Internal meeting with colleagues sitting in a circle

20 July, 2021

Companies with CEOs that focus on culture ‘have higher growth rate’

Culture is considered an increasingly important issue inside organisations but research now suggests it is also a key growth factor. A survey from international search firm
Auditor signing an audit document

6 July, 2021

Audit reform consultation set to close as dissenting voices emerge

Consultation on the most sweeping proposals in recent years to confront auditors, the audit market and audit committees will close this week. The sector does not yet know what the outcome will be, ...
Piles of coins with plants in ascending order

8 June, 2021

UK and EU companies lead the US on ESG targets in pay deals

When it comes to building environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors into executive pay deals, UK and EU companies appear to be well ahead of their US counterparts. A survey reveals that a ...
Stock exchange board

16 April, 2021

Governance safeguards ‘detrimental’ to dual-class share proposals

The debate about dual-class shares for premium listings on the London Stock Exchange usually revolves around those who think they are a good idea and those who say they rob shareholders of a voice. Ne...
Climate dashboard showing world map

8 April, 2021

Climate reporting requires ‘shift in approach’ to reflect TCFD principles

Just 49 companies are undertaking the most detailed kind of climate reporting according to principles laid out by the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD). While that may not ...
City of London skyline

18 March, 2021

Audit white paper proposes new powers for regulator to sanction directors

The working landscape for boards is about to be transformed after the government published a white paper with wide-ranging proposals giving regulators new powers to investigate and sanction directors ...
Stock market board

4 March, 2021

Dual-class shares come a step closer in the UK as Lord Hill issues review

London has moved closer to the introduction of dual-class shares. Though contentious, a new report
Trading screen showing share prices

4 February, 2021

Dual-class shares: “Solutions exist to mitigate the governance risk”

A special taskforce is looking at reforms to the UK's listings regime, including the launch of dual-class shares. One academic now argues that there are governance measures available that could offset...
Stock market listings

23 November, 2020

UK to review dual-class shares as part of consultation on listings

Dual-class shares, long a point of friction in financial markets around the world, are set to become a battleground in the UK. The development comes after the chancellor Rishi Sunak included shares wi...
Puzzle pieces in a cityscape

12 November, 2020

UK seeks powers to block foreign investment on national security grounds

Just as observers expect M&A activity to spike becaus...