Deliveroo website in front of stock exchange board

11 May, 2021

Hill Review proposals could trigger fight to block FTSE dual-class shares

Debate over dual-class shares is unlikely to end with their introduction, says a leading academic, with the argument shifting to demand that companies who introduce such shares should be blocked from ...
Calculator on top of business report

19 April, 2021

Auditors on notice to reject ‘expectations gap’ consultation

A row over the role of auditors in detecting fraud at client companies has taken a fresh turn, with shareholders set to play a significant role in the ongoing drama. Shareholder advisory body PIRC ...
Website of Alphabet, Google's parent company

15 April, 2021

Ethical investor Trillium issues warning to Alphabet over whistleblowing

Alphabet, the parent company of Google, is under pressure to improve whistleblowing procedures in a move that heightens publicity around the ethics of artificial intelligence and the treatment of work...
Group of raised hands on green background

7 April, 2021

LGIM backs calls for ‘say on climate’ shareholder votes

Pressure for UK companies to face shareholder votes on corporate climate policies —a “say on climate”— increased this week with one of the UK’s biggest investors adding their voice to calls....
Stock market board

4 March, 2021

Dual-class shares come a step closer in the UK as Lord Hill issues review

London has moved closer to the introduction of dual-class shares. Though contentious, a new report
Board meeting in a forest

4 March, 2021

Three ways for the board to enhance its climate competency

It's no surprise that climate change impacts such as extreme weather have the potential to disrupt a corporation's supply chain, making it more challenging for them to obtain the resources and materia...
Business people under a magnifying glass

26 February, 2021

The purpose and practice of independent board evaluations

As reported by Board Agenda last month, ICSA: The Chartere...
ESG strategy icons over green cityscape

16 February, 2021

Why ESG strategy is a complex corporate challenge for boards

ESG: three simple letters that can stand for total confusion unless it is fully understood by the board. It is not about compliance per se, although some boards may choose to view it that way. It is a...
Trading screen showing share prices

4 February, 2021

Dual-class shares: “Solutions exist to mitigate the governance risk”

A special taskforce is looking at reforms to the UK's listings regime, including the launch of dual-class shares. One academic now argues that there are governance measures available that could offset...
AGMs

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...