A group of directors in a boardroom

2 December, 2020

Shareholder pressure gets women directors on US boards

Much research has argued the business case for gender diversity on boards. But it is pressure applied by big shareholders that seems to have progressed the cause of women in US boardrooms. New rese...
Uber sign on the New York Stock Exchange

16 September, 2020

Vanguard takes big names to task over pay and climate policies

The world’s second largest asset manager has, for the first time, gone public on the companies it is engaging with and the issues at the top of its agenda. In an
exxonmobil, climate change

12 December, 2017

Exxon bows to shareholder demands and agrees climate change report

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China flag, Chinese governance

8 September, 2017

China’s Communist Party occupies central governance role

The Communist Party in China has been disclosed as being at the core of governance in more than 30 state-owned companies registered on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, rather than the Chinese state, acco...
Wall Street, activist investors

31 March, 2017

ISS cuts support for activist investors

Proxy adviser ISS has reduced its support for activist investors by almost half since the beginning of the year, according to research.