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Responsible Business Week: showcasing companies that make a positive impact - news

By Amanda MacKenzie, Chief Executive, Business in the Community — Business comes in for a lot of criticism, from excessive executive pay to how much corporation tax is paid, and there is a...

Companies may have to reveal pay gap between executives and employees - news

By Brian Collett — Britain’s biggest companies may have to reveal the gap between their senior executives’ remuneration and the average pay of their employees.   ...

Is CSR Dead? A Challenge at the National CSR and Sustainability Conference - news

By Adam Woodhall At the first National CSR & Sustainability Conference , held in London last month, the provocative question "Is CSR dead?" was posed. The question was...

UK businesses need a long-term growth agenda: report - news

by Vikas Vij — Over the past few decades, British business has made significant progress in many areas – from better governance to leading in major industries. However, there are a...

BMW comes top in global sustainability rankings - news

Corporate Knights, the Canadian-based media and research company, has published its 2016 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World (Global 100) ranking. Companies that make the...

Better disclosure improves link between pay and performance - news

More than a quarter of Britain’s biggest companies are reported to be hiding the criteria by which they award bonuses to their senior executives. Disclosure is required under rules...

Sweetening the deal for sustainability? - news

More and more companies are linking staff pay and bonuses to sustainability performance. Is it a fad, or a genuine tool to drive employee engagement at scale? And is it having the desired...

Taking the right route to restoring public trust? - news

With public trust in big business remaining fragile, the IBE and CISI have relaunched Investing in Integrity (IiI) is a chartermark, founded in 2012, which enables an organisation to reassure...

Women failing to aim for top City firms - news

New data on City bonuses from salary benchmarking site, Emoulment.com , shows that women are not aiming for employment at top firms at the outset of their careers. Fresh out of university,...

Making the leap into a sustainable new year? - news

A new year, a fresh start... but how many organisations will boast new resolutions? Ethical Performance talks to key industry players about what they believe will be the prime sustainability...

Public trust in business remains fragile - news

Tax avoidance and executive pay are still firmly on the agenda as issues the British public thinks business needs to address, according to the latest survey of public opinion about business...

Public opinion of business improving, but trust remains fragile - news

Tax avoidance and executive pay are still firmly on the agenda as issues the British public thinks business needs to address, according to the latest survey of public opinion about business...

Boardroom pay just gets bigger and bigger, says TUC - news

Forty nine minutes after returning to work after the 2013 New Year break Britain's highest paid director earned as much as a worker on the living wage earns in a year, according to new TUC...

Radical action urged over executive pay levels - news

Radical action by the UK government to cap executive earnings has been urged by the High Pay Centre. The centre, an independent think tank that monitors executives’ remuneration,...

New round of bankers’ bonuses draws more anger - news

Banks have drawn more criticism with their new round of large salary and bonus announcements. Much of the anger results from Barclays’ revelation that the number of its staff on...

Taking a gamble on greater responsibility - news

At the time of writing I am waiting to hear details of how bookmaker Ladbrokes is going to measure success in its promise to link executive pay to efforts to tackle problem gambling. The...

Barclays under fire over executive pay - news

Heavy criticism of high bonuses from business and political figures has been directed again at the UK’s Barclays Bank – where chief executive Antony Jenkins has attempted to shine up...

Korean executives evade new laws on disclosure of earnings - news

New regulations require listed companies in South Korea to report exactly how much individual executives earning over KRW 500 million received the previous year. The rule applies to...

Workers on boards could rein in executive pay, says TUC - news

Allowing workers to sit on company boards would mean top executives’ pay was set at more reasonable levels, according to a new report from the Trades Union Congress (TUC). The TUC has...

Workers on boards could rein in executive pay, says TUC - news

Allowing workers to sit on company boards would mean top executives' pay was set at more reasonable levels, according to a new report from the Trades Union Congress (TUC). The TUC has...

Senior staff pay at leading charities comes under scrutiny - news

Pay guidelines will be issued to UK charities in the wake of revelations that some chief executives are receiving six-figure salaries. The National Council for Voluntary Organisations,...

