people wearing face masks against Covid-19

20 April, 2020

Will Covid-19 accelerate the shift towards stakeholder governance?

Prior to the last financial crisis, the shareholder primacy model of corporate governance was unchallenged. Companies were run solely to the benefit of shareholders, with share price performance being...
Cogs and wheels working together

15 April, 2020

What every business can do to help during this crisis

The 2020 Edelman Trust Barome...
stakeholder accountability

23 March, 2020

Stakeholder accountability at risk from the Covid-19 crisis

It’s becoming clear that businesses responding to the Covid-19 crisis are putting their reputations on the line. As the pandemic increases in intensity and governments shut down whole countries to c...
growth, company's purpose and profit

28 February, 2020

Company purpose and profit are not mutually exclusive

The past few years have seen a vivid international debate about the purpose of companies and the purport of their directors’ duties towards various stakeholder groups, pursued against the backdrop o...
Bank of England, Andy Haldane

25 February, 2020

Bank of England economist Andy Haldane enters stakeholder debate

When a central banker talks about an issue, it has for all intents and purposes hit the mainstream. This week, the Bank of England’s chief economist Andy Haldane began to talk about the need to shif...
active investors, shareholder rights

12 February, 2020

Stakeholder debate should not be used to weaken shareholder rights

Relations between investors and boards have reached a low ebb. That was the verdict recently of Andy Griffiths, executive director of the
stakeholders, public trust in business

7 February, 2020

The stakeholder capitalism era could mean more UK governance reform

It’s almost a month since the UK general election and already the policies on corporate governance reform paraded by the main parties as part of their manifestos seem like a fading memory. But no...
boardroom

30 January, 2020

EcoDa: Stakeholder model should not turn boards into “bargaining bodies”

A body representing business directors across Europe has called for a more nuanced viewed of “stakeholder” business models saying boards should not be forced into becoming “bargaining bodies” ...
capitalism

28 January, 2020

Public loses faith in capitalism while backing ‘stakeholder’ business

More than half of British people have lost faith in capitalism to do good, while the public appears to have thrown its support behind the idea of “stakeholder” capitalism, according to research. ...

22 January, 2020

Why stakeholder capitalism is dominating the global business agenda

Like it or not the debate about “stakeholder capitalism” is coming to dominate discussion of big business around the world. Further evidence comes at this year’s