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Monthly Archives: June 2016

The ‘M’ word: No, not materiality

While debate has often swirled around ‘stakeholder versus shareholder’ or ‘materiality versus decision-useful’ terminology, few have been brave enough to use the M word – mandatory. But, for good reason, that is clearly where we are headed and 2016 will likely be an interesting if bumpy ride for companies, investors, regulators, stock exchanges and sustainability experts as the dust settles around core questions for such disclosure requirements.

Women on French boards: An evolution

Observations from a seven-year study of more than 900 women on boards of 403 Euronext Paris companies.

The power of positive deviance in compliance

This article is about positive incentives to NOT pay bribes and to NOT submit to extortion; it is about finding a purpose; and it is about finding answers hidden in plain sight, explains Bruce Horowitz - Paz Horowitz

Closing the pay gap: Silicon Valley’s gender problem

It is clear that if companies are to benefit from more women in leadership roles, they need to incent them the same as their male counterparts, writes Natasha Lamb, Director of Equity Research and Shareholder Engagement and a portfolio manager, Arjuna Capital

IoT and the boardroom

Analyst group Gartner predicts that 6.4 billion Internet of Things (IoT) devices – computer devices that are sensor-equipped and designed to collect and transmit data via the Internet – will be in use in 2016, while Cisco predicts that the total number of IoT devices will rise to more than 50 billion by 2020, writes Stephanie Snyder Tomlinson, National Cyber Sales Leader at Aon Risk Solutions

Effective board contributions in social enterprises

his brief commentary suggests that board effectiveness is largely dependent on the expertise of board members and what they do when together in the boardroom appears to be significant.

US compensation trends in 2016

Shareholders have shown strong support for compensation programmes at US companies. Now, for decisions to be made in 2016 that will impact 2017 executive compensation, we believe ensuring and reinforcing pay for performance alignment will need ample time on compensation committee agendas, writes Patrick Haggerty, Partner at Pay Governance

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