UKSIF in drive to convince investors of long-term benefits of active ownership - news

While fund managers have often been the focus of those looking for more sustainable investment approaches, UKSIF chief executive Penny Shepherd tells Mike Scott how their attention is moving to...

Executive pay increasingly linked to sustainability performance - news

Executive remuneration is increasingly being linked to companies’ sustainability performance, with shareholder interest in the issues strengthening, according to a study by business...

Remuneration packages spark shareholder revolts - news

Shareholders have finally challenged and changed company decisions after weeks of high-profile campaigning over pay deals and executive elections in the UK. Now further rebellions are...

Malaysian stock exchange bolsters disclosure requirements - news

The Malaysian stock exchange has bolstered its listing requirements on disclosure, and issued a guide to raise standards in the area. Bursa Malaysia has made its rules more stringent on...

Rising bonuses spark anger but little action - news

A storm is brewing around UK executive salaries and bonuses as top pay levels outstrip performance and political lines are drawn on the issue of irresponsible remuneration. Independent...

Pension fund pledges to take tougher stance human rights - news

One of the world’s largest institutional investors has said it will aim to be more ‘active’ and ‘robust’ on corporate governance in its dealings with companies....

Spain passes new disclosure regime - news

A new Sustainable Environment Act strengthening disclosure requirements has been passed in Spain. The law makes two corporate governance provisions, greatly increasing requirements for executive...

inbrief - news

Rules requiring advisory votes on executive pay at US-listed companies have been adopted by the US Securities and Exchange Commission in response to the recently passed Dodd-Frank Act on Wall...

Trust in UK business rises - news

UK public opinion over the ethics of British business remains divided, although there has been a marked shift toward greater trust in the past year. Just over half of respondents to an Ipsos MORI...

new governance rules respond to risk issues - news

The UK Corporate Governance Code establishes fresh  principles on gender diversity, debate in the boardroom, and pay – but the real emphasis is on risk the background Since the first...

Netherlands leads the way as CSR goals influence pay - news

Two Dutch companies are to link senior executive pay to social and environmental performance. Life sciences group DSM and mail business TNT will join a growing band of companies that have...

Pay was 2009’s major lapse - news

Executive pay and the treatment of staff were among the UK’s most common ‘ethical lapses’ in 2009 – and the finance sector was the most prone to problems. Research...

Shareholders 'must have right to curb fat cat pay' - news

European governments should move swiftly to introduce laws that require executive pay to be subject to binding shareholder votes, the European Sustainable Investment Forum (Eurosif) has said....

executive pay frozen and bonuses linked to sustainability at Shell - news

Oil giant Shell has announced that it will limit executive pay and consider sustainability performance in its future bonuses. Shell will link 20 per cent of performance measurements to the...

Bank crisis has hit trust in all firms - news

Banking failures have severely dented trust in all British business – especially among younger people, says an Ipsos Mori poll.   The survey found the proportion of 16 – 34...

Swiss firms will put pay to vote - news

Two Swiss financial institutions have agreed to submit their executive pay deals to a vote at their annual meetings. Swiss Re and Zurich Financial Services have made the move after a group...

Goldman Sachs targeted on executive pay - news

Shareholders at the investment bank Goldman Sachs have moved to stop the payout of large bonuses at the company, which is preparing to award executives billions of dollars. Goldman Sachs, which...

Getting to grips with executive pay: a litmus test for the CSR profession - news

Many people were caught with their pants down when the global financial crisis erupted a year ago – and CSR practitioners were among them. A key role of a corporate responsibility...

inbrief - news

The German government has announced new rules on executive pay that are among the strictest in Europe. Legislation passed this month will allow supervisory boards to vote on pay packages at general...

Why an SRI pioneer feels that ‘the time is right’ - news

Mike Scott talks to Walden Asset Management’s Tim Smith, who’s in bullish mood about changing attitudes to to risk and, more specifically, issues such as excessive executive pay and...

Executive pay: a battle for hearts as well as minds - news

Mike Scott talks to Tom Powdrill of investor advisor PIRC, which wants an overhaul not just of the rules on executive remuneration but of the way that investors – especially trustees...

