New guidance issued about shareholder meetings under the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020

The Chartered Governance Institute has published guidance about ‘Shareholder meetings under the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020’. The guidance has been drafted by a Working Party of the City of London Law Society Company Law Committee and the Institute, with the support of GC100, the Investment Association and the Quoted Companies Alliance. The Department for Business,…

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CEO Dismissals & Appointments at the World’s Largest Companies

A SquareWell study looking at CEO dismissals and appointments at the world’s largest companies since 2019. The study, which will be updated on biannually, provides trends in succession planning and the appointment process.

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Guidance for Companies on Corporate Governance and Reporting (Including Interim Reports)

Many companies are facing unprecedented uncertainty about their immediate prospects in an environment which may challenge or disrupt their usual management and governance processes. This uncertainty is likely to decrease over time as more information becomes available about COVID-19, the length and extent of social distancing restrictions in different countries, access to financial support measures…

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State-of-Play: European Board Diversity

Legislative bodies are addressing concerns from investors as they realise the importance of having a balanced board in terms of gender, age, skills and expertise, for better decision-making, according to a recent report – State of Play: European Board Diversity which examines gender and age diversity in Europe over the last two years.

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EY Global Corporate Reporting Survey 2019

Does corporate reporting need a culture shock? Organisations recognise that there is a demand for corporate reporting to be more transparent. These insights into how reporting should change are drawn from findings from the 2019 EY Global Financial Accounting and Advisory Services (FAAS) corporate reporting survey. You can also explore the data behind the survey,…

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Grant Thornton Corporate Governance Review 2019: the issue of trust

In our volatile times, restoring trust in businesses has never been a more important or complex challenge and yet Grant Thornton’s 18th annual Corporate Governance Review shows only a minority of the FTSE 350 are seizing the initiative.

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PwC’s Global Crisis Survey 2019

2,000 companies. 4,500 crises: What did these organisations do differently? PwC’s first-ever Global Crisis Survey, the most comprehensive repository of corporate crisis data ever assembled. By delving deep into the real-world experiences of organisations, PwC  uncovered some surprising findings, many of which turn the basic notion of crisis management on its head.

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Shareholder Engagement: The State of Play

The ICSA Institute sees continuous improvement in shareholder engagement as in the public interest. They wanted to document current engagement practices and see if any conclusions could be drawn that could contribute to public policy recommendations on how to promote an effective dialogue between investors, particularly institutional ones, and issuers. This report discusses their findings.

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