businesswoman, gender, diversity

21 May, 2019

Practical steps needed to boost gender diversity on US boards

Looking at the evidence, the US does not perform well when it comes to appointing women to boards. According to
proxy advisers, stock markets, share

12 November, 2018

Battle for the future of proxy advisers

Equating the current US debate over the future of proxy advisers to a civil war seems like a metaphor too far in the current febrile state of US politics. Some observers have, however, drawn the compa...
Elizabeth Warren

1 October, 2018

A new act in the performance of capitalism

It’s probable that Senator Elizabeth Warren, author of the proposed Accountable Capitalism Act, does not think of herself as a socialist. A Democrat, yes. But socialist? Unlikely. However, Warren...
Aktis, banking

27 September, 2018

New world order for global banking

    Ten years on from the collapse of Lehman Brothers, and the financial system is safer, more robust and governance has improved.
Wall Street

17 August, 2018

US chief executive pay surges 17.6%

Chief executive pay in the US has surged significantly, growing by 17.6% from 2016–17, according to figures from a think-tank. The rise takes the average CEO-to-worker pay ratio to 312 to 1, risi...
New York Stock Exchange, Wall Street

18 July, 2018

Shareholder proposals gain ‘traction’ during US proxy season

The number of shareholder proposals faced by companies in the 2018 US proxy season decreased overall, but research reveals that the average support during a vote lifted. Meanwhile, climate remains ...
executive pay, remuneration

3 July, 2018

Boardroom pay rising in the US, according to survey

Median boardroom pay in the US has risen, breaking through to $300,000 (£227,800). The news comes in a survey o...
PwC, pricewaterhousecoopers

3 July, 2018

PwC to pay $625.3m damages over collapsed US bank

PwC has been ordered by a US court to pay damages of $625.3m (£474.6m) over the audit of a collapsed bank. According to the
exxonmobil, climate change

12 December, 2017

Exxon bows to shareholder demands and agrees climate change report

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SEC, Securities and Exchange Commission

3 November, 2017

US watchdog raises hurdle for shareholder votes

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the US financial watchdog, has beefed up the guidance for shareholder proposals, potentially making it easier for companies to resist votes on social or e...