Paul Lee

Governing through the lens of fairness

Paul Lee argues that businesses need to be governed using a lens of fairness in order to be fully effective in building long-term prosperity beyond the current dreadful, but temporary, circumstances.

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Diana Wu David

Five trends for boards to watch

As the world turns to the next decade, what rising conversations will matter to the board community? Diana Wu David considers a few wide-ranging trends and key questions to consider around the board table.

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Murray Steele

How can non-execs be more effective?

Good governance requires non-execs to challenge the thinking of the board, particularly executive directors, Murray Steele looks at how they can do this effectively.

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Robert King

Sustainability

Robert King considers a major global survey which finds that businesses are struggling to turn sustainability ambitions into action.

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John Lawrence

Governance in Latin America

‘However, closer study of the firms listed on the BVL suggests that as firms internationalise either for finance or to access markets, good governance is becoming integrated into the business model so that regional firms operating in Peru or large so-called trans-latinas have significantly better compliance.’

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Aniel Mahabier

SRD II

Aniel Mahabier considers the ramifications of the extensive disclosure obligations required as part of the second iteration of the Shareholder Rights Directive and argues that knowledge is key to ensuring accountability.

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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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