Female directors positively influence firms’ corporate social performance

By Kris Byron

To enhance the benefits of diversity for corporate social performance, efforts should be directed at holding boards more accountable to diverse stakeholders and improving the status of women, says Kris Byron

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PM criticises Uber decision while lauding UK’s governance record

By Gavin Hinks

UK prime minister Theresa May has criticised the decision to remove Uber’s licence to trade in London for corporate responsibility reasons, while on the same day calling for the highest standards of governance.

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European banking authorities urge greater diversity among managers

By Emma Portier Davis

European financial institutions should improve the diversity of their management bodies to overcome the risk of ‘group think’ and ensure sound governance, say European banking authorities in new guidelines published this week.

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Annual reports swell in size and content improves, but work to be done

By Kevin Reed

Despite FTSE350 annual reports swelling by 25%, their content is better aligned to stakeholder requirements, and is more “joined up”, though disclosures need to focus on “actions and outcomes, rather than just processes”.

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Telit’s governance tidy-up includes financial review and cost-cutting

By Kevin Reed

Following the departure of CEO Oozi Cats, Telit seeks a new chairman and non-executives; an external review of finances; and cost-cutting, as covenant test looms.

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Personal moral values key to ethical corporate governance

By Patricia Grant

Moral values are so important for company directors they should be given equal weighting in selection procedures, while ethical competency should be a key performance indicator.

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External CEO directorships affect shareholder returns, says research

By Gavin Hinks

Research finds that while chief executives in the US with external directorships earn more, returns for shareholders fare less well.

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