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      Italian lessons in the perils of choosing power over profit

      When I worked in Milan in the 1990s, an executive from investment bank Mediobanca would periodically take me for lunch...

    2. July 22, 2016

      Theresa May needs to take shareholders with her

      In her last major speech before entering Number 10 as prime minister, Theresa May eerily echoed remarks made by the...

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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. July 21, 2016

      Business leaders question role of quarterly earnings guidance

      A coalition of the US’s most powerful investors and business leaders has thrown its weight behind the idea of scrapping...

    2. July 21, 2016

      New PM spells big change for boards

      It could be a long, hot summer in the boardroom. Not because of economic or political uncertainty: that is a “known...

    3. July 20, 2016

      Governance drive pushes Michalis Sallas to quit Piraeus Bank

      A European drive to improve corporate governance in Greece’s banking system has claimed the head of Michalis Sallas,...

    4. July 18, 2016

      SoftBank’s big bet and the future of UK tech

      Since Britain voted to leave the EU, there has been a tendency to be downbeat about the country’s economic and...

    5. July 14, 2016

      Report warns over binding shareholder votes on pay

      Companies and their shareholders must respond to society’s resentment of high pay in big business or face a clampdown...

    6. July 14, 2016

      Board Briefing: Business leaders have an obligation to spread post-Brexit optimism

      As the UK prepares for the triggering of talks over its EU exit, boards also have work to do, write Emma Priestley and...

    7. July 14, 2016

      People are better than money at motivating employees

      The Outer Hebrides might seem a strange place to contemplate the reasons people are motivated to join organisations and...

    8. July 12, 2016

      Theresa May should beware of imitating the German model

      At a reception in Berlin at the end of June Joachim Gauck, the president of Germany, along with ministers, trade...

    9. July 11, 2016

      Workers on boards: the frenemy within

      Were UK parliamentarians to divide on the motion “this House believes big business is doing a spiffing good job”,...

    10. July 11, 2016

      EM companies ‘going backwards’ on transparency

      The largest emerging market companies have become less transparent in the past three years, undermining attempts to...

    11. July 10, 2016

      Theresa May vows corporate crackdown on ‘privileged few’

      Theresa May, the frontrunner to become the next prime minister, has pledged to tackle “vested interests” in the...

    12. July 6, 2016

      Chairmen under pressure at big Swiss groups

      Swiss business marks two important anniversaries this month. On July 1 last year, Tidjane Thiam, the high-flying boss...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. June 2, 2016

      Vivendi: Bolloré’s master plan

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

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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,...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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