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    1. May 21, 2015

      Big lenders and insurers’ boards to answer for risk-taking

      More responsibility has been heaped on boards of the biggest lenders and insurers in the UK after the Bank of England said...

    2. May 20, 2015

      Light falls on culture of impunity and immunity

      A harsh light has been cast once more on the culture at the heart of global banks and their vast trading operations....

    1. May 20, 2015

      CEO pay: it is time for one brave leader to ask for less

      Chief executive pay is a scandal. It is too high, too complicated and has badly damaged the image of business. Even fervent...

    2. May 19, 2015

      JPMorgan investors protest over pay and end to joint chief role

      JPMorgan Chase’s board survived a shareholder vote on executive pay but suffered another significant vote calling for change...

    3. May 18, 2015

      Thomas Cook mislays its moral compass

      The corporate world is littered with examples of companies that jeopardised hard won reputations with a single lapse....

    4. May 14, 2015

      Co-op Group fends off legal threat over governance

      The Co-operative Group is set for another showdown with members on Saturday a year after they approved sweeping governance...

    5. May 14, 2015

      Effective conversation is vital to success

      There is a mismatch between the calm formality of the phrase “corporate governance” and the powerful forces that operate...

    6. May 14, 2015

      Rising tide of financial regulation washes over recalcitrant boards

      Nearly half of the world’s biggest financial institutions are still not doing enough at board level to address risk...

    7. May 13, 2015

      Bob Diamond suffers shareholder opposition at Atlas Mara AGM

      Bob Diamond suffered a mini-rebellion on Tuesday at the annual meeting of his Africa-focused financial services vehicle...

    8. May 13, 2015

      Drop long-term pay plans, think-tank argues

      Long-term incentive plans (LTips) for executives should be scrapped and performance bonuses should be paid in cash not...

    9. May 12, 2015

      Good corporations should drive the economy

      we will cut spending but not as fast or as nastily as the Conservatives; we be­lieve in a market economy but not very...

    10. May 11, 2015

      Shed no tears for slow demise of the joint CEO-chair role

      Sometimes a species reaches the end of its natural existence. As its numbers dwindle, disappearance becomes inevitable and...

    11. May 10, 2015

      Activist shareholders lead new French revolution of pay excess

      Three years after the UK’s “shareholder spring” inspired a rash of investor protests against excessive executive pay, the...

    12. May 10, 2015

      Shareholder-friendly Japan Inc is a slow business

      Shinzo Abe, the Japanese prime minister, has been credited widely with implementing the most radical overhaul of the...

    13. May 7, 2015

      Sorbic’s ex-CEO refuses to give back £8m

      The deposed Chinese chief executive of Sorbic International, an Aim-quoted food additive business operating in Shandong...

    14. May 3, 2015

      Executive pay factors in only four of top 10 shareholder protests

      Fewer than half of the most serious investor revolts at the UK’s largest listed groups this year have been about executive...

    15. April 30, 2015

      UK board members admit pay model is broken

      A majority of UK board members believe the executive pay model is broken, and not closely aligned with companies’ strategy,...

    16. April 30, 2015

      Volkswagen suffers a rare breakdown

      Um Gottes Willen! This was not supposed to happen. I am referring to the bust-up at Volkswagen, which prompted the departure...

    17. April 29, 2015

      Corporate power without responsibility on the board

      This has not been a salutary week for European corporate governance. At Volkswagen in Germany and at Industrivärden in...

    18. April 28, 2015

      BlackRock at odds with its investors over shareholder rights

      BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager, is pressing companies in its portfolio to give their shareholders a right to...

    19. April 27, 2015

      Volkswagen bids farewell to a ferocious patriarch

      Volkswagen has long epitomised both the strengths and weaknesses of the German corporate model. The carmaker is widely...

    20. April 27, 2015

      Sweden’s corporate jet scandal claims fresh victim

      Sweden’s corporate world was thrown into turmoil on Monday when the head of one of its most powerful business empires was...

    21. April 22, 2015

      Beware state schemes to boost long-term share ownership

      As part of his electoral goody bag, David Cameron, the UK prime minister, has promised to give small investors the chance to...

    22. April 20, 2015

      Double vote law risks bolstering control of dominant investor

      The control freaks are out in force for France’s annual meeting season, seizing on the unintended consequences of a law...

    23. April 20, 2015

      Investors fight for greater say on boards

      A campaign to win shareholders a greater say over who sits on corporate boards has exposed a rift between some of the...

    24. April 17, 2015

      Run the BBC as a company that pays dividends in viewing pleasure

      Public debate about the BBC is disfigured by two opposing forces. The first is the politically-inspired vandalism of those,...

    25. April 16, 2015

      French companies fight back against Florange double-vote law

      Some of France’s largest companies are preparing a rebellion to counteract a law passed by the country’s socialist...

    26. April 15, 2015

      Petrobras shows corruption is now a high-stakes game in Brazil

      In the 1980s, corruption in Brazil was a simple, albeit sweaty, affair. The first challenge for any executive entrusted with...

    27. April 15, 2015

      Norway oil fund begins policy of revealing how it votes

      Norway’s $880bn oil fund will on Wednesday usher in a new era in corporate governance when it begins to disclose in advance...

    28. April 13, 2015

      Deals raise oversight concerns at Abu Dhabi wealth fund

      The managing director of one of Abu Dhabi’s sovereign wealth funds used his private shell companies to secure deals with...

    29. April 9, 2015

      Satyam founder Ramalinga Raju sentenced to 7 years

      Ramalinga Raju, former chairman of Satyam Computer, has been jailed for seven years by a court investigating a more than...

    30. March 30, 2015

      PSAM questions governance in battle with Vincent Bolloré’s Vivendi

      P. Schoenfeld Asset Management (PSAM) has raised the alarm over corporate governance at Vivendi, arguing that de facto...

    31. March 27, 2015

      Fanuc parts the curtains on its secretive culture

      Yoshiharu Inaba, Fanuc’s chief executive, does not have enough hours in his day. Most of his time as head of the world’s...

    32. March 26, 2015

      The Ideas Column: Where angels fear to invest

      Investors are often told they can do well by doing good, making money while salving their consciences by applying ethics to...

    33. March 25, 2015

      Learn to spot the moment of truth

      How do you avoid joining the list of formerly successful companies that have suffered a sad decline and fall? As Charles...

    34. March 23, 2015

      Companies face up to the technical brain drain challenge

      In 2011, Rackspace, the US-based cloud-computing company, spotted an unwelcome trend in its own data. Al­though it was...

    35. March 19, 2015

      BofA under pressure to defend structure

      Bank of America will have to defend its current structure at its annual meeting in May and Citigroup and JPMorgan may have...

    36. March 19, 2015

      Boards fail to alter their mix

      There is an uncomfortable truth lurking behind the celebrated rapid increase in the number of women on the boards of the...

    37. March 13, 2015

      Norway’s oil fund joins push for proxy access in US

      The world’s biggest sovereign wealth fund has thrown its weight behind the push for shareholders in US companies to be...

    38. March 11, 2015

      Time for a clean boardroom sweep?

      When a sports team underperforms as badly as the England cricket team has lately, the cry often goes up: “Sack the lot!” It...

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