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 ...
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 ...
combined CEO chair role

4 February, 2020

LGIM to vote against combined CEO/chair roles worldwide

Leaders occupying both the chief executive and board chair roles in corporates around the world have been put on notice: Legal...
scales, balance

26 July, 2019

Imbalance of power: loyalty shares threaten ‘one share, one vote’

One share, one vote. It’s a compelling premise for corporate governance, but it is being eroded by developments around the world, including in Europe. At
climate change

16 April, 2019

Shareholders focus attention on diversity and climate

If you are a company chair and fail to ensure your board is diverse you can bet some significant shareholders will now vote against your reappointment. That’s the message this week from Legal and...
board directors

17 January, 2019

Separation of powers makes for healthy board dynamics

Having the right structure at the top of a company is crucial for its success. We at Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM) think that when a single person is tasked with exercising manageme...
Carlos Ghosn

30 November, 2018

Executive pay storms back onto corporate agenda

The media has just been through another executive pay frenzy. The Investment Association (IA), a body for investment managers, has issued new guidelines on pay which it wants implemented by companies;...
China Construction Bank

12 June, 2018

LGIM names companies performing badly on climate change

Companies considered to be "laggards" in their efforts to address climate change have been named and shamed by Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM). The investment manager said it had d...
gender diversity, gender quotas, gender equality

30 May, 2018

Making a difference through diversity in the boardroom

We believe that better diversity brings economic as well as cultural benefits. The World Economic For...
women in business, gender pay gap, gender diversity, equal pay

18 May, 2018

LGIM launches gender diversity fund to promote women on boards

Asset manager Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM) has underlined the importance of women in the boardroom by launching the first "gender orientated fund" to  focus on UK-listed companies...