gender diversity, gender quotas, gender equality

20 February, 2019

How to accelerate gender diversity

Investors and business decision makers recognise the value of gender diversity, including on corporate boards. Gender diversity is valuable to companies because diverse teams perform better, accord...
Snap, Snapchat, non-voting shares

3 December, 2018

Limits to shareholder voting rights mooted by investors

The long-running issue of shareholder voting rights has come to the fore again.  A group of investors, including Legal & General and Dutch pension fund PGGM, wrote to both the New York Stock Exch...
Patisserie Valerie, Leeds

29 October, 2018

Is it time to apply governance rules to the AIM stock exchange?

Two feted AIM stocks, Patisserie Valerie and Conviviality, revealed financial black holes that almost killed the first, and contributed to the collapse of the latter. While the AIM has always been ...
BlackRock

26 October, 2018

BlackRock’s sustainable investment ambition

It was probably inevitable, but the fact that the world’s largest fund manager has thrown its weight behind sustainable investing really puts down a marker. [pull-left]“Sustainable investing wi...
CSR, corporate social responsibility

22 October, 2018

Why marrying societal impact with financial strategy takes time

After nearly four years as CEO of accountancy firm Grant Thornton, Sacha Romanovitch—one of the first senior female leaders in a major professional services organisation—is to step down and will n...
Short-termism, long-termism

18 October, 2018

How the revised shareholder directive will help overcome short-termism

On 9 June 2017, the EU directive 2017/282 on long-term shareholder engag...
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 ...
Dr Hans-Christoph Hirt

4 October, 2018

Stewardship vanguard: Hans-Christoph Hirt, Hermes EOS

Asked to assess how companies are performing against his stewardship priorities for 2018, Dr Hans-Christoph Hirt notes the progress of key issues...
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...
activist investors, investor activism

1 August, 2018

The investor activists are here to stay

The statistics make it plain. Activist investors are having an impact on boardroom decision-making, with increasing regularity.