2020 ESG survey of board members and senior executives

Companies with strong ESG practices deliver sustainable returns. Willis Towers Watson show how boards factor ESG into executive incentives and human capital strategies.

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KPMG Survey of Sustainability Reporting 2020

Understanding global trends in reporting is an important tool in understanding what is expected from UK reporters. This survey from KPMG provides a detailed look at global trends in sustainability reporting and offers insights for business leaders, company boards and sustainability professionals. Its aim is to support those who have a responsibility for assessing and…

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Outside director pay landscape in Japan, the U.S. and Europe — 2020 Analysis

This analysis from Willis Towers watson of non-executive director pay is based on publicly available data for 309 companies in Japan, France, Germany, the U.K. and the U.S.

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2021 ESG Trends to Watch

Climate, ESG bubbles, Disclosure, Social inequality, Biodiversity – the topics don’t get much bigger — or more systemic. MSCI’s analyse the five ESG trends that will matter most to companies and their investors in 2021.

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Route to the Top 2020

In Heidrick & Struggles’ Route to the Top 2020, they analyzed the backgrounds of CEOs of 965 of the largest listed companies in 20 markets around the world to understand the skills and experiences that shaped their path to the top role. They also spoke with 10 CEOs from different regions and sectors to explore…

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Corporate Governance Review 2020: connecting the dots

For almost 20 years, the Grant Thornton Corporate Governance Review has examined how the reporting of applied governance practices has evolved among FTSE 350 companies. With the new UK Corporate Governance Code starting to bed in and COVID-19 acting as a catalyst, this year’s review captures a snapshot of a changing world.

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Link General Meeting Season Review – Europe 2020

D.F. King has produced its annual General Meeting Season Review for the UK & Europe in 2020 which provides a reflection on the season including the ongoing effects of COVID-19 and an outlook for 2021.

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2020 UK Spencer Stuart Board Index

Now in its 25th edition, the 2020 UK Spencer Stuart Board Index is a comprehensive review of board composition and governance practice in the largest 150 companies in the FTSE rankings, providing a valuable perspective on the health of boardrooms during 2019–2020.

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Developments in Audit 2020

Auditors must redouble their efforts to remedy inconsistent audit quality, which has become even more important in the face of the unprecedented economic turbulence brought by Covid-19, the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has urged in its Developments in Audit 2020 report.

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ESG oversight: The corporate director’s guide

Environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues are increasingly seen by shareholders as a window into the future. And a clear hierarchy is emerging. Leading companies view ESG issues as a business imperative. They manage risks while capitalizing on opportunities, including sharing their story and vision for the future, setting themselves up for long-term success and…

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