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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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 ...