EU flag

3 August, 2020

EU urges firms to focus on long-term strategy over short-term goals

If there is one theme that characterises debate about corporate governance over the past decade it is the conflict between short-term and long-term strategy and decision-making. The European Commis...
boardroom executives, boardroom conflict, board members

31 January, 2020

Investor focus on results and remuneration ‘creating friction’ with boards

Executive pay and and short-term results are dominating conversations between investors and company boards, instead of discussions focused on long-term strategic issues, according to the head of an in...
Wall Street, New York Stock Exchange, US corporate governance

9 January, 2020

Five myths and five realities about the role of shareholders

In August, the Business Roundtable, led by JP Morgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon, issued a well-meaning but ultimately confusing statement about
Short-termism, long-termism

18 October, 2018

How the revised shareholder directive will help overcome short-termism

On 9 June 2017, the EU directive 2017/282 on long-term shareholder engag...
Theresa May, prime minister

8 December, 2017

UK’s draft new governance code has a social mission

There were no big condemnations, no one cried foul; the release of the F...
Cape Town, South Africa, King IV, corporate governance

3 November, 2017

South Africa needs a stepped-up approach to governance

South Africa’s economy continues to struggle and faces significant headwinds in the immediate future. Against this backdrop, a stepped-up approach to good gover...
people together, corporate culture, trust, responsible business

29 August, 2017

Directors must do more to restore public trust

As directors we are the most important players in how business is conducted, and we are role models for the cultures that we support in our compa...
sustainable investment, EU, ESG, sustainable finance, sustainable economy

20 July, 2017

Sustainable Finance report: implications for investors and directors

Potential avenues for reform of the financial system towards a low-carbon, resource-efficient and sustainable economy have been mapped out in an
general election, politics, political parties UK

8 May, 2017

Corporate governance becomes an election campaign issue

Corporate governance has entered the UK general election debate after the Labour Party said that it was a target for reform. Rebecca Long-Bailey, the Labour Party's shadow business secretary, is ...

16 January, 2017

Davos: Debunking the myth of shareholder primacy

The annual Davos meeting kicks off with more than 2,500 members of the global elite discussing the world’s biggest challenges. This year’s theme is “...