businessmen, handshake

10 October, 2018

How strong investor relationships stem from enhanced dialogue

The recently updated UK Corporate Governance Code and imminent consultation on the UK Stewardship Code has kept scrutiny on the relationship between corporates bo...
boardroom success, board skills

9 October, 2018

Harnessing conflict for boardroom success

Having reviewed the operations of thousands of organisations in more than 34 countries, our ongoing research indicates that organisational stewardship of boards has dropped to staggering...
Dr Hans-Christoph Hirt

4 October, 2018

Stewardship vanguard: Hans-Christoph Hirt, Hermes EOS

Asked to assess how companies are performing against his stewardship priorities for 2018, Dr Hans-Christoph Hirt notes the progress of key issues...
City of London, audit

10 August, 2018

ICGN reveals stewardship awards nominees

The International Corporate Governance Network has revealed the nominees for the 2018 stewards...
Dutch Parliament, The Hague, Netherlands

4 July, 2018

Institutional investors’ group publishes Dutch stewardship code

An association of pension funds, insurers and asset managers have developed the Netherlands’ first stewardship code, emphasising the role shareholders can play in creating long-term value creation i...
insolvency

25 May, 2018

Measures to protect stakeholders in insolvent firms proposed

Measures to reduce the risk of major company failure through poor governance or stewardship, and to strengthen the responsibilities of directors of firms in or approaching insolvency, have been propos...

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 ...