Corporate stakeholders

KPMG tightens the purse strings, Big Oil is reviled as climate protests escalate and a takeover battle puts Japan’s stakeholder capitalism in the spotlight — reigniting the debate on company purpose. Here’s the best of this week’s opinion and analysis

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The economy would suffer if chief executives could unilaterally disempower investors

The debate about who companies should principally serve has never been settled

A takeover battle at an obscure Tokyo property group has global relevance but for all the wrong reasons

Energy companies facing climate protests need to limit the wasteful use of their products

Lock up the stationery for the Christmas holidays and company managers risk real fury

Reconciling the carbon gush from new oilfield with country’s environmental credentials is tricky

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