Paul Polman

30 Nov, 2018

Board moves: Unilever and Rathbone Brothers

Unilever The failure to move Unilever’s HQ to Rotterdam is the final chapter for chief executive Paul Polman's time at the Anglo-Dutch business. The multi-product manufacturer has annou...
Unilever

15 Jun, 2018

Unilever likely to part company with FTSE 100 index

Unilever is unlikely to remain part of the FTSE 100 once it simplifies its dual structure to a single headquarters in the Netherlands, disappointing investors with portfolios linked to the London Inde...
Unilever

15 Mar, 2018

Unilever opts for single Netherlands HQ and ‘one share one vote’

Unilever has announced a move to strengthen corporate governance with a shift to a "one share one vote" principle, as part of part of a restructuring that will see the global consumer goods company sh...
boardroom

2 Nov, 2017

Work to be done on ethnic diversity of banking and finance

The talent pipeline in FTSE100 financial institutions is at its most ethnically diverse in four years, according to a survey. Consultancy Green Park found that the ranks of leaders just below the t...
Diversity, ethnic minority pipeline

17 Aug, 2017

Ethnic minority pipeline to FTSE100 boards rises; existing number falls

The pipeline for people from ethnic minorities to make it onto FTSE100 boards has improved for the first time in four years, according to executive consultancy Green Park, which has conducted a study ...
Unilever

10 Aug, 2017

Unilever looks to improve governance with €450m preference share buyback

Unilever has launched a €450m (£407m) deal to buy back preference shares, a move it believes will improve its capital structure and corporate governance. The vast majority of the preference shar...
Unilever, cleaning products, household goods, consumer goods

8 Aug, 2017

Unilever’s takeover rejection becomes a turning point

“Don’t talk, but clean.” Unilever chief executive Paul Polman likes to quote this apparently well-known Dutch proverb to explain how his company headed off an opportunistic $143bn ...
boardroom, governance

30 Jun, 2017

Boards ‘weighed down’ by governance reform, report warns

Future reforms to governance could “compound” the problem that UK company boards are bogged down in risk mitigation and compliance monitoring, rather than supporting executives in in...
Paul Polman

20 Mar, 2017

Global investor urges Unilever to stick with ‘sustainable’ business model

A high-profile investor has written an open letter to Unilever chief executive Paul Polman, urging him to resist the temptations of "short-termism" in the wake of the