Spain saw the greatest opposition to remuneration-related resolutions, with 60.6% contested—an increase of 33.2% year on year.
Survey reveals relationship between chief executives that intentionally target their company’s culture and company performance.
Study reveals 95% of UK and EU firms include ESG metrics in executive compensation plans, compared with 22% of US corporates.
European study finds that audit fees are 10.5% higher where the largest owner is foreign rather than domestic.
Consultation adds new obligations on human rights and stakeholder interests to a raft of measures encouraging long-term value creation.
Research from the Institute of Business Ethics reveals that ethics, values and culture are struggling to find a home at the top of boardroom agendas.
Next month’s Paris conference will see European and international asset owners and fund managers meet to discuss current global challenges.
The rise of loyalty shares—conferring multiple voting rights—is disrupting the principle of fair and equal treatment of all shareholders in Europe and beyond.
Comment: A report suggests that activist investors are softening their approach as they increasingly target European companies. So who are they targeting and what can boards do to prepare?
Small and mid-cap companies need a better regulatory framework, which recognises that their needs differ distinctly from SMEs, and which will enable them to compete and thrive on a fairer playing field.