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,
German Reichstag, Germany

12 September, 2019

Campaigners call for German supply chain law to protect human rights

German companies face calls for a new supply chain law designed to protect against environmental and human rights abuses in the production of the goods and services they buy. This week a coalition ...
directors' duties, ESG

11 September, 2019

UK directors’ duties ‘include ESG responsibilities’ says legal expert

Debate over the precise implications of UK law on directors’ duties was given fresh legs this week with publication of a legal memorandum warning that failure to consider environmental, social and g...
Canada, Canadian flag

11 April, 2019

Country profile: Canada

Fast facts GDP in 2017 US$1.7trn GDP growth in 2018 1.8% Population 37m Inflation in 2018 2.4% Heavy construction
people, crowd, workers, employees

1 April, 2019

More work needed on workforce disclosures

In an age when companies are coming to terms with calls from all directions to define their societal purpose, it is logical that some should focus on the way workers are treated. Employees form per...