boardroom

2 November, 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 August, 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 August, 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 August, 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 June, 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 March, 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