Governance Publications, Reports & Surveys

Minerva’s extensive database and industry contacts allow us to provide you with an in-depth look at and wider perspective on corporate governance and corporate social responsibility issues.


The Manifest Total Remuneration Survey

The Manifest Total Remuneration Survey is the latest in a continuous series of independent, non-partisan reports which takes an in-depth look at trends in listed companies’ pay and reward. Since 2003 Manifest has prepared this highly-trusted review using primary source public information taken the annual reports of companies listed on the London Stock Exchange including AIM.

Detailing all elements of remuneration, the survey provides essential data for remuneration committees and institutional investors with a valuable addition to the board briefings, shareholder reporting development, and investor relations in respect of remuneration. Buy Now >>

The Manifest Total Remuneration Survey has become an essential resource to support engagement on pay. Now published by Minerva Analytics.

  • The Manifest Remuneration Survey helps companies and investors by focusing on the hard facts of pay.
  • Manifest’s data is trusted and used by global regulators and investors
  • Our independent, objective, non-recommendations based approach to analysing and grading remuneration governance is the most consistent predictor or shareholder concerns.

The Manifest Total Remuneration Survey 2019 edition is available to purchase! Buy Now >>

Minerva Briefings

Minerva’s regulatory briefings look at new and emerging issues from the UK and Continental European perspective. Available from Minerva’s shop:

  • Board Evaluation in Europe
  • Board Gender Diversity in Europe
  • Independence in the UK
  • Cybersecurity Disclosures (in association with ICGN Year Book)
  • Employee Board Representation in Europe
  • Executive Pensions in the UK
  • Innovation and Executive Remuneration (in association with Nesta)
  • Shareholder Rights Directive II
  • Tax Secrecy
  • UK Regulatory Round-up
  • UK Voting Review

Shareholder Voting

Barriers to Cross-Border Voting

Shareholder voting is one of the pillars of effective corporate governance. It is the single most important legal mechanism for shareholder control over investee companies, their boards and management. The voting rights attached to shares give shareholders influence over matters that can affect company performance, stock price, and shareholder value.

This study assesses the voting process in 18 European markets in order to determine the average amount of time available to institutional investors to make informed voting decisions. Buy Now >>

Last Updated: 22 October 2019