financial disclosures during covid pandemic

28 August, 2020

Corporate disclosures and investor relations ‘impaired by Covid-19’

The Covid-19 pandemic and lockdown has posed many challenges for companies, but among the top concerns for audit committees has been corporate disclosures and the relationship with shareholders. Af...
sustainability encouraging growth

25 August, 2020

How to make the most of a chief sustainability officer

A novelty in the C-suite not so long ago, the chief sustainability officer (CSO) is fast becoming a fixture in companies of note as climate change and inequality increasingly dominate global attention...
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20 July, 2020

UK dividends slashed by a ‘dizzying’ £22bn in Q2

The pandemic has had an emphatic impact on rewards for shareholders. A report this reveals that dividend payments in the UK were cut in the second quarter by a “dizzying” 57.2%, or £22bn. The ...
Dollars on financial/audit report

26 June, 2020

Top US CEO pay falls 53% as pandemic and investor pressure continues

Chief executives among the top 50 US firms have been shouldering some of the financial pain of the pandemic with large cuts to their pay. A report from governance data provider GC Analytics shows t...
Shareholder meeting

19 June, 2020

Norges Bank issues warning over shareholder proposals

Norges Bank Investment Management, the investment vehicle for the world’s largest sovereign wealth fund, has issued new voting guidance warning other investors that shareholder proposals should not ...
financial disclosures during covid pandemic

17 June, 2020

FRC urges ‘clear and timely’ disclosures on company prospects

UK corporates facing a significant recession have been warned their financial disclosures must fully recognise the risks to their survival. Investors expect painful transparency for company prospects,...
Hong Kong skyline

10 June, 2020

Investors signal unease with banks’ support for Hong Kong security law

China’s efforts to impose a new national security law on Hong Kong has proved controversial with pro-democracy campaigners, but companies that initially supported Beijing are now seeing pressure fro...
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
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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