goals, sustainable development

17 Oct, 2018

Sustainable Development Goals: which comes first?

In 2015, to establish a combined global effort to tackle the world’s most pressing challenges, the United Nations set out 17 specific social and economic development goals, which natio...
human rights, modern slavery, supply chains

22 Sep, 2018

Ten mistakes boards can avoid on human rights

1. Identify and understand the risks Boards often fail to identify and understand the serious risks to human rights such as exploitative work conditions relating to pay, contracts, safety, h...
CSR, corporate social responsibility

24 Jul, 2018

Follow the rules of corporate obligation, and reap the rewards

While it might be considered that the prime responsibility of company directors and managers is to grow the company, and thereby also grow the returns to owners and investors, this is ac...
activist investors, investor activism

25 Jun, 2018

UK companies face increase in investor activism

The threat of investor activism has increased in the UK over the past year, according to a survey by Alvarez & Marsal (A&M). Its research into the shareholder behaviour of major European re...
Larry Fink, BlackRock

19 Mar, 2018

BlackRock reveals more details on its engagement priorities

BlackRock, the world's largest investor, has attempted to put flesh on the bones of its CEO's statement in January about the topics it expects to prioritise for engagement this year. In a
Magnet, shareholders, stakeholders

12 Feb, 2018

A very strategic engagement: stakeholders and long-term value

Everyone is talking about them, but who or what are they? The term “stakeholder” is a catch-all shorthand for all those who can in any way affect, or be affected by, the fortunes and...
boardroom, governance

12 December, 2017

‘Communication gap’ found between audit committee chairs and auditors

A "communication gap" between audit committee chairs and auditors over the level of materiality applied during an audit is occurring in a significant number of companies, according to a thematic revie...
boardroom, board, business meeting, stakeholder engagement

26 Sep, 2017

New guidelines launched for stakeholder engagement

A new set of guidelines designed to help boards assess the interests of stakeholders when making strategic decisions has been launched. Drafted by ICSA: The Governance Institute in partnership with...
Singapore, Singapore governance, corporate governance

14 Aug, 2017

Singapore’s governance improves, but stakeholder engagement still poor

Singaporean publicly listed firms have improved their corporate governance strategies and practices in the past few years, according to the recently released
stakeholders, stakeholder engagement

12 Apr, 2017

Directors could ‘improve’ contact with wider stakeholders

Directors could spend more time in the communities in which their companies work as part of improved stakeholder engagement, according to research. The survey, undertaken by ICSA: The Governance In...