Petrobas class action USS

Oil and gas companies need to show a clear and urgent focus on addressing environmental, social and governance (ESG) concerns in order to continue to attract capital from investors, according to a new report from EY.

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securities

Global Principles for Sustainable Securities Lending (Global PSSL) has published its revised and updated standards for sustainable securities lending, alongside 17 opening signatories – including Minerva Analytics. 

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Corporate Human Rights Benchmark launched

Top international investment organisations are in talks to launch a new collaboration to promote human rights in the corporate world, according to Responsible Investor.

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Data, Sustainability risks internal audit

Providers of data and ratings for environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors could come under an explicit international regulatory framework to ensure consistency, according to a new report from the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO).

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Australia, Parliament, JobKeeper

With Australian proxy season preparations now underway, the Australian federal authorities are looking to introduce a public register of companies that use the government’s JobKeeper programme. Debates around the proposed bill centre over the impact and fairness of Covid furlough support and a lack of corporate transparency over the uptake and use of wage subsidies.

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TUI AG: shareholders will note deviations from certain UK good governance practices

TUI AG: Board view deviations from UK governance practice as necessary TUI AG holds its 2019 AGM on 12 February and shareholders will note deviations from certain UK good governance practices. This is due to TUI having a primary listing on both the German Stock Exchange and the London Stock Exchange. TUI states that while […]

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Connect Group: shareholders to be satisfied with actions being taken by the Board

Connect Group: Internal control failings identified by the Board FTSE SmallCap Connect Group has recently gone through a shake-up of its executive team following trading and operational concerns, internal control failings, and a fall in share price. In light of these concerns, shareholders will need to be satisfied with the actions being taken by the […]

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ITE Group AGM

ITE Group to seek shareholder approval to amend remuneration policy At FTSE SmallCap ITE Group’s upcoming AGM the board is seeking shareholder approval to amend its remuneration policy and Performance Share Plan (PSP) to allow for enhanced awards to be granted to CEO Mark Shashoua and CFO Andrew Beach in the 2019 financial year. The […]

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Diploma plc: CEO departure deemed to be in the shareholders' interest

Diploma plc: CEO departure deemed to be in the shareholders’ interest FTSE 250 listed Diploma plc appointed in April of 2018 Richard Ingram as Interim Chief Executive ahead of the anticipated retirement of long-serving CEO, Bruce Thompson in May. The Remuneration Committee agreed to compensate Ingram for existing incentives from his previous employment which comprised […]

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Applied Graphene Materials: Shareholders's concerns with the disclosures provided

AIM-listed Applied Graphene Materials holds its AGM on 18 December 2018 and with the elevated awareness of AIM governance standards, it’s worth taking a look at AGM’s AGM disclosures to better understand the differences between what’s expect of main and junior market companies. Good governance disclosures and financial reporting support open and effective dialogue between […]

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