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
ESG strategy icons over green cityscape

21 June, 2021

US firms ask SEC to introduce global standards on climate reporting

While there may be doubts in some quarters about the mandatory introduction of climate risk reporting for US companies, many submissions to a consultation have focused on two objectives: introducing t...
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 ...
Portrait of George Floyd at BLM protest

26 May, 2021

S&P 500 appoints nearly 200% more black board directors in past year

A year on from the racial justice protests sparked by the murder of George Floyd, companies in the US have responded by boosting the appointment of black directors to S&P 500 boards. Research f...
Victoria's Secret bag

24 May, 2021

L Brands appoints new CFOs at Victoria’s Secret and Bath & Body Works

L Brands has announced new chief financial officers for its Bath & Body Works and Victoria’s Secret businesses. Wendy Arlin is ...
US flag flying on Wall Street

5 May, 2021

US boards ‘should develop transparent policies on political issues’

US politics and business have a long history together. But boards are now under pressure to revise their policies for donating to politicians. Leading investor adviser Nell Minow, vice chair of ValueE...
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9 April, 2021

Controversy as US moves towards mandatory ESG disclosures

The US is set to enter a full blown debate over environmental, social and governance (ESG) disclosures. Last month the Securities and Exchange Commission’s acting chair Allison Herren Lee signalled ...
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23 February, 2021

Adriane M. Brown joins the board of American Airlines

American Airlines has elected Adriane M. Brown to its board of directors. Brown will also serve on the company’s audit and corporat...
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12 January, 2021

Local CEOs ‘spend more on CSR in their communities’

There is much discussion of why some chief executives do corporate social responsibility (CSR) well and others poorly. New research suggests one big factor may be whether corporate leaders are operati...
CEOs standing on equal pay piles

25 November, 2020

Decrease in CEO pay variation blamed on ‘reciprocal benchmarking’

Attention around executive remuneration is usually focused on rocketing pay deals. Now researchers have unearthed a new phenomenon in the US: a dramatic fall in variation. Academics from the Nether...