Views on improving the integrity of global capital markets

corporate governance


Stakeholder Engagement in Company Decisions: Lessons from the German Corporate Governance Model

Summary of a CFA Institute webinar focused on employee co-determination, which is a practice that is required by law in Germany.

Stakeholder Capitalism in Action: Is it possible to reconcile the stakeholder governance model with traditional shareholder interests?

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 ›

More Independence Is Needed on Boards of Hong Kong SAR Companies

“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.

The Beginning of the EU Sustainability Wave

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 ›

Japanese Companies Are Waking Up to Activist Investors

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.

The SPAC Boom – Our CFA Institute Advocacy Policy Engagement

Despite unprecedented
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 ›

What to Make of the SEC’s Proxy Advice Vote

Some top-line thoughts on the SEC's final ruling on Exemptions from the Proxy Rules for Proxy Voting Advice.

The Case for Mandatory Separation of Chairperson and CEO Roles in India

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.

Are we putting corporate governance at risk — again?

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.

Regaining Trust

Trust in the financial industry remains low more than a decade after the global financial crisis.

Counting Proxy Votes of Registered Shares Needs Modernizing

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.

CorpGov Roundup: Stewardship Code, ESG, Dual-Class Shares and More

July’s corporate governance news includes a new stewardship code, tracking ESG indexes, a win and a loss for dual-class shares, disclosing executive pay, and possible changes to a listing regime.

CorpGov Roundup: A New Index, Say on Pay, Potential Changes to Listing Rules, and More

A new index for tracking the performance of non-state-owned organizations and moves toward taking some steps that are counter to good corporate governance made news in June.

Investors Should be More Skeptical of Executive Compensation Recommendations

Although there have been improvements in executive compensation practices, there are still more improvements that need to be made.

CorpGov Roundup: Gender Diversity, Stewardship Principles, and More

Pushing for gender diversity on boards, adopting stewardship principles, and creating an index to rank firms on their corporate governance are a few of the highlights in corpgov news for May.



By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. more information

The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.

Close