top companies across Europe.
wind turbines, ESG

24 May, 2019

New approach aims to improve transparency of ESG information

Environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing is one of the fastest growing areas of investment management—experts believe it could almost double over the next five years. But the problem has...
wind turbines, climate change, ESG, LGIM

8 May, 2019

ESG reporting: what is the endgame?

On a chilly evening in early December 2018 the Oxford Union was filled to capacity to witness a debate on the seemingly arcane topic of non-financial information. The motion before the House was th...
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...
solar panels, solar, sustainability, impact

4 April, 2019

What impact investments mean for boards

Impact investing is making waves in the financial world. Based on the idea that asset managers invest “
green, growth, sustainability

7 March, 2019

How accountants can help build a culture of sustainability

Good business decisions start with reliable information. Qualified accountants provide this information to decision makers in both the public and private sectors, bringing trust, integrity and trans...
ESG, environment, sustainability

14 February, 2019

Why integrating ESG is the key to sustainable business

Many of the world’s leading companies have ESG policies embedded within their operations. Some, like Unilever, place their credentials at the forefront of their corporate identity; others may not se...
investors, stock markets, stewardship

30 January, 2019

New stewardship code shifts emphasis to disclosures and ‘outcomes’

If you thought only companies were required to be clear about their “purpose”, think again. This morning the UK’s governance regulator has given fair warning to asset managers that they too will...

3 January, 2019

Sustainability, creating value & the role of the board

When the experts sat down to write the UK’s new Corporate Governance Code earlier this year, they drafted a critical first principle. The role of the board is to “promote the long-term sustainable...