ESG

5 June, 2019

ESG catalysts: how consumers can change corporations

It is a cold December morning in Paris. A group of concerned investors is gathered in a conference room with a beautiful view. We are all there to discuss environmental, social and governance matters ...
climate change

16 April, 2019

Shareholders focus attention on diversity and climate

If you are a company chair and fail to ensure your board is diverse you can bet some significant shareholders will now vote against your reappointment. That’s the message this week from Legal and...
businessmen, handshake

10 October, 2018

How strong investor relationships stem from enhanced dialogue

The recently updated UK Corporate Governance Code and imminent consultation on the UK Stewardship Code has kept scrutiny on the relationship between corporates bo...
Blockchain

9 October, 2018

Why Blockchain is good news for governance

In our modern digital world, concepts like disruption, artificial intelligence (AI) and blockchain have gained much attention. But these developments raise questi...
Live board streaming, Board Excellence, broadcasting

21 June, 2018

Why there is a case for live video streaming of boardroom meetings

Shakespeare’s famous lines from Julius Caesar, “There is a tide in the affairs of men, which taken at the flood, leads on to fortune”, illustrates in a very prescient way the crossroads that PLC...
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 ...
European Union, EU

22 August, 2017

Amended Shareholder Rights Directive implemented

A new EU directive, which aims to encourage effective and sustainable shareholder engagement in listed companies, was given the green light this summer, after

8 March, 2017

A happy engagement: The path to good investor relations

Once, chairmen regarded an annual letter offering their availability for meetings as sufficient to discharge their engagement obligations with major investors. More is now expected—but what is best ...
UK parliament, governance reform

21 February, 2017

Government told shareholder engagement ‘does not work’

The current system of shareholder engagement "does not work" and is the answer to many of the problems affecting UK corporate governance, according to a group representing individual shareholders in t...
EU, European Union, European Commission

25 January, 2017

Shareholder Rights Directive changes agreed by EU

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