Tokyo skyline at night

6 May, 2021

Japan to include human rights reference in its corporate governance code

Japan is set to become the next country to commit to human rights supply chain due diligence. According to reports, a reference to human rights will be included in a
Trading screen showing share prices

4 February, 2021

Dual-class shares: “Solutions exist to mitigate the governance risk”

A special taskforce is looking at reforms to the UK's listings regime, including the launch of dual-class shares. One academic now argues that there are governance measures available that could offset...
Stock market listings

23 November, 2020

UK to review dual-class shares as part of consultation on listings

Dual-class shares, long a point of friction in financial markets around the world, are set to become a battleground in the UK. The development comes after the chancellor Rishi Sunak included shares wi...
Global stewardship

26 October, 2020

The ICGN Global Stewardship Principles: 2020 revisions

The International Corporate Governance Network (ICGN) celebrates its 25th anniversary this year, normally a time for great...
social gap caused by inequality

27 April, 2020

Social factors ‘now key to good corporate governance’ says ICGN

The Covid-19 pandemic has revealed social failings and inequalities that has prompted the elevation of “social factors” to a new level of importance in corporate governance, according to a group r...
wind turbines, climate change, ESG, LGIM

8 May, 2019

ESG reporting: what is the endgame?

On a chilly evening in early December 2018 the Oxford Union was filled to capacity to witness a debate on the seemingly arcane topic of non-financial information. The motion before the House was th...
London Stock Exchange, LSE

11 October, 2018

Balancing act: stock exchanges and dual-class shares

Stock exchanges form a critical component of the global financial market ecosystem, serving as gatekeepers linking companies to investors and as ...
City of London, audit

10 August, 2018

ICGN reveals stewardship awards nominees

The International Corporate Governance Network has revealed the nominees for the 2018 stewards...
Japan, stewardship code, Abenomics

11 June, 2018

Japan’s wave of governance reform is welcomed, and isn’t over yet

The end game is a shared one between companies and investors—preserving and enhancing long-term corporate value, benefiting society as a whole and contributing to sustainable economic growth. [pu...
Trading screen showing share prices

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...