Summary of a CFA Institute webinar focused on employee co-determination, which is a practice that is required by law in Germany.
As the EU is discussing the form and the substance of its awaited sustainable corporate governance framework, the debate is naturally raging on the nature of capitalism the EU wishes to uphold. The EU prides itself on… READ MORE ›
“Over-boarding,” which is the practice of individuals serving on several boards at the same time, is more common in Hong Kong SAR than in many other industrial markets.
Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) matters remain at the top of the EU agenda. In the coming months, EU institutions are expected to work on several legislative files related to sustainable finance. Regulators are currently discussing the… READ MORE ›
Japan still has a long journey ahead to bring its corporate governance standards in line with global best practices. Nevertheless, evolution will not be stopped, and broader adoption of global best practices of corporate governance will only boost their overall performance, making Japan’s companies even more competitive and more attractive to foreign investors.
economic disruption, the US IPO market hit a record $170 billion in 2020, driven in large part by the unexpected surge in the use
of special purpose acquisition companies
(SPACs) to take private companies public. SPACs,
commonly referred to as blank-check… READ MORE ›
CFA Institute recently published the report “Corporate Governance and ESG Disclosure in the EU”, which looks at how corporate governance practices have evolved over the past years and examines the impact of sustainability measures that have been introduced in the European Union in the context of the Renewed Sustainable Finance Strategy and the Action Plan on Financing Sustainability Growth. The study also focuses on how companies can take into account open market perspectives while continuing to seek corporate success and create shareholder value.
Most countries either require or recommend separation of independent directors, but India had long incentivized this separation by requiring a higher minimum ratio (50% instead of 33%) of independent directors on boards on which the chair is also the CEO.
If we learn anything from the recent market volatility, it is that in unprecedented times like this, companies with superior governance, risk management, and accountability will have a higher chance of survival and outperformance.
Institutional investors continue to recognize the importance of their stewardship activities working to improve companies’ ESG, pay, and fiduciary practices through corporate engagement and proxy voting.
Recent contested proxy vote at Proctor & Gamble highlights the antiquated approach to counting ballots from registered shareholders. The approach is bad corporate governance and needs to change.
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