Melting ice cap

19 November, 2020

Roadmap to mandatory TCFD reporting ‘should focus minds’

When it comes to mandatory climate-related risk reporting there isn’t as much time as recent headlines might suggest. The government has said the legal framework to make it compulsory will be in pla...
Puzzle pieces in a cityscape

12 November, 2020

UK seeks powers to block foreign investment on national security grounds

Just as observers expect M&A activity to spike becaus...
EU flag

3 November, 2020

Brussels pushes ahead with project for new European governance

Efforts by the European Commission to introduce new corporate governance laws have stepped up a gear, with a fresh consultation proposing mandatory human rights due diligence and new obligations on co...
US flag flying on Wall Street

28 October, 2020

Governance experts call for US Stakeholder Capitalism Act

The US debate over the future of capitalism continues to flare with a proposal for new legislation that would shift companies away from “shareholder primacy” and into the realm of “stakeholder g...
directors' duties, ESG

26 October, 2020

Legal CSR measures are ‘fraught with conceptual contradictions’

Does enshrining corporate social responsibility (CSR) in law work? A new study of examples from around the world reveals mixed results, with room for improvement in most jurisdictions. And it sugge...
Law books and gavel

3 July, 2020

Companies Act duties ‘need testing in the courts’ to improve governance

New legislation will not be needed for corporate governance reform resulting from a move to a stakeholder capitalism model, says a leading academic. In an
man with magnifying glass undertaking internal investigations

2 June, 2020

Internal investigations are on the rise—but are they robust enough?

Companies today are under greater scrutiny than perhaps ever before. As a consequence there has been marked increase in the number of companies conducting their own internal investigations, caused by ...
Bank of England, Andy Haldane

25 February, 2020

Bank of England economist Andy Haldane enters stakeholder debate

When a central banker talks about an issue, it has for all intents and purposes hit the mainstream. This week, the Bank of England’s chief economist Andy Haldane began to talk about the need to shif...
CEO looking out of office window

20 February, 2020

CEOs say these 4 factors will shape business in 2020

Across the globe, business bosses are showing record levels of pessimism about economic growth, a new report has found. And there’s one thing behind this lack of confidence—uncertainty. PwC’s...
UK parliament, governance reform

16 October, 2019

Sir John Kingman warns government over unfinished FRC reforms

The author of a report recommending extensive reform of the UK’s financial reporting and audit watchdog is unhappy with its progress. Indeed, Sir John Kingman, the chair of Legal & General,