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19 April, 2021

Auditors on notice to reject ‘expectations gap’ consultation

A row over the role of auditors in detecting fraud at client companies has taken a fresh turn, with shareholders set to play a significant role in the ongoing drama. Shareholder advisory body PIRC ...
AGM season via remote technology

13 April, 2021

AGM season will see focus on reporting, remuneration and communication

This year’s AGM season is fixed firmly in the context of a world still reeling from the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic and the economic impact of successive lockdowns.
Climate dashboard showing world map

8 April, 2021

Climate reporting requires ‘shift in approach’ to reflect TCFD principles

Just 49 companies are undertaking the most detailed kind of climate reporting according to principles laid out by the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD). While that may not ...
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7 April, 2021

LGIM backs calls for ‘say on climate’ shareholder votes

Pressure for UK companies to face shareholder votes on corporate climate policies —a “say on climate”— increased this week with one of the UK’s biggest investors adding their voice to calls....
Sacha Sadan, LGIM

1 April, 2021

LGIM annual report reveals 21% rise in ‘active engagement’ in 2020

Legal and General Investment Management (LGIM) increased the level of its engagements last year as the pandemic took hold of society and business across the world. LGIM's annual report reveals an i...
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29 March, 2021

State Street Global Advisors CEO calls for improved diversity reporting

There is “striking lack” of publicly available information when it comes to racial and ethnic diversity inside companies, according to the head of one of the world’s largest investment managers....
Group of investors/shareholders in glass building

25 March, 2021

UK stewardship code ‘has not changed the nature of investor engagement’

Traditional forms of company-specific engagement will not happen unless institutional investors face “mandatory legal or regulatory” demands, according to a new paper on the UK stewardship code fr...
Board meeting in a forest

4 March, 2021

Three ways for the board to enhance its climate competency

It's no surprise that climate change impacts such as extreme weather have the potential to disrupt a corporation's supply chain, making it more challenging for them to obtain the resources and materia...
Norwegian flag

2 February, 2021

Norges Bank divests from companies over tax issues

Norges Bank, one of the world's biggest investment managers, has revealed that is has divested from seven companies over tax issues in the past year. News service
BlackRock offices in San Francisco

27 January, 2021

Annual BlackRock CEO letter focuses on climate and diversity

Companies wait expectantly for the annual CEO letter from Larry Fink, chief executive of BlackRock, the world’s biggest fund manager.