Building more open business

FRC’s advice on supporting the progression of LGBTQ+ people to senior leadership positions through inclusive company policies.

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Executive remuneration in FTSE 100 companies – 2020 Report

In this report from Willis Towers Watson they recap the 2020 Annual General Meeting season, plus executive director pay trends and non-executive director fees for companies in the FTSE 100.

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Board Monitor Hong Kong 2020

In Heidrick & Struggles annual look at board seats filled at the top 50 Hang Seng–listed companies shows that in 2019, about the same share of new seats were filled by people who had been CEOs or CFOs as the year before, but a notably smaller share had prior board expertise. Instead, they came from…

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Executive Compensation “Guiding Principles”

There are many opinions on pay levels and practices today – along with proposed approaches to designing and delivering them. How do influencers of these decisions identify the path forward? From where can they find sound advice? What is the best thinking on the unique complexities of an organization? To help address these and other…

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The Road to Corporate Governance: Spanish Listed Companies’ Study

In October 2020, Russell Reynolds Associates published a new study of corporate governance at all Spanish- listed companies (Ibex 35 and IGBM). In this study, they analyse different aspects of best practices for board effectiveness to provide a snapshot of public companies’ progress in incorporating the Good Governance Code recommended by CNMV, Spain’s national securities…

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Four ways boards can oversee risk management beyond COVID-19

EY spoke to leading directors to offer their insights into why COVID-19 requires a new attitude toward board risk oversight.

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Corporate Governance and Executive Compensation Survey 2020

Shearman & Sterling’s 18th Annual Corporate Governance & Executive Compensation Survey reports on traditional governance topics, including shareholder engagement and activism, governance practices of newly public companies, CEO pay ratio, compensation clawback policies, cybersecurity and board diversity as well as looking at how his year’s dramatic and unprecedented events have compelled board members to acknowledge…

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Board Monitor Brazil 2020

Most corporate boards in the 15 countries Heidrick & Struggles study made some progress in adding new members with diverse backgrounds and skills. In Brazil, for example, 60% of directors joined the board of a company in a different industry than the one they work in day-to-day. Many boards around the world also continued to…

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Investor Insights: Financial reporting and audit amid COVID-19

COVID-19 continues to dominate financial reporting. Organisations have to balance the unprecedented situation while providing timely information to capital markets. As always, investors are firmly focused on the future. They are looking past 2020 and even 2021, assessing companies’ prospects in the medium-term as the world eventually recovers from the pandemic. Yet that assessment will…

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France Board Governance Study 2020

Russell Reynolds Associates recently undertook an analysis looking at governance trends across CAC 40 and SBF 120 companies over the past 12 months. The report highlights the main trends in France, which include the importance of CSR and purpose, female representation on boards, the impact of COVID and the effects of the PACTE law.

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