World Economic Forum, Davos

22 January, 2020

Why stakeholder capitalism is dominating the global business agenda

Like it or not the debate about “stakeholder capitalism” is coming to dominate discussion of big business around the world. Further evidence comes at this year’s
people, crowd, workers, employees

20 January, 2020

Workforce disclosures ‘are not providing the data investors want’

UK companies are failing to provide investors with adequate information about their employees, despite demands from regulation and corporate governance that workforce disclosures should be a central p...
Nowegian flag, Norway human rights

6 December, 2019

Norway pushes for mandatory human rights due diligence

Norway has become the latest country to push for mandatory human rights due diligence, with large companies having to check their supply chains and face new reporting obligations on their actions to p...
Shareholder meeting

11 November, 2019

Shareholder activism might sound good, but it won’t change much

In the wake of systemic corporate misconduct scandals such as those brought to light in the Australian
empty boardroom chairs

6 November, 2019

Boards gear up for section 172 disclosures

This is the year of corporate reporting. Its importance was underlined last week when the UK’s company reporting watchdog, the Financial Reporting Council (FRC), wrote to the chairs of audit committ...
remuneration, remco, pay, CEO pay, employee pay

19 August, 2019

FTSE 100 CEO pay falls as investors retain focus on remuneration policy

Median chief executive pay has fallen in the FTSE 100, according to new figures. Research from Deloitte claims median pay dropped from £4m to £3.4m in 2018, while the number of companies facing l...
Hong Kong

14 August, 2019

Controversy in Hong Kong over mandatory ESG reporting

While protests over Hong Kong’s political future make headlines around the world, there is another much quieter battle going on behind the scenes over the future of the territory’s corporate gover...
sustainable funds, sustainability, growth

12 August, 2019

Sustainable funds prosper as strategic shift gathers pace

The evidence that fund managers across Europe have switched their attention to the sustainability of their stock picks grew this week, this time with research revealing proof of the strategic shift—...
Greek flag, Athens, Greece

19 June, 2019

Greece tops list of most complex international jurisdictions

Greece tops the list of the most difficult countries in which to do business, according to new research into business complexity, with some of the world’s biggest economies—Brazil, Germany and Chi...
city, eye, data, breach, cybersecurity, big brother

3 May, 2019

The outlook for governance in 2019

This could be a significant year in the development of governance. Among the big topics in 2019, boards need to get to grips with cybersecurity, manage the changing nature of engagement and come to te...