Employees walking through the city

29 April, 2021

FTSE 100 rejects idea of employee director to boost worker engagement

Not so long ago the idea of workers on boards was a hot topic; former prime minister Theresa May even made it part of her forlorn efforts to make society more equitable. It seems big companies don’t...
CEO activism

22 June, 2020

CEO activism: should leaders speak up about social causes?

We live in a world where the ability to change minds, generate sales and start a movement can all hinge on a tweet or post by an “influencer” with a high number of followers. But now, those “inf...
UK Corporate Governance Code

17 July, 2018

Investor urges boards to embrace worker representation set out by new code

Stronger representation of the workforce on the UK’s major company boards is one of the key highlights of the reconstituted Corporate Governance Code, according to commentators. The code sets out...
boardroom, chairman, chair

7 March, 2018

Investors: revised code ‘too narrowly’ focused on workforce engagement

Proposed revisions to the UK's corporate governance code focus too narrowly on workforce engagement, according to a major body representing investors. The Investment Association, which represents i...