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Non-shareholder stakeholders
May 22, 2017 4:42 PM |
The UK Conservatives' 2017 Manifesto has promised: 'Fairer corporate governance, built on new rules for takeovers, executive pay and worker representation on company boards'. [read more]
May 15, 2017 12:45 PM |
The International Organization for Standardization has released a new standard for sustainable procurement, to help organisations make socially responsible purchasing decisions. [read more]
May 15, 2017 12:40 PM |
The Australasian Investor Relations Association has released a draft code aimed at improving engagement between listed companies and proxy advisers. [read more]
May 8, 2017 2:02 PM |
The Fair Work Ombudsman has released new tools to help prevent the exploitation of workers in contracted labour supply chains. [read more]
April 24, 2017 3:55 PM |
In its second report on its review of the four major banks, the Economics Standing Committee has affirmed its support for all ten of its original recommendations. [read more]
April 24, 2017 3:42 PM |
The Australasian Investor Relations Association has released a draft 'blueprint' which aims to help listed companies better handle their ESG engagement challenges. [read more]
April 10, 2017 6:24 PM |
The UK Business, Innovation, and Skills parliamentary committee has made wide ranging recommendations to reform corporate governance, including phasing out long-term incentive plans. [read more]
April 3, 2017 1:44 PM |
The federal government has released a draft bill reforming insolvency laws, including creating a 'safe harbour' for directors and instituting a stay on 'ipso facto' clauses. [read more]
April 3, 2017 1:38 PM |
A new report from NYU Stern Center for Business and Human Rights has found 'fundamental gaps' in ESG disclosure tools when it comes to assessing the 'S'. [read more]
March 13, 2017 1:23 PM |
In ASIC's appearance before Senate Estimates, chairman Greg Medcraft has argued that it is not enough for companies to do the right thing just because ASIC has stepped in. [read more]
March 6, 2017 12:19 PM |
The federal government has introduced legislation which, among other things, makes franchisors and holding companies responsible for underpayment of employees in certain cases. [read more]
February 27, 2017 4:14 PM |
Independent Reviewer Phil Khoury has recommended the Code of Banking Practice be 'substantially revised' to help rebuild trust between banks and their customers. [read more]
February 27, 2017 4:11 PM |
ASIC chairman Greg Medcraft has provided the general insurance industry with a regulatory update, highlighting among other things the importance of culture. [read more]
February 27, 2017 4:08 PM |
The Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade has been asked to inquire into whether Australia should adopt an equivalent of the UK's Modern Slavery Act. [read more]
February 27, 2017 4:03 PM |
The ACCC has set out its priorities for 2017, highlighting its tougher stance on penalties, cartel conduct and 'larger businesses', and its focus on the new unfair contract terms law. [read more]
February 20, 2017 3:32 PM |
The ASBFEO has warned banks that their response to implementing new laws governing unfair terms in standard form contracts with small businesses is not good enough. [read more]
February 13, 2017 11:49 AM |
The ASBFEO is concerned that big businesses may be exploiting the power imbalance that exists in their relationship with small business people [read more]
December 5, 2016 2:52 PM |
The UK government has released its much anticipated Green Paper seeking input on a number of proposed corporate governance reforms, but commentators argue it's a let down. [read more]
November 14, 2016 1:35 PM |
From 12 November unfair contract terms protections were extended to cover standard form small business contracts, and the ACCC is reportedly 'ready to pounce'. [read more]
October 31, 2016 1:55 PM |
UK FRC has called on companies to ensure they provide 'sufficient balance' in their annual reports, as well as to consider the needs of a range of stakeholders. [read more]
October 31, 2016 1:51 PM |
The federal government is consulting on its proposed steps to make it easier for employers to provide incentives to their employees through Employee Share Schemes. [read more]
October 24, 2016 2:36 PM |
The Australian Cyber Security Centre has highlighted the importance of planning and preparation to mitigate the potential costs of a cyber incident (and called for more self-reporting). [read more]
October 24, 2016 2:29 PM |
APRA has highlighted the sustained attention still required by the financial sector to develop a sound risk culture, and has set out how it intends to 'support and encourage' this effort. [read more]
October 10, 2016 1:33 PM |
APRA member Geoff Summerhayes has urged financial institutions to focus on maintaining customer and community trust to preserve their social licence. [read more]
September 26, 2016 5:34 PM |
According to Hermes Investment Management, its latest survey of institutional investors reveals some emerging trends that may worry responsible capitalism advocates. [read more]
