South Korea, South Korean flag

30 July, 2018

Stewardshop code adopted by vast South Korean pension fund

The third-largest pension fund in the world, South Korea's National Pension Service (NPS), has adopted a stewardship code that observers hope will put pressure on the country's conglomerates to improv...
gender diversity, gender quotas, gender equality

30 May, 2018

Making a difference through diversity in the boardroom

We believe that better diversity brings economic as well as cultural benefits. The World Economic For...
share buybacks, investments, finance

23 May, 2018

Buyback mountain: why the rise in share buybacks is causing concern

Share buybacks are under suspicion. So numerous have they become that there is disquiet among policymakers that something is not quite right. At a time when investment levels remain low, the big ca...
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...
activist investors, investor activism, shareholders

7 February, 2018

Activist investors: the corporate world’s new fixture

They can strike fear into the hearts of boards. They can force an about-turn in strategy, break up a company, or even clear out long-standing and respected members of a boardroom; activist investors m...
Statoil, Troll A oil platform

16 January, 2017

Norwegian oil fund to focus on ‘unacceptable emissions’

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7 September, 2015

Activism on the rise

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21 August, 2015

Norway’s principled divestment

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