The use of quotas in France saw shareholder support for women candidates increase rather than fall, research finds.
Companies retreat to their bubbles; introverts retreat to home working; the French get ahead on ‘responsible capitalism’.
Pressure grows on social media companies, the economy slows in South Korea, France and Italy fall out, while Alphabet and Shell go fly a kite.
Following a raft of corporate scandals uncovered by whistleblowers, the business risks associated with an individual revealing wrongdoing should not be underestimated in the boardroom.
Governance and regulation news from around Europe, from European voices on British boards post-Brexit, to investors calling for worker representation on boards.
France’s Financial Stability Council orders banks to keep aside an additional capital buffer to cover potential risk related to growing private sector borrowing.
Figures reveal that companies in France have moved to combines the roles of chairman and chief executive, in contradiction to trends elsewhere.
Board Agenda reports on risk-related convulsions across the globe, from Spain’s constitutional crisis to Washington’s ongoing conflict with North Korea.
French syndicate Medef has suggested that labour law reforms, announced last week by president Emmanuel Macron, should be applied to a wider range of companies.
There is renewed hope in France for economic policy and its impact on corporate governance. Michel de Fabiani examines the expected positive outcomes for business.