trading screen, shares, stocks, equities, institutional investors

26 February, 2018

Share buybacks: a question of governance?

The common practice of share buybacks is on the UK government’s agenda. In late January the department for business, energy and industrial strategy (BEIS) annou...
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...
Tokyo

19 February, 2018

Integrated reporting the focus for ICGN-IIRC gathering

Companies must go further than historical financial performance and look to “integrated reporting” as a means to help investors fully understand risks and opportunities, according to the chief exe...
investment, shares, stocks, stock market

2 February, 2018

ICGN calls for inclusion of buy-backs in governance code

The UK Corporate Governance Code should address the use of share buy-backs, according to George Dallas, policy director of the International Corporate Governance Network (ICGN). A new revision of t...
Japan, stewardship code, Abenomics

13 November, 2017

Origins of investor stewardship and the Japan code

Stewardship is not a new concept. The seminal 1992 Cadbury Report recommended that investors should disclose their policies on the use of their v...
Oil refinery

16 October, 2017

Opposition to listing rule changes continue to build

The UK's financial regulator is has come under further pressure to halt proposed changes that would allow sovereign owned companies to list on the London Stock Exchange. The changes are widely view...
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Malaysian boards

13 July, 2017

Malaysian boards urged to establish good governance incentive schemes

The Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) chairman, Tan Sri Ranjit Ajit Singh, has urged corporate boards to set up incentive structures that compel board members to focus on long-term goals instead of ...
executive pay reform

7 April, 2017

Transparency should be at the heart of executive pay reform

Will greater transparency in high executive pay curb boardroom excess? The high pay packages of top executives have been stirring up widespread concern across continental Europe and the UK, triggering...
Snapchat, differential share ownership, IPO

30 March, 2017

Why one share, one vote is the best long-term investment option

The protection and enhancement of minority shareholder rights has been a long-standing focus of the International Corporate Governance Network (ICGN). As such, ICGN has long advocated a preference for...

25 January, 2017

Unions and business groups unite to call for strengthened governance

In a rare act of unity, leaders from unions and the business world have joined together in urging the UK prime minister to beef up corporate governance.