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Generated 6 days ago

New blog articles detected

  • Snap go the votes!

    News of Snap Inc’s pending IPO arrived too late for our usual weekly round-up, but no matter, now that the full implications of the disappearing photo-apps disappearing votes have started to... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • London Stock Exchange Group publishes ESG guidance

    The London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) has issued guidance, through its Global Sustainable Investment Centre, setting out recommendations for good practice in Environmental, Social and Governance... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • Say on Pay: what have the Victorians ever done for us?

    In the run up to the introduction of the UK’s remuneration regulations in 2012, the headlines and much of the political commentary suggested that shareholders were in need of extra powers to... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • Thomas Cook: joined up voting on pay

    Travel company, Thomas Cook received a warning on pay this week at its AGM when the voting results showed that some investors at starting to take a joined up approach to remuneration-related... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • US SEC: Comments sought on pay ratio disclosure rule

    The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is seeking comments from companies are encountering as they look to comply with the CEO Pay Ratio disclosure rule which took effect for financial years... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • UK Church Investors Group warn on CEO pay

    The Church Investors Group (CIG) has written to all FTSE 350 company secretaries outlining its revised voting policy for 2017 which includes a tough stance on executive pay. The CIG brings together... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Generated 1 week ago

New blog articles detected

  • President Trump begins rollback of Dodd-Frank

    President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Friday (3rd February) seeking a review of the 2010 Dodd-Frank financial regulatory framework. At the same time President Trump has rescinded the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • USA: Investor Stewardship Group launches Codes

    The US has moved a step closer to a national stewardship and governance code with the launch of the Investor Stewardship Group. The signatories and supporters of the $17 trillion group are now urging... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • OECD surveys corporate governance in Asia

    A new survey from the OECD highlights the development of corporate governance across 14 countries in Asia. While each of the countries have their own characteristics the study shows how international... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • Better governance: are board expectations realistic?

    A significant proportion of corporate governance practitioners are unsure whether the UK’s system of corporate governance is fit for purpose. According to a poll published last week [01-Feb-17] by... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Generated 2 weeks ago

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  • Philippines adopts revised Corporate Governance Code

    A revised corporate governance code came into effect on 1st January 2017 in the Philippines. The code has been developed by the IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, and the Philippine Securities... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • Sports Direct’s independent shareholders remain unconvinced

    A majority of Sports Direct independent shareholders remain sceptical of governance improvements at the troubled retailer and last week voted against the re-election of its chairman, Keith Hellawell.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • CFA UK-backed study reveals continuing rising CEO pay

    Research commissioned by CFA UK has examined the alignment of chief executive (CEO) pay and company value creation between 2003-2014/15 and found that total pay for the median CEO increased by 82% in... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • OECD Consults on Guidance to Support Firms Implement its Guidelines for MNEs

    The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) is consulting on general Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Business Conduct and supplemental advice to provide practical support... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • Dimon takes chair of governance hawks, BRT

    As US Republicans accelerate their plans to dismantle much of the Dodd Frank regulatory framework, Jamie Dimon, chairman and chief executive (CEO) of JPMorgan Chase, has been appointed as the next... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • Gender pay gap reporting regulations go ahead in UK

    Gender pay gap reporting will go ahead in the UK after the government published its final pay gap reporting regulations and its response to the consultation on the requirements. The government said... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • Financial Stability Board taskforce consults on climate-related disclosures

    The Financial Stability Board’s Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures has published a consultation for its recommendations on voluntary, climate-related disclosures to be included... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • IOSCO pushes on international accounting standards and benchmarks

    The International Organization  of Securities Commissions (IOSCO), which represents global financial regulators, has published a statement on implementation of new accounting standards related to... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • CFA-UK calls for better company reports

    New research from the CFA-UK, the membership association of financial analysts, highlights aspects of financial reporting in annual reports which investors feel need to be improved. CFA-UK members... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • UK’s FRC targets thematic reviews to improve reporting and audit

    The UK’s Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has announced that in 2017 it will carry out a number of targeted thematic reviews of company reporting and audit on issues it knows to be of... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • Warsaw Stock Exchange GPW publishes 10th Respect Index

    The Warsaw Stock Exchange (GPW) has published the names of the companies which make up its tenth Respect Index. The socially responsible index has a record 25 members –  including four new... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • UK’s industrial strategy: low-carbon economy

    The UK government has published a green paper outlining its proposed industrial strategy which includes a commitment to developing clean energy and a move to a low-carbon economy. The consultation... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • Engagement fail: Imperial Brands pay policy stubbed out

    Despite attempts at investor engagement, tobacco firm Imperial Brands has withdrawn the resolution amending its policy at its AGM next week (1st February). The company said that that the decision... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • Stewardship Code & Governance updates: India, Nigeria

    The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) has published a draft stewardship code for insurers in their role as institutional investors managing funds on behalf of... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • BT accounting fraud: new controls and clawbacks expected

