dual-class shares

10 October, 2018

Conflicts of interest: the global fight over dual-class shares

There is a quiet battle underway in corporate governance that rages from New York all the way to the Far East. The battleground? Dual-class share...
Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg

3 July, 2018

Zuckerberg under fire over Facebook governance

Mark Zuckerberg is coming under increasing pressure over corporate governance at Facebook after a news story quoted shareholders comparing him to an "autocrat" and "dictator" due to the company's capi...
Facebook, Cambridge Analytica, data harvesting, data ethics

12 June, 2018

Facebook’s fail: the ‘story’, the risks and the role of the board

One of the arguments that one increasingly hears these days is that corporate governance in the new economy will be all about the “story” of the company, not about its performance or assets. Value...
Facebook

3 April, 2018

Zuckerberg must quit Facebook, says New York pension fund official

A new chairman should step in place of Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, in an attempt to repair its reputation regarding data privacy, according to a major US pension fund official. New York City comp...
Facebook

27 March, 2018

Facebook under scrutiny by ESG funds as shares plummet

The mire in which social media platform Facebook finds itself over the protection of user data deepened this week as it emerged that some ethical funds have dropped the company's shares. Bloomberg ...
Google

23 March, 2018

European Commission introduces tough tax laws for digital business

The European Commission has proposed rules to ensure that companies conducting business digitally in the European Union are paying their fair share of tax. Under the p...
Facebook

23 March, 2018

Facebook makes data ethics the big governance issue

The debacle over Facebook user data is illustrative of governance and strategic issues that many companies will face as we deepen our relationship with technology. [pull-right]Reputations are fragi...
data, data regulation

14 November, 2017

Business data: why it now falls under the competition regulators’ spotlight

In the age of the mobile phone, online shopping and artificial intelligence, the most valuable asset in the world has become data.

1 February, 2017

Trump’s travel ban and the challenge to governance

US companies have this week faced their first significant test of corporate governance in the Donald Trump era. When the Trump administration issued its executive order banning the entry of Muslims...