Robert Swannell, M&S

9 November, 2017

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

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integrated thinking, integrated reporting

8 November, 2017

Non-execs need the right skills for effective integrated reporting

It is a clear expectation that board members are financially literate and any board using a skills matrix will encapsulate this in some way. But what about an understanding of value beyo...
Cape Town, South Africa, King IV, corporate governance

3 November, 2017

South Africa needs a stepped-up approach to governance

South Africa’s economy continues to struggle and faces significant headwinds in the immediate future. Against this backdrop, a stepped-up approach to good gover...
stock markets, stock exchange, short-term shareholders

25 September, 2017

Boards need ‘protection’ from short-term shareholders

Boards need to be "protected" from shareholders with a short-term investment horizon if they are to succeed in the pursuit of long-term value creation, according to the association representing direct...
Dutch Parliament, The Hague, Netherlands

20 September, 2017

Dutch directors’ association calls for trust-based governance

The Dutch Association of Directors has written to the Dutch government urging for a new approach to corporate governance that is based on trust rather than on mistrust, allowing companies to seize opp...
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Malaysian boards

13 July, 2017

Malaysian boards urged to establish good governance incentive schemes

The Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) chairman, Tan Sri Ranjit Ajit Singh, has urged corporate boards to set up incentive structures that compel board members to focus on long-term goals instead of ...

11 July, 2017

Non-Financial Reporting Directive: embracing the challenge

Non-financial reporting requirements are nothing new for Europe’s listed companies, yet regulators and investors feel that many still don’t get it. The
ESG, integrated reporting, long-term thinking, long-term value

26 April, 2017

Long-term thinking: a key principle of 21st-century governance

Over the past couple of years, a number of countries have established new codes or announced plans to review the status quo in corporate governance—something that is encouraged and welcomed by the I...
ESG, environment, long-term value, integrated thinking

31 March, 2017

Integrated thinking can create long-term value

Creating shareholder value has traditionally been the primary focus of corporations. However, since the 2008 global financial crisis, the concept of value has changed. There is growing acceptance that...
City of London

28 February, 2017

UK governance needs radical overhaul to make business ‘purposeful’

Governance in the UK needs a radical overhaul with company law, accounting systems, the investment industry, shareholder structure, and executive remuneration all in need of significant change. The...