Results for Governance

‘Recalibrating’ reporting requirements

‘Recalibrating’ reporting requirements

January 02, 2006 Welcome to the wacky world of top level government decision-making, when careful deliberation since March 1998 by company law reform experts is torn up in a Friday afternoon brainstorm by speech writers and spin doctors. Read more >
Voluntarism in the spotlight:

Voluntarism in the spotlight:

January 01, 2006 By scrapping statutory operating and financial reviews, the government is hoping measures already in place will ensure responsible corporate governance. Read more >
How are governments addressed in CSR reports?

How are governments addressed in CSR reports?

November 01, 2005 Governments are rarely addressed in CSR reports and are generally the most neglected group of stakeholders, after the investors. However, governments are often the largest beneficiary of a company's economic activity. Read more >
Transparency news round-up (Oct/Nov)

Transparency news round-up (Oct/Nov)

November 01, 2005 Fewer than a quarter of companies in the oil, gas and defence sectors have declared policies on whistleblowing. Meanwhile Exxonmobil has received criticsim for overiding human rights in Chad and Cameroon. Read more >
News round-up (Jun/Jul)

News round-up (Jun/Jul)

July 01, 2005 Nike and other companies have joined forces with six leading anti-sweatshop groups to devise a single set of labour standards with a common factory inspection system. In addition, seven out of nine Chinese toy suppliers investigated in a recent report systematically cheat during social audits. Read more >
Introduction of the OFR

Introduction of the OFR

July 01, 2005 The introduction of the OFR has been announced by the government. It is likely it will will achieve a step change in the way most companies engage at the highest levels with these wider social, community and environmental issues that can impact long term shareholder value creation. Read more >
News round-up (Apr/May)

News round-up (Apr/May)

May 01, 2005 Senior managers at Citigroup are pushing forward a drive to improve the company's ethics and integrity whilst the DTI on March 17 published a white paper for consultation, setting out its proposals for a Company Law Reform Bill. Read more >
Disappearing Shareholders

Disappearing Shareholders

March 01, 2005 Shareholders in public companies are losing their grip on companies, as more and more of the economy is gobbled up by private equity investors, accountable to few. Roger Cowe argues it's time for socially responsible private equity. Read more >
Business Accountability

Business Accountability

March 01, 2005 The new chair of BITC argues the great businesses of the 21st century will not only be the most responsible and transparent, but also the most accountable. Read more >