Dollars on financial/audit report

26 June, 2020

Top US CEO pay falls 53% as pandemic and investor pressure continues

Chief executives among the top 50 US firms have been shouldering some of the financial pain of the pandemic with large cuts to their pay. A report from governance data provider GC Analytics shows t...
Employees talking outside offices

24 June, 2020

Importance of culture ‘ignored by most corporate governance codes’

While companies grapple with the impact Covid-19 on business, research reveals that the importance of company culture has mostly been ignored by corporate governance codes around the world. Academi...
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...
people wearing face masks against Covid-19

1 June, 2020

Covid-19 pandemic ‘has accelerated shift to stakeholderism’

There have been many claims that stakeholder capitalism is the future for business, particularly since the beginning of the Covid-19 crisis. But one group says it now has evidence that stakeholder ...
BlackRock building

18 May, 2020

Business Roundtable members ‘should become benefit corporations’

Academics have called on member of the Business Roundtable—whose luminaries include Jeff Bezos of Amazon and Larry Fink of BlackRock—adopt the legal status of benefit corporations to ensure their ...
head bookcase

14 May, 2020

Balancing the books: the challenges of chairing a library charity

I have been chair of the board for the past 18 months at Libraries Unlimited, which is a charity representing more than 50 libraries across Devon. During this time I have found myself navigating five ...
social gap caused by inequality

27 April, 2020

Social factors ‘now key to good corporate governance’ says ICGN

The Covid-19 pandemic has revealed social failings and inequalities that has prompted the elevation of “social factors” to a new level of importance in corporate governance, according to a group r...
boardroom

5 March, 2020

Section 172 reporting is an opportunity to increase transparency

For well-run companies, the new requirement to report on how their boards have discharged their duty under Section 172 (S172) of the Companies Act to "have regard to" the interests of employees, custo...
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...
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...