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    1. June 30, 2016

      China Vanke dispute opens a new chapter in investor activism

      Where there is shareholder capitalism, there is bound to be shareholder activism: that at least is the assumption in...

    2. June 28, 2016

      Elon Musk’s grip on SolarCity fans corporate governance fears

      Elon Musk, head of Tesla Motors, had a ready answer last week to any suspicions that his proposed $2.5bn purchase of...

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    1. Ethnicity & Inclusion in the Workplace

      Racial bias remains a serious barrier to the success of many people from black and min...
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      The FT ArcelorMittal Boldness in Business Awards ceremony was held in London on March ...
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    1. June 24, 2016

      Norway’s oil fund votes against Volkswagen board

      The world’s largest sovereign wealth fund and fourth-largest shareholder in Volkswagen underlined the scale of its...

    2. June 23, 2016

      Coming soon: the ego-free robo-board

      Today millions of British voters will decide whether they want their country to remain a member of the European Union...

    3. June 22, 2016

      Volkswagen shareholders vent anger at chairman

      Volkswagen’s minority shareholders vented their anger at the German carmaker’s leadership over the diesel emissions...

    4. June 17, 2016

      Kazakh oil group seeks tighter control over UK subsidiary

      Kazakhstan’s state oil company is seeking to tighten control over its UK-listed subsidiary over the opposition of its...

    5. June 16, 2016

      Business is as ethical as it has ever been

      You might have the impression from recent “my-oh-my” reports that we are witnessing a decline in ethics at the top of...

    6. June 16, 2016

      Board Briefing: Investor engagement should not be overlooked

      Research by Bank of America Merrill Lynch has shown that global fund managers are reducing their exposure to UK stocks...

    7. June 14, 2016

      Capitalism needs new rules to deal with the breakdown of BHS

      The rules governing capitalist organisations, dating back to the mid-19th century, are fairly simple. In short, the...

    8. June 12, 2016

      Boards ‘seriously unprepared’ for Brexit

      Few businesses have taken adequate precautions to prepare for British exit from the EU, despite polls suggesting a...

    9. June 8, 2016

      Fidelity snubs Jamie Dimon’s ‘code of best practice’ group

      Fidelity, the $2.2tn asset manager, has walked out of a Jamie Dimon-led effort to create a code of best practice for US...

    10. June 6, 2016

      Japanese companies drag feet on corporate governance code

      A year after the introduction of Japan’s first corporate governance code, listed companies have returned a record...

    11. June 2, 2016

      Vivendi: Bolloré’s master plan

      Vincent Bolloré thinks Vivendi’s time has come. The French industrialist, entrepreneur and sometime corporate raider...

    12. May 27, 2016

       Shari Redstone, Viacom heir apparent to an ailing empire

      For someone who has deliberately cultivated a low profile, Shari Redstone hits the headlines pretty often. In the past...

    13. May 26, 2016

      Diversity champions: UPstanding’s top 100 ethnic-minority executives

      Racial bias remains a serious barrier to the success of many people from black and minority ethnic communities, as our...

    14. May 26, 2016

      Laggard boards ‘must try harder’ after IPOs highlight lack of diversity

      A new study of London’s initial public offerings in 2015 has revealed the dismal state of ethnic diversity on corporate...

    15. May 25, 2016

      Viacom’s battle is a warning to Silicon Valley

      Maxima Chan Zuckerberg is only five months old so she cannot yet read about the bitter argument at Viacom over who...

    16. May 25, 2016

      UniCredit’s new chief will face four main challenges

      UniCredit can trace its roots back to the 15th century — the early days of the Medici banking dynasty. Yet most of the...

    17. May 24, 2016

      Calpers raises heat on Exxon over climate

      Calpers, the largest US state pension fund, is pushing for greater access to the board of ExxonMobil as it seeks to...

    18. May 23, 2016

      On board for Eurostar’s journey across cultures

      When Nicolas Petrovic turned up at business school in 2003 to study for an MBA, he found that his group for the whole...

    19. May 23, 2016

      Investigation of VW’s top managers urged

      Two shareholder advisory bodies are calling for a special investigation of Volkswagen’s top managers and directors to...

    20. May 23, 2016

      Trimming the BT CEO’s bonus will not fix its poor service

      I am probably not the only BT customer who gave a small fist-pump on learning that Gavin Patterson, the telecoms...

    21. May 22, 2016

      Feedback: Sack the non-executive directors

      Andrew Hill’s cry last week for investors to get rid of non-executive directors on a “merry-go-round of board service,...

    22. May 19, 2016

      Board Briefing: Trouble at the BBC

      In a series of fortnightly columns, Niamh Corbett and Emma Priestley of Board Intelligence, the consultancy, scan the...

    23. May 18, 2016

      Volkswagen to overhaul pay policy for top executives

      Volkswagen has conceded that its pay policy for top executives “requires change,” as pressure mounts from shareholders...

    24. May 18, 2016

      VW’s board needs to look in the mirror

      Volkswagen’s corporate governance may be uniquely awful. But there are lessons to be drawn from its structural flaws...

    25. May 17, 2016

      Amazon: control freak

      Jeff Bezos is losing control of Amazon. Earlier this month he sold 1m shares in the company for $671m, the latest in a...

    26. May 17, 2016

      Hollande backs investors on overturning executive pay deals

      French socialist President François Hollande has emerged as a champion of shareholder rights, threatening to impose...

    27. May 16, 2016

      Companies listen when Norway’s oil fund shouts

      When the quiet one in the room suddenly shouts, people tend to listen. On that basis, the reserved and thoughtful...

    28. May 16, 2016

      Sack non-executive directors to force investors to do their job

      Time is up for non-executive directors. Through successive corporate crises and systemic catastrophes, despite — and in...

    29. May 15, 2016

      Norway’s $850bn oil fund to sue Volkswagen

      The world’s largest sovereign wealth fund is planning to sue Volkswagen in a rare legal action from Norway’s $850bn oil...

    30. May 15, 2016

      Norwegian oil fund attacks VW corporate governance

      Norway’s $850bn oil fund does not like commenting about individual companies it owns shares in. It usually goes out of...

    31. May 13, 2016

      Fund management — why you often don’t get what you pay for

      Why should you buy actively managed funds? The fund management industry used to have a good answer to that: because...

    32. May 12, 2016

      Guardian owners in limbo over former editor Rusbridger

      A meeting of the Scott Trust, which owns Guardian Media Group, ended on Thursday evening without agreement on the...

    33. May 12, 2016

      Stefan Stern: reputational risk demands expertise at board level

      How do you get a room full of chief executives to nod? Tell them there is a crisis of trust in business. In a world...

    34. May 11, 2016

      Cameron intervenes in BBC governance row

      David Cameron has personally intervened to demand that the government appoints a large share of the BBC board and to...

    35. May 11, 2016

      Volkswagen managers set to secure frozen bonuses

      Volkswagen has been strongly criticised after it emerged that the company’s executive pay plan makes it easy for top...

    36. May 8, 2016

      When markets ignore vital warning signs

      Four months before news broke that Volkswagen had cheated in US emissions tests, ratings and index provider MSCI...

    37. May 6, 2016

      City rivals criticise Schroders over chairman appointment

      City fund managers have accused Schroders of compromising its ability to hold companies to account on governance issues...

    38. May 5, 2016

      How to survive the trauma of acquisition

      A buyout can be distressing for staff. Nearly 30 years after Australia’s East-West Airlines was sold to arch rival...

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