20 December, 2018

Survey reveals boards struggle with sustainability

Board members are confident that they understand the importance of addressing sustainability, but a new survey also reveals that leadership teams are still grappling with how to build the right polici...
governance

19 October, 2018

The governance revolution: time to take control

Long accustomed to operating in obscurity, company directors have found their peace and quiet disturbed lately by all kinds of clamour at the boa...
sustainability, environment, ESG, ethics, inclusive capitalism

25 May, 2018

How business can recognise the true value of people and communities

We need to fundamentally change how we recognise the true value of business. Today only 20% of the market capitalisation of companies can be explained by financial assets like cash or real estate. ...
long-term value, EY

16 May, 2018

Why boards should be clear about long-term value

Boards are under pressure to demonstrate their commitment to long-term value creation and show how they are delivering it in a balanced way, within a framework that measures their success. Politicians...
Brussels, Belgium, Belgian business

20 February, 2018

Belgium drafts revised corporate governance code

The public consultation for a revised Belgian corporate governance code, which will account for changes in the market and regulations, will draw to a close at the end of this month (February). So f...
Tokyo

19 February, 2018

Integrated reporting the focus for ICGN-IIRC gathering

Companies must go further than historical financial performance and look to “integrated reporting” as a means to help investors fully understand risks and opportunities, according to the chief exe...
Dutch Parliament, The Hague, Netherlands

5 February, 2018

Dutch corporate governance committee calls for more shareholder activism

Shareholders should have a more active role to ensure better long-term value creation in organisations, according to the Dutch government’s monitoring committee. In its report on the implementati...
time, change, corporate governance

22 January, 2018

Twenty-five years of the UK Corporate Governance Code

On December 17, 2010, Tarek el-Tayeb Mohamed Bouazizi, a street vendor, set fire to himself in protest at being harassed by the police in the provincial Tunisian city of Sidi Bouzid. In this act of de...
Theresa May, prime minister

8 December, 2017

UK’s draft new governance code has a social mission

There were no big condemnations, no one cried foul; the release of the F...
Robert Swannell, M&S

9 November, 2017

A leading role for the future: Robert Swannell, M&S

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