21 March, 2018

Asset owners should ‘enforce’ ongoing investor engagement

Engagement by investors should not be reserved for "intensive care" cases but involve ongoing regular dialogue with companies, and should be enforced by asset owners, according to a respected academic...
Greg Clark, business secretary, governance reform

20 March, 2018

UK directors and shareholders face tougher post-insolvency regulation

Punishing the bad behaviour of directors and recouping creditor funds during corporate insolvencies is the target for the UK government. A consultation by the Department for Business, Energy & ...
Stewardship, investment, institutional investors

14 March, 2018

The promises and limitations of institutional investors

In January 2018, Jeff Fairburn, CEO of FTSE 100 housebuilder Persimmon, was awarded a
Larry Fink, BlackRock

17 January, 2018

Larry Fink: companies must make a ‘positive contribution’ to society

Larry Fink, chief executive of BlackRock, the world's biggest asset manager, has said companies must make a "positive contribution to society" and benefit all of their stakeholders. The views come ...
Japan, GPIF, ESG, investment, Tokyo stock exchange

14 July, 2017

World’s largest pension fund GPIF to allocate more to ESG

The Government Pension Invest Fund of Japan (GPIF), the world's largest pension fund, is set to significantly increase its ESG holdings. The fund currently has 3% of its $1.3trn in assets allocated...
Far East, Hong Kong, Asia

21 March, 2017

Legal and regulatory roundup: Asia

Hong Kong beefs up anti-money laundering and corporate disclosure laws Hong Kong’s government is in the process of improving its anti-money laundering and corporate disclosure laws in a mo...

25 January, 2017

The overstretched non-exec and balancing a portfolio

Non-executive directors who hold too many board positions are offering little more than "status-value" to the businesses they are supposed to serve, guide and support. Our latest research has found...
diversity

23 August, 2015

The trust gap and diversity

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