Corporate access Archive

Mar 25, 2022
The week in investor relations: ‘Rooney Rule’ not driving change, Nomura tops Japan corporate access survey and the end of globalization as we know it
– US companies have adopted the ‘Rooney Rule’ – a practice of interviewing minority candidates for top jobs – but it hasn’t led to more diverse C-suites, according to Bloomberg. In recent years, the Rooney Rule has gone from barely being mentioned in the corporate world to being adopted by at least 100 public companies for rec...
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Mar 24, 2022
CII updates policies on AGMs and poison pills
The Council of Institutional Investors’ (CII) members approved revisions to the group’s corporate governance policies on shareowner meetings and poison pills during CII’s recent spring conference. The updated CII policy states: ‘Companies should consider that many investors have a preference for in-person meetings, but companies should also be afforded the flexibility to choose an in-pe...
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Feb 18, 2022
The week in investor relations: Engagement over divestment on ESG, Himalayan yogi scandal at India bourse and JPMorgan moves into the metaverse
– ‘We believe active involvement and engagement with the companies in the portfolio, as opposed to taking a divestment strategy or avoiding the asset class, actually leads to better returns in terms of investor protection,’ John Galloway, global head of investment stewardship at Vanguard Group, told ...
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Jan 21, 2022
The week in investor relations: Bankers back to desks, LSE’s hybrid plans and Larry Fink defends stakeholder capitalism as not ‘woke’
– Goldman Sachs, Citigroup and Man Group are among the firms asking London staff to get back to their desks after the UK dropped its work-from-home guidance, reported Bloomberg (paywall). Goldman employees are being asked to return in line with the government’s announcement on Wednesday, the news agency said, citing a person f...
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