    Communications company BT has admitted improper accounting practices at its Italian subsidiary which resulted in overstated earnings over several years. BT is now conducting a broader review of... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • Japan: sustainability reporting needs improvement

    JPIF has high hopes of sustainability reporting The Japanese Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF) recenlty tweeted about the “excellent” integrated reporting of some of the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • WEF Davos: UN SDGs can improve global business behaviour

    Companies should adapt their business models to be at the service of the UN’s sustainable development goals (UN SDGs) according to Paul Polman, chief executive of Unilever speaking at the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • Tougher investor stance on executive pay signalled for 2017

    The UK’s Pension’s and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) has advised its pension fund members to act more strongly on executive pay. It is advising funds oppose the re-election of the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • Boards, investors explore better stakeholder relations

    A project to help boards understand and factor in the views of their employees and other stakeholders led by the  ICSA: The Governance Institute and the Investment Association, has been welcomed by... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • US firms and investors call on Trump to tackle climate change

    A coalition of 530 US companies and 100 institutional investors have called on President-elect Donald Trump and politicians in Congress to embrace a low carbon economy and tackle climate change ahead... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • Labour’s Jeremy Corbyn speaks out on executive pay

    Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the UK’s opposition Labour Party has outlined his party’s agenda for governance reform focusing on CEO pay ratios. In a speech in Peterborough last week (10th... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • Tax transparency: EU proposals face dilution threat

    Tax transparency campaigners are looking to the European Parliament to continue to have a strong stance on public tax disclosure after EU member states agreed in December on a position that weakened... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • UK companies need to do more to improve public trust says FRC

    The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has said it is ready to make further changes to the UK’s corporate governance code to reflect concerns about the role of companies within society and to... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • IIGCC appoints Peter Damgaard Jensen as chairman

    Peter Damgaard Jensen, chief executive of the large Danish pension fund manager PKA has become chairman of the Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGCC). Jensen took over from Donald... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • US updates ESG & voting guidance for ERISA funds

    US regulators have responded to concerns that employee pension plans have not been exercising their shareholder rights by issuing updated guidance on proxy voting for 2017. The Department of Labor’s... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 4 months ago

New blog articles detected

  • US Council of Institutional Investors speaks out against regressive “Choice” Act

    The US Council of Institutional of Investors (CII) has written to the House of Representatives’ Financial Services Committee objecting to a number of proposals in its Financial CHOICE Act... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • UK’s public pension funds boosted by new ESG investment guidance

    Responsible investment advocates have welcomed the government’s Local Government Pension Scheme guidance which provides a less prescriptive framework for investing as part of the requirement... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • Sports Direct governance changes – too little or too early to tell?

    Retailer Sports Direct chief executive Dave Forsey has resigned to be replaced by Mike Ashley, founder of the company, its major shareholder and previously executive deputy chairman. No reason for... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • GSK announces new CEO to replace Witty

    Alas, it seems we are still some years away from simply announcing the appointment of a new CEO rather than focussing on their gender – or in the case of some newspapers, their domestic... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • Global board diversity: traditional thinking holding back progress

    While there has been more debate about achieving more diversity on company boards, the Global Board of Directors survey 2016 has found that despite the intense investor and media scrutiny –... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 5 months ago

New blog articles detected

  • UK MPs launch corporate governance inquiry

    The House of Commons’ Business, Innovation, and Skills (BIS) Committee has launched an inquiry on corporate governance, focussing on executive pay, directors duties, and the composition of... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • Company boards should examine bonus pay structures CIMA suggests

    The UK has the second-least meritocratic bonus system in the world, according to a global poll of 6,500 financial decision makers carried out by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • TUC criticises UK pay gap

    The TUC has claimed that it took the the UK’s highest paid chief executive (CEO), Martin Sorrell, less than 45 minutes to earn what an average UK worker earns over an entire year, following its... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • Sports Direct takes action to respond to criticisms of working practices and corporate governance

    Major institutional investors were among those criticising retailer Sports Direct at its AGM this week and showed their disquiet about the company through their votes. The majority of independent... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • UK government to consult on PM’s corporate governance pledges

    Prime Minister Theresa May, speaking at the end of her first G20 summit held in Hangzhou, China, pledged to bring forward a consultation paper this autumn suggesting reforms to corporate governance... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • ShareAction calls for institutional investors to do more to address UK poverty

    Institutional investors must do more to reduce in-work poverty and improve the quality of work in the UK’s private sector, according to a report published by ShareAction. The report evaluates the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • PRI launches guide for institutional investors to integrate ESG strategies

    The United Nations-led PRI (Principles for Responsible Investment) has published a guide which it said is the most comprehensive description to date of what ESG (environmental, social and governance)... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • Institute of Directors ranks FTSE100 companies on their corporate governance performance

    British American Tobacco has topped a ranking by the UK’s Institute of Directors (IoD) of FTSE100 companies by their corporate governance performance. The other companies in the top five are... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 6 months ago

New blog posts detected

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