Gerry Brown

Shareholder ‘activism’

‘Yet, when we look beyond these snappy headlines, we find not only has the concept of shareholder activism been hi-jacked by a small cadre of extremely wealthy private equity investors with large shareholdings to leverage but, more worryingly, the idea of increased board accountability is often just a polite synonym to describe rampant often wild shorttermism in investment decision making.’

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Richard Smerdon

The governance of sustainability

Richard Smerdon puts forward a proposal for a new reporting regime and framework to encourage the
boards of UK plc to engage with the issue of climate change sooner rather than later.

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Richard Smerdon

Corporate governance – a radical rethink

Richard Smerdon puts the case for a complete rethink about corporate governance and dismantling the current UK regime.

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Alison Gill

70% of FTSE 350 Chairs under pressure to step down

‘The purpose of a good Chair isn’t to lead thinking for the board, but rather to be an independent facilitator. Someone capable of encouraging people to think around topics and seek knowledge and data to make good decisions, instead of relying on existing beliefs.’

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Margaret-Ann Splawn

Climate governance considerations for boards

Margaret-Ann Splawn looks at both the challenges and the opportunities that climate change presents to businesses and how boards should address them.

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Neil Hare-Brown

Cyber Risk

Neil Hare-Brown considers how boards should tackle cyber crime and suggests seven key strategies forming the foundations for effective cyber risk management

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Daniele Vitale

European 2019 AGM Season

Daniele Vitale looks at key considerations for the forthcoming AGM season across Europe.

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Alison Gill & Gay Haskins

Kindess in Leadership

Gay Haskins and Alison Gill cite a range of organisational examples, to suggest that kindness should be more to the fore in governance and in the boardroom …

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Dr Florian Schilling

CG- Science, Craft or art?

For over 20 years now a debate has been going on about what good corporate governance is.
Dr Florian Schilling argues that depending on whether it is seen as a science, a craft or an art, very different conclusions can be drawn.

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Michael Henson and John Dawson 

Modernising the UK AGM

Michael Henson and John Dawson look at the way that AGMs are run currently and make some suggestions for modernising the process to empower both the company and the investors.

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