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...
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” ...

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
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
slice of the pie

21 November, 2019

Companies need to grow the pie, not worry about how to split it

Business has lost the public’s trust. CEO pay and profits are soaring, wh...
London Stock Exchange, LSE

11 October, 2018

Balancing act: stock exchanges and dual-class shares

Stock exchanges form a critical component of the global financial market ecosystem, serving as gatekeepers linking companies to investors and as ...
John Lewis Partnership, employee ownership

28 September, 2018

Employee ownership: a help or hindrance to UK business?

CBI director-general Carolyn Fairbairn describes Labour’s business plan as displaying a “wilful misunderstanding of business”, and would “hobble UK ambitions to compete on a global stage”. ...
fraud, tax fraud, VAT fraud

15 January, 2018

Reported fraud in the UK soars to more than £2bn

The total value of fraud in the UK has risen by 538% to £2.11bn in the past 15 years, and was up by 6.5% in 2017 from £1.99bn in 2016, new research shows. The study by accountancy firm BDO LLP, ...
sustainability, sustainable business, responsible business

1 November, 2017

Sense in sustainability: the changing focus for boards

Sustainability has become more than a trendy buzzword in business in the past few years as an increasing number of companies are putting it at the centre of their strategies.
stakeholders, stakeholder engagement

13 January, 2017

Project launches to improve boardroom understanding of stakeholders

Company secretaries are to work with investors to improve the involvement of employees and stakeholders in the decision-making of company boards. ICSA and the Investment Association are to work on ...