How to act responsibly when jobs are on the line? - news

As the recession leads to significant cutbacks in all business sectors around the world, EP looks at some recommended good practice on ‘downsizing’ in an ethical manner...

Why the executive pay experience gives useful pointers on taxation - news

The worldwide backlash against ‘fat cat’ pay, particularly in the part-nationalised financial sector ( see page one ), offers a salutary lesson for those who have tried to locate...

Executive pay emerges as full-blown CSR issue - news

Pressure on companies to tackle excessive executive pay has ratcheted up significantly in the past month as investors and politicians around the world have begun to force the issue into the...

Why SRI could be propelled into the spotlight - news

Mike Scott talks to pioneering ethical investment advocate Peter Kinder about his belief that the current financial turbulence could teach mainstream investors the wisdom of long-term thinking...

Funds attack ‘fat cat’ pay at largest five Swiss firms - news

Institutional investors in Switzerland are to make a rare foray into shareholder activism next year in an effort to curb irresponsible levels of executive pay at some of the country’s...

The Financial Crisis - news

A failure of risk management on a massive scale The crisis has exposed shortcomings and omissions in some ESG research, but will increase demand for non-financial information on...

Corpocracy - news

Robert A G Monks . Hardback. 252 pages. Wiley. £15.99/$29.95 This book is a call for action to restore fiduciary responsibility and expunge lip-service accountability from US...

McCain and Obama on corporate responsibility - news

EP examines the policy plans on corporate responsibility that have been revealed by the two US presidential contenders in the early days of their race to the White House Barring the...

inbrief - news

Insurance group Aflac has become the first big US company to hold a shareholder vote on executive pay. American companies are not required by law to have such votes, but Aflac’s decision...

after a slow start, CSR has seen off all challengers - news

When the first issue of Ethical Performance appeared in May 1999, the dotcom bubble had not yet burst, presidents Bill Clinton and Saddam Hussein were in power, UK prime minister Tony Blair was...

institutional investors offered rating service - news

A corporate responsibility rating service focusing on business risks has been created by Pirc. The GovernancePlus Rating Service extends the UK-based governance adviser’s existing analysis to...

Aflac tries to set voting trend on fat cat pay - news

The insurance company Aflac has become the first big US company to offer its shareholders a vote on executive pay. The Fortune 200 corporation made the announcement shortly after...

social issues to the fore as annual meeting votes draw near - news

This year’s proxy voting season  in the US looks like being one of the liveliest yet. Activist investors, buoyed by recent successes, sense that on key issues such as executive pay, climate...

investors press Securities and Exchange Commission on pay - news

Institutional investors have urged the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to allow shareholder advisory votes on executive remuneration. Thirteen investment groups from five...

make more use of KPIs, reporters are told - news

Britain’s insurance industry has asked businesses to improve the quality of their disclosures through greater use of key performance indicators (KPIs) when reporting publicly on their social and...

activists still playing it tough with Wal-Mart - news

Socially responsible investors appear in no mood to ease the pressure on retail giant Wal-Mart, despite its dramatic recent announcement that it will adopt a range of CSR measures. Members...

get rewards right ‘and CSR success will follow’ - news

The most important thing company boards can do to promote corporate responsibility is to redesign executive pay incentives to take greater account of long-term performance, according to findings...

pension body fights shy of CSR policy - news

The UK pension industry's trade body has decided against producing guidelines on corporate social responsibility and socially responsible investment. The National Association of Pension...

PruPIM puts CSR ball in senior executives’ court - news

One of the UK’s largest property investment management companies has asked senior executives to lead progress on eight different aspects of corporate responsibility. Prudential Property...

Hewitt idea fails to find favour - news

Companies and investors have given a lukewarm response to a UK government call for them jointly to develop best practice guidelines on executive pay. The UK’s trade and industry secretary Patricia...

social reporters guilty of ‘portrayal gap’ - news

Companies are too soft on themselves when divulging information in their social reports, an academic study has found. Carol Adams, head of the School of Accounting at Deakin University in...

