Review of Non-Financial Reporting Directive

23 September, 2020

EcoAct sustainability study warns of FTSE 100 performance gap

Companies are doing better on combatting the climate crisis and yet there is a “performance gap” to confront, especially in the FTSE 100. This conclusion comes from
PwC audit building, London

4 September, 2020

PwC loses top spot in the FTSE 100 audit rankings to KPMG

For those intrigued by the arcane world of audit a small earthquake has just occured. PwC, for some time the UK’s most significant auditor of FTSE 100 companies, has lost its top position. Resear...
boardroom, board executives

2 March, 2020

FTSE firms given written warning over gender diversity

Almost a fifth of FTSE 350 companies begin work this week wondering how they will address a lack of gender diversity on their boards and in their senior management.
Hampton-Alexander review, gender diversity targets

10 February, 2020

FTSE 100 hits target on female board directors—but challenges remain

The drive to increase the number of women in boardrooms may have reached a milestone of success, but companies have also been warned that the latest research has found a “concerning lack” of women...
Parker Review, diverse boardrooms

6 February, 2020

Parker Review reveals slow progress on ethnic minority appointments

Britain’s largest companies are failing to appoint members from ethnic minority groups, according to the latest iteration of the Parker Review. This year’s report, compiled by Sir John Parker, ...
sustainability reporting, ESG, CSR

21 January, 2020

Narrow sustainability reporting boundaries ‘can amount to greenwashing’

The use of data is always contentious and so it proves with measures of sustainability. According to a new study, FTSE 100 companies
BAME representation, boardroom diversity

4 December, 2019

FTSE 100 boards fail to improve BAME representation

Fresh research concludes that FTSE 100 companies have failed to improve black, Asian and ethnic minority (BAME) representation at the highest level. Indeed, despite much discussion of the issue, the p...
remuneration, remco, pay, CEO pay, employee pay

19 August, 2019

FTSE 100 CEO pay falls as investors retain focus on remuneration policy

Median chief executive pay has fallen in the FTSE 100, according to new figures. Research from Deloitte claims median pay dropped from £4m to £3.4m in 2018, while the number of companies facing l...
ICSA, Denise Wilson, gender diversity

9 July, 2019

Hampton-Alexander CEO warns of ‘challenge to shift attitudes’ on gender diversity

While the UK approach to boardroom gender diversity is “arguably” one of the most sophisticated in the world, there is still work to be done, according to the chief executive of the
shareholder vote, shareholder dissent

28 May, 2019

Shareholders call for greater transparency on dividend policies

Shareholders have called for greater transparency on dividend policies following a review that found one in five companies are failing to stage an annual vote on dividend payouts, or are simply making...