scales, balance

26 July, 2019

Imbalance of power: loyalty shares threaten ‘one share, one vote’

One share, one vote. It’s a compelling premise for corporate governance, but it is being eroded by developments around the world, including in Europe. At
activism, activist, investors

15 April, 2019

The changing face of activism

European companies are increasingly a target of activist investors, but the aggression seen in the past may be softened for a friendlier approach to win results. That’s the news we hear this week...

29 March, 2019

Promoting SME growth markets

On 24 May 2018, the European Commission unveiled a legislative package focused on alleviating administrative burdens on SMEs, enabling easier access to public markets for shares and bonds and increasi...
Aktis, banking

27 September, 2018

New world order for global banking

    Ten years on from the collapse of Lehman Brothers, and the financial system is safer, more robust and governance has improved.
Brexit, EU, Union Jack, flags

1 August, 2018

Governance briefs from around Europe

Brexit could boost European voices on UK boards — Europe European voices are to become an increasingly important part of UK boards post-Br...
Business ethics

6 July, 2018

Pressure increases on European employees to compromise ethics

More than one in ten employees in European businesses report being pressured to compromise on ethics, according to a survey. The
Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine

23 February, 2018

New company law introduced in Ukraine

A new law on limited and additional liability companies has been adopted in Ukraine, which aims to bring the country a step closer to harmonisation of its legislation with the EU's regulations. The...
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...
Palais Brongniart

9 November, 2017

ICGN Paris conference will focus on developments in Europe

The last conference of the 2017 ICGN events calendar will be held in Paris on 6 and 7 December at the Palais...
European Banking Authority

28 September, 2017

European banking authorities urge greater diversity among managers

European financial institutions should improve the diversity of their management bodies to ensure sound governance, said the European Banking Authority and the European Securities and Markets Authorit...