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 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...
male boards

12 May, 2017

Review of UK code will focus on section 172 duties

A review of the UK's corporate governance code will focus on “enhanced delivery” of section 172 of the 2006 Companies Act, including the suggestion that directors should have regard to the interes...
stakeholders, stakeholder engagement

12 April, 2017

Directors could ‘improve’ contact with wider stakeholders

Directors could spend more time in the communities in which their companies work as part of improved stakeholder engagement, according to research. The survey, undertaken by ICSA: The Governance In...