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Monthly Archives: February 2018

The path to robust non-financial information

Key questions non-execs need to ask on their journey to assurance, explains Richard Karmel - Partner, Mazars LLP

Governance policy in Japan: Kicking the can down the road?

Companies may no longer think they can ignore corporate governance, but there is still a lackadaisical approach to implementation, explains Nicholas Benes - Nicholas proposed Japan’s Corporate Governance Code and is Representative Director of The Board Director Training Institute of Japan

Social media and shareholder activism

Activists are increasingly turning to digital and social networking platforms to get their message out during proxy campaigns, explains Steve Wolosky, Andrew Freedman and Ron S. Berenblat - Members of Olshan Frome Wolosky’s Activist & Equity Investment Group

Global audit committee issues in 2018

Risk management is one of the biggest concerns for audit committees, boards and their companies in the year ahead, explains Timothy Copnell - Chairman of KPMG’s UK Audit Committee Institute

ISO 37001: A year on

Getting certified does not guarantee an organisation’s full commitment nor any type of immunity, explains Michele La Neve - Managing Partner at Whitecotton Law International

Strengthening governance during crisis

Five reasons to prioritise corporate governance in fragile and conflict-affected markets, writes Merima Zupcevic Buzadzic - IFC’s Corporate Governance Lead for the Europe and Central Asia region

The new rise of ESG

Engagement, activism and passive investment are converging around environmental, social and governance issues, writes Abe M. Friedman - Chief Executive Officer, CamberView Partners

To speak or not to speak?

When does corporate silence fail the public? explains Professor John Coffee is the Adolf A. Berle Professor of Law at Columbia University Law School and Director of its Center on Corporate Governance

Shareholder primacy: Is this concept fit for purpose?

Organisations want an equilibrium between the legitimate interests of shareholders, stakeholders and controlling owners of companies, explains George Dallas - Policy Director at the International Corporate Governance Network

Enel: Powering its way to strong governance

Europe’s largest power utility focusses on creating value for stakeholders by raising sustainability standards, explains Fabio Bonomo - Head of Enel’s Corporate Affairs Department