Santos

A quarter of shareholders of Australian energy company Santos have voted against the company’s executive pay plans, according to Reuters. 

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remuneration

The Investment Association has warned UK companies they must align executive remuneration with stakeholder experience in new recommendations.

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Investor Forum embraces ‘stakeholder capitalism’

In a second blog post in our series on Australia’s upcoming AGM season, Minerva provides an overview of the remuneration strike system and identifies key remuneration votes to look out for in 2021. This blog article is based on analysis from Minerva’s upcoming Australia Peak Season Preview briefing – say hello@minerva.info for more information.

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Investor Forum embraces ‘stakeholder capitalism’

The majority of Europe’s biggest financial institutions already have in place – or will have soon – remuneration packages linked to environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) performance, a report has revealed. 

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Board Gender Diversity in Europe

Some of the UK’s largest pension investors have collaborated to establish a formal, repeatable diversity assessment and improvement process.

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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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diversity

Businesses that encourage boardroom gender diversity achieve better financial results, new research has found.

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StanChart boss pay slashed 29%

StanChart boss pay slashed 29% CEO Bill Winters’ pay packet has been reduced to £3.8m The CEO of Standard Chartered has seen his pay packet slashed by 29% with the bank reporting heavy profit falls due to the fallout from Covid-19. This means chief Bill Winters’ pay packet for the year has fallen to £3.8m, […]

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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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