Larry Fink, BlackRock

23 May, 2018

Asset managers devise questions for “purpose-led” companies

A group of ten asset managers have formulated questions for boards to assess whether their businesses are “genuinely purpose-led”. Investors with assets worth $8trn, including BlackRock, Legal ...
culture, corporate culture

26 February, 2018

Corporate culture: concept into focused action

Culture is one of the biggest business buzzwords of our time. A decade since the 2008 financial crisis discredited “shareholder value” as a sole justification of business action, cor...
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...
Larry Fink, BlackRock

17 January, 2018

Larry Fink: companies must make a ‘positive contribution’ to society

Larry Fink, chief executive of BlackRock, the world's biggest asset manager, has said companies must make a "positive contribution to society" and benefit all of their stakeholders. The views come ...
corporate governance sign

8 September, 2017

Recommendations to rethink UK corporate governance

Over the past year there has been a renewed interest in modernising corporate governance among practitioners and policymakers. Last week, the UK government published its long-awaited
sustainability, environment, ESG, ethics, inclusive capitalism

21 August, 2017

Inclusive capitalism and total stakeholder value: the ideal marriage

True, “God did not create the corporation,” according to Lady Lynn Forester de Rothschild, chairman of the Coalition for Inclusive Capitalism, in
purposeful business, business executives

22 June, 2017

Research captures shift in purpose for global business

Just 15% of global board directors say their company's purpose is to maximise shareholder value, according to a survey from EY. The research, which polled 1,400 business leaders from around the wor...