Jamie Dimon

7 August, 2020

Stakeholderism: Study finds evidence in short supply

Have companies become more focused on stakeholders and toned down their attention to the interests of shareholders? Many argue there has been a shift but Harvard academics say they have evidence that ...
Review of Non-Financial Reporting Directive

4 August, 2020

Companies should embrace Europe’s roadmap to stakeholder capitalism

It is now de rigueur for for any company seeking to respond to the urgency of climate change and the imperative of responsible business conduct to pledge to "serve their stakeholders". The...
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...

27 July, 2020

A blueprint for business to transition to a nature-positive future

The average person today is 4.4 times richer and lives 25 years longer than in 1950. The Great Acceleration, however, has been brought to a screeching halt by the Covid-19 pandemic. It is clear ...
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
Socrates wearing a business suit

3 July, 2020

What’s a company for? An answer from Ancient Greece

The now venerable management scholar Charles Handy asked “What’s a Business For?” in an article published in Harvard Business Review in 2002. Charles Handy has often been ahead of the t...
network of pins and string

2 July, 2020

The PEP framework: how business can harness the power of purpose

The needs of stakeholders in a corporate ecosystem are changing. New generations of employees who will soon make up the majority of the workforce are demanding more than just safe and fairly compensat...
boardroom, board executives

1 July, 2020

Governance centre aims to rebuild ‘professional legitimacy’ of directors

While the Covid-19 pandemic may not have been caused by a corporate governance failing, it has certainly shone a light on areas that need reform. This week the UK’s Institute of Directors launche...
IoD corporate governance centre, London

29 June, 2020

Institute of Directors launches new corporate governance centre

The UK will this week become home to a new centre studying corporate governance, aimed in part at resolving issues thrown up by the Covid-19 pandemic. Established by the Institute of Directors, tho...
Statue of liberty with mask against Covid-19

9 June, 2020

US public backs shift to stakeholder capitalism amid Covid-19

Capitalism is at a crossroads in the US, with almost nine out of ten people wanting large corporates to concentrate on serving their workers, customers, communities and the environment, according to n...