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


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

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Patrick Dunne

What’s the point of the board?

In an article extracted from Patrick Dunne’s latest book, Boards: A Practical Perspective, he looks at the purpose of a board across a range of sectors.

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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


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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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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