Coloured lines unite to form red arrow

23 October, 2020

Business leaders want incentives to spur switch to ‘purposeful’ companies

Enthusiasm for companies becoming “purposeful” organisations has grown considerably in recent years—and even more so during the pandemic. New research reveals that businesses believe they should...
Corporate reports on a boardroom table

9 October, 2020

FRC proposes ‘public interest report’ to highlight stakeholder issues

With all the talk of stakeholder interests in business it was only a matter of time before corporate reporting began to catch up. And so it has. This week sees the UK reporting watchdog issue proposal...
Joe Biden

21 August, 2020

Governance week: stakeholderism, US election, IoD departure, ESG blow

This week saw the Business Roundtable (BRT), a club for the largest corporations, mark one year since
executive pay

16 April, 2020

Asset managers urge restraint on executive pay during pandemic

The Covid-19 pandemic has placed executive pay back on the agenda of asset managers and they in turn are issuing fresh warnings to boards. This week saw two investment managers make a point of highlig...
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

28 August, 2019

Debate over ‘shareholder’ or ‘stakeholder’ primacy goes global

It takes a Nobel prize-winning economist to make the obvious comment. Writing on the US Business Roundtable’s decision to switch from backing “shareholder” primacy to a “stakeholder” model a...