Covid-19, coronavirus, hits markets

22 May, 2020

FRC urges companies to provide ‘full disclosure’ of survival prospects

UK companies are under notice to be transparent about their prospects for survival as a result of the Covid-19 crisis. The warning comes from the
Exxon Mobil logo

13 May, 2020

LGIM to vote against ExxonMobil chair over climate concerns

If there is one company that attracts the ire of those concerned with protecting the environment it is the world’s second largest oil company, ExxonMobil. The company’s history is not only one of ...
worker in warehouse stacking boxes

30 April, 2020

Companies ‘failing to demonstrate oversight of vulnerable workers’

More than eight out of ten companies are failing to respond to investor demands to demonstrate how they are have oversight of their most vulnerable workers, according to new research. The
human trafficking, hands tied with rope

24 April, 2020

Investors call for mandatory human rights due diligence

The issue of mandatory human rights due diligence for companies will not go away. This week a group of investors with $5trn in assets under management called on governments around the world to impose ...
people wearing face masks against Covid-19

20 April, 2020

Will Covid-19 accelerate the shift towards stakeholder governance?

Prior to the last financial crisis, the shareholder primacy model of corporate governance was unchallenged. Companies were run solely to the benefit of shareholders, with share price performance being...
businessman in a maze

9 April, 2020

Investors ‘expect boards to take a long-term view’ amid crisis

Investors expect boards to focus on a “long-term” approach to coping with the economic impact of the Covid-19 crisis, according to guidance from one of the largest groups of asset managers in the ...
systemic risk, boat and a big wave

17 March, 2020

Covid-19 is a new systemic risk. What are the implications for governance?

Covid-19 emerged in December 2019 and has quickly become a global crisis that threatens the health of individuals and the welfare of societies on a vast scale, including its impact on global economic ...
Covid-19, coronavirus, hits markets

13 March, 2020

ICGN issues guidance for investors amid Covid-19 pandemic

Investors have been advised to avoid placing boards and their companies under pressure to take “undue risks” in search of a short-term investor benefit during the global Covid-19 pandemic. The ...
active investors, shareholder rights

12 February, 2020

Stakeholder debate should not be used to weaken shareholder rights

Relations between investors and boards have reached a low ebb. That was the verdict recently of Andy Griffiths, executive director of the
boardroom executives, boardroom conflict, board members

31 January, 2020

Investor focus on results and remuneration ‘creating friction’ with boards

Executive pay and and short-term results are dominating conversations between investors and company boards, instead of discussions focused on long-term strategic issues, according to the head of an in...