Boardroom with green chairs

22 June, 2021

To B-Corp or not to B-Corp? FRC chief says no in governance debate

Does the UK need a new corporate form to cope with the demands of climate change and sustainability? Not according to the country’s chief governance and corporate reporting regulator. Sir Jon Tho...
A light, airy boardroom with directors

4 May, 2021

Business bodies speak out against proposed EU stakeholder law

Boards in Europe should not face a legal duty to consider all stakeholders when making decisions, according to a letter from a leading group of business bodies. Led by EuropeanIssuers, a body repre...
Sign outside Old Trafford

23 April, 2021

Super League debacle gives ‘fresh impetus’ to campaign for company law reform

A collective sigh of relief was released from football fans this week as six high-profile English clubs withdrew from plans to launch a new European Super League. The plan, involving 12 clubs in total...
notebook on boardroom table

15 April, 2021

Campaign urges reform of section 172 to promote ‘purpose of the company’

Campaigners, among them big business names such as John Lewis and Innocent Drinks, have launched a project to reform section 172 of the Companies Act and overhaul the fiduciary duties of board directo...
Group of business people

18 January, 2021

Boards urged to reform AGMs as part of post-pandemic strategy

Boards have been called upon to improve and rejuvenate their annual general meetings after a year in which four out of five FTSE 350 companies staged their AGMs behind closed doors. A letter to com...
Law books and gavel

3 July, 2020

Companies Act duties ‘need testing in the courts’ to improve governance

New legislation will not be needed for corporate governance reform resulting from a move to a stakeholder capitalism model, says a leading academic. In an
collaboration, covid

3 April, 2020

Collaboration is key for the challenging AGM season ahead

The changing corporate landscape continues to make the AGM season an uncertain time. Investors are more courageous and more likely to vote against boards on a range of issues. This season boards ar...
boardroom

5 March, 2020

Section 172 reporting is an opportunity to increase transparency

For well-run companies, the new requirement to report on how their boards have discharged their duty under Section 172 (S172) of the Companies Act to "have regard to" the interests of employees, custo...
Empty boardroom table and 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

15 October, 2019

Think tank calls for governance reform to encourage progress on employee pay

When remuneration comes up as a governance topic its usually when the spotlight is on the hefty sums paid to those around the boardroom table. New research from a think tank seeks to change that by pl...