Corporate purpose, culture and values are being scrutinised like never before. We unpack what ESG and responsible business means in the current business climate and examine the risks and opportunities that boards must focus on to thrive.
Diversity and inclusion on listed company boards and executive committees: FCA consultation on new reporting requirements
On 28 July 2021, the FCA launched a consultation (CP21/24) on proposals to improve transparency for investors on the diversity of listed company boards and their executive management teams.Find out more about Diversity and inclusion on listed company boards and executive committees: FCA consultation on new reporting requirements
ESG Trends: The rise of climate litigation and the challenges for business
Activist shareholders and NGOs targeting governments and businesses in relation to climate change are increasingly turning to litigation.Find out more about ESG Trends: The rise of climate litigation and the challenges for business
Your 2021 AGM Update and Beyond
Despite the progress being made with the UK's Covid-19 vaccination programme, the upcoming AGM season will likely see many of the same challenges posed by the global pandemic as in the last one.Find out more about Your 2021 AGM Update and Beyond
What role do ethics and purpose play for businesses in the current landscape?
Clifford Chance has partnered with Principia Advisory on The Ethics Study 2021. It presents perspectives from some of the world's most prominent business leaders on the importance of ethical business, showcasing innovative approaches by companies integrating ethics into the heart of their organisations.
Transparency and pay in the EU
The European Commission has published its new proposals on pay transparency. This issue has always been a key priority for the EU, with a lack of transparency around pay seen as one of the main obstacles to ensure equal pay between men and women and broader gender pay gap issues.Find out more about Transparency and pay in the EU
Investment Bodies and Proxy Advisers: Covid-19 Guidance on Executive Pay
Proxy advisers and other investment bodies have been particularly focused on the impact of Covid-19 on executive pay during the pandemic. They have given guidance on their expectations on pay decisions and are increasing their focus on effective disclosure and exercise of Remuneration Committee (RemCo) discretion.Find out more about Investment Bodies and Proxy Advisers: Covid-19 Guidance on Executive Pay
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