Larry Fink

Investor guidance on corporate interactions

‘Constructive dialogue between investors and companies helps business leaders be the best they can be. Understanding investor views and concerns helps boards and management make better informed decisions. They are still free to make an apparently contrary decision when they believe that the outcome would best serve the interests of the company. And, more often than not, clearly articulated investors’ views and questions will influence company leaders’ thinking, particularly if they reflect a growing consensus.’

Professor Andrew Kakabadse et al

EQ in the boardroom

‘The key findings of this study illustrate how high-performing company secretaries ultimately help build trust, which results in good governance. Many company secretaries acknowledge that their individual discretion, freedom of choice, personal morals and ethics are important in positively impacting corporate judgement.’