Andrea Leadsom leader of the House of Commons

HMRC loses chief to new audit watchdog as Leadsom means business The chief executive of Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs service has been confirmed as the person to lead the Financial Reporting Council into the refreshed entity the Audit, Reporting and Governance Authority. Sir Jonathan Thompson, who has led HMRC for a little over three […]

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ESMA pulls back from ESG legislation for rating agency methodology

ESMA pulls back from ESG legislation for rating agency methodology On July 18, the European Securities and Markets Authority published technical advice to the European Commission outlining its reluctance to compel these firms to include ESG factors in their analysis, preferring to issue guidelines for them to follow. Credit rating agencies will not be forced […]

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Risk Coalition begins consultation on board risk functions

Risk Coalition begins consultation on board risk functions The Risk Coalition has issued a consultation on its ‘Principles and guidance for board risk committees and risk functions in the UK financial services sector’, which was published on 26 June. According to The Risk Coalition, which is a network of not-for-profit professional bodies and membership organisations […]

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Internal Audit Code of Practice

Draft code aims to boost internal audit standards A draft code has been launched by the Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors that makes 30 recommendations to strengthen corporate governance. The Internal Audit Code of Practice has been developed by an independent steering committee, set up by the Chartered IIA to help reduce the risks of […]

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AIM & remuneration disclosure: still room for improvement

With the EU Shareholder Rights Directive now in force, the signatories of the Best Practice Principles for Shareholder Voting Research have announced the outcome of its two year review process with the publication of the 2019 Best Practice Principles For Shareholder Voting Research. The updated Principles were developed within the framework of a structured Independent […]

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Corporate climate ignorance poses threat to pensions

Corporate climate ignorance poses threat to pensions Nearly half of major companies in the highest polluting sectors worldwide are failing to weigh up how climate change will affect their businesses. The findings come from the State of the Transition report compiled by the Transition Pathway Initiative, an organisation backed by asset owners and fund managers, […]

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London Climate Action

UK funds braced for tougher regulatory stance on climate UK pension funds and listed companies are to be handed a new list of reporting requirements, following publication of the UK government’s Green Finance Strategy at the start of July. The new report outlined “ambitious actions” which include the requirement for better quality disclosures for occupational […]

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Minerva International Contact Numbers

As part of Minerva’s continued expansion, we are pleased to announce four new international contact points are now available: Americas – Toronto: +1 647 503 2848 Asia-Pacific – Hong Kong: +852 5803 1687 Europe- Frankfurt: +49 (0)69 7191 6000 UK – London: +44 (0)20 3009 0853

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David Crum to lead Asset Owner Project Minerva Analytics is pleased to announce the appointment of David Crum as Managing Director – Asset Owner Solutions. David joined the company on 1st July 2019 and will have a wide-ranging remit which includes building market awareness of Minerva’s stewardship, ESG and shareholder voting tools in the post […]

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Solactive, the European Fintech Leader Makes Strategic Investment in Minerva.

Solactive makes strategic investment in European governance, sustainability and proxy voting firm, Minerva Analytics. Solactive announces the completion of a strategic investment in Minerva to accelerate growth of the electronic voting, stewardship and ESG research services firm. Following the deal’s completion, Minerva will build-out its research and client service capability through Solactive’s offices in Frankfurt, […]

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