Calvert turns mirror on itself - news

One of the best-known SRI asset managers in the US has practised what it preaches by publishing its first sustainability report. Maryland-based Calvert has tabled 14 shareholder resolutions in...

inbrief - news

The European Commission has urged businesses to disclose full details of their executive pay packages and give shareholders more say in how those pay levels are decided. The recommendation, which...

investors and boards agree uneasy truce - news

Peace talks aimed at soothing the strained relationship between UK investors and companies over CSR and corporate governance issues have concluded with an agreement to hold...

why Timms believes the best is still to come - news

The world’s only corporate social responsibility minister tells EP how two new government measures will have a ‘significant’ impact on the spread of CSR Stephen Timms may have...

Hewitt backs off on ‘fat cats’ - news

Legislation to curb executive pay has been ruled out by the UK government, after long deliberation. Trade and industry secretary Patricia Hewitt has said increased...

inbrief - news

Businesses should publicly report chief executives’ salaries as a multiple of other employees’ average earnings, the Association of Chartered Certified...

inbrief - news

A survey of 1400 UK retail shareholders has found that six per cent of them claimed to have sold shares in protest at large executive salary increases they believed...

inbrief - news

Executive pay is the most urgent corporate responsibility issue that business needs to address, according to a poll of the British public. The Mori survey, carried out...

drugs sector given two years to improve performance - news

A major institutional investor has said the pharmaceutical industry needs to significantly improve its performance on corporate social responsibility over the next two...

UK investors mobilize votes on executive pay - news

Excessive director pay has dominated the UK’s spring annual general meeting season, with several companies reporting up to 30 per cent of shareholders voting against pay...

inbrief - news

The point at which executive pay becomes ‘excessive’ is to be explored in a research project led by the UK’s Leicester Business School. The four-year study,...

executive pay and the social responsibilities of investors - news

Executive pay has always occupied an odd position in the debate about the social responsibilities of companies. In the past, it has tended to fall within the realm of corporate...

US resolutions challenge executive pay structures - news

Executive pay is emerging as a focus for shareholder action in the US. ‘Excessive’ executive compensation and linking the pay of directors in part to the...

beware: government will step in if companies fail to self-regulate - news

The announcement that the UK government may require companies to disclose details of individual directors’ pay packages is an important milestone in the development of...

annual votes on pay aim to curb ‘fat cats’ - news

Plans by the UK government to give shareholders the right to an annual vote on directors’ pay are to be unveiled before Christmas. A consultation document on draft...

share activists back social issues at AGMs - news

Labour standards and fair employment were the subjects most frequently raised by shareholder activists during this year’s US annual meeting season, according to an analysis...

CIS makes managers socially accountable - news

A leading UK insurer is to include a ‘social accountability dimension’ in the job descriptions of all its managers. The decision by Co-operative Insurance Services (CIS)...

social links to directors’ pay gain credence - news

US companies are increasingly linking executive pay levels to the social and environmental performance of their businesses, according to a study from Business for Social...

fund seeks child labour talks - news

Four UK high street retailers have been approached by pension fund representatives to discuss their policies on child labour. WH Smith, Signet, Boots, and JJB Sports...

inbrief - news

Chief executive pay in the UK’s top 100 listed companies rose by 18 per cent in the year to May 2000, according to a study by Hay Management Consultants.

inbrief - news

Camelot Group has said it will abolish bonus schemes for directors if it retains the contract to run the UK national lottery. The company board has also acted to stem...

executive pay levels add weight to minister's words - news

The UK government has been handed more ammunition in its campaign against high levels of executive pay by a study that shows financial rewards for directors in Britain bear...

BA to introduce social and ethical sourcing for its suppliers - news

British Airways is to introduce a social dimension to its supplier guidelines as part of an update of its purchasing statement. The statement, which applies to all new and...

insurers say transparency is crucial on executive pay - news

The Association of British Insurers (ABI) has told UK companies they should tighten up on executive pay by making performance-related awards more transparent. In a statement of...

audit has got to be warts and all - news

The first ethical fitness check is under way at Camelot. Sue Slipman has overall responsibility for bringing the audit to completion Sue Slipman rarely aims low. Less than a year...

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