September 26, 2016 5:26 PM |
The UK FRC's chairman, Sir Win Bischoff, has argued that corporate culture needs to achieve positive outcomes for all stakeholders and for 'society itself' [read more]
September 19, 2016 2:56 PM |
The US Business Roundtable has asserted that 'an increase in shareholder access to the boardroom cannot come without a corresponding increase in shareholder responsibility'. [read more]
September 12, 2016 10:13 AM |
BlackRock has asserted that all investors should incorporate climate change into their investment processes, and calls for investors and companies to work together to manage the risks . [read more]
September 5, 2016 4:45 PM |
The federal government has established a 'royal commission like' inquiry into the banks' small business lending practices, appeasing some Coalition MPs. [read more]
August 8, 2016 1:52 PM |
Australia's major banks will be called to appear annually before the House of Representatives' economics committee, following the controversy over interest rates. [read more]
August 8, 2016 1:46 PM |
The Productivity Commission has called for input on its proposed framework for assessing whether the superannuation system is efficient and competitive. [read more]
August 1, 2016 1:04 PM |
In the UK, the spotlight is on corporate governance, especially at private companies, following a parliamentary report into the collapse of BHS. [read more]
July 25, 2016 3:05 PM |
In a new report, PwC UK has asserted that there is urgent need for action to resolve public concerns over executive pay, but cautions against further regulation. [read more]
June 27, 2016 4:12 PM |
ASIC chairman Greg Medcraft has discussed the role of directors and executives in supporting a strong culture, asserting that boards need be alert to 'red flags' and have their 'noses in'. [read more]
March 9, 2016 1:16 PM |
The Financial Services Council and the Australian Council of Superannuation Investors have released a guide for Australian companies on how to identify and report ESG issues. [read more]
March 9, 2016 1:13 PM |
AMP Capital has released its 2015 full year Corporate Governance Report, which discusses AMP's proxy voting over the period as well as its approach to shareholder engagement. [read more]
June 10, 2015 12:45 PM |
APRA has been quizzed by the Senate Economics Legislation Committee as to whether shareholders have a right to know about currently private discussions with boards about risks. [read more]
April 22, 2015 5:23 PM |
The Supreme Court of New South Wales has found that two former directors of Lyon Form had separately breached their duties by assuming the mortgage repayments of another group entity and approving personal payments at a time when Lyon Form was insolvent or likely to become insolvent . [read more]
April 1, 2015 12:20 PM |
Recommendations to reform Australia's life insurance and financial advice sectors aim to align the interests of financial firms with those of consumers. [read more]
March 18, 2015 2:14 PM |
Chief Justice Strine of the Delaware Supreme Court advises that advocates for social responsibility accept the law for what it is. [read more]
March 11, 2015 2:30 PM |
The final proposal for Japan's Corporate Governance Code has been released. [read more]
November 12, 2014 12:09 PM |
Chief Justice of the Delaware Supreme Court has argued that benefit corporation statutes offer a legal structure that holds promise of corporate governance beyond profit maximisation. [read more]
September 22, 2014 3:19 PM |
Exploding the myth of shareholder primacy and expanding stakeholder rights will combat short-termism, contends US professor Kent Greenfield. [read more]
August 13, 2014 11:30 AM |
A new study supports the contention that corporate social responsibility (CSR) is consistent with shareholder wealth maximisation. [read more]
July 7, 2014 10:33 AM |
The Law Commission for England and Wales has found that pension trustees should take into account environmental, social or ethical factors where they are financially material, but where they are not such factors are only relevant in limited circumstances. [read more]
March 18, 2014 12:09 PM |
India's Ministry of Corporate Affairs has released new regulations on corporate social responsibility. [read more]
January 30, 2014 12:35 PM |
Corporate Knights has announced the latest additions to its 'widely followed' Global 100 index at the World Economic Forum in Davos, naming Westpac as the world's most sustainable company. [read more]
December 6, 2013 2:58 PM |
NAB's chairman says corporate social responsibility does not conflict with performance. [read more]
November 5, 2013 4:41 PM |
The UK Government is proposing fundamental changes to some duties owed by the directors of major UK banks.  [read more]
November 1, 2013 4:29 PM |
CAMAC is reviewing crowd sourced equity funding. [read more]
September 5, 2013 10:05 AM |
The United Nations Global Compact has released its Global Corporate Sustainability Report 2013: progress is being made but there is a clear gap between what companies say and what they do. [read more]
September 4, 2013 1:39 PM |
The UK government has launched an action plan on business and human rights. [read more]