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Should investors be more accountable?

Shareholders have an important role in enhancing governance performance.

The growing impact of rising shareholder class actions

Boards are caught in the middle of rising shareholder class actions and increasing D&O insurance costs. Here’s what directors need to know.

Climate-related disclosures on governance horizon

Task Force for Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) provides recommendations that keep investors up to date on risks.

Research round-up

Here is a snapshot of latest academic and market research on governance issues, ranging from board purpose, to cyber security, AGMs, board committees and PhD directors.

Stakeholder engagement with Dr Ziggy Switkowski AO

Covering the shifting sands of shareholder expectations, proxy adviser oversight and AGM reform, Dr Ziggy Switkowski AO FAICD discusses his views on the current state of the stakeholder engagement lan...

Uber 'dual' comes to an end

As Uber sets about cleaning up its culture and its image, its board voted last week to remove its dual class share structure, reducing the power of former CEO Travis Kalanick.

Directors' Counsel: Trouble in paradise

Are shareholders better of relying on personal rights rather than suing directors for alleged breaches of duty, asks Prof Bob Baxt AO FAICDLife.

Integrated Reporting: The whole picture

Australian companies and boards are playing catch-up as investors demand more information on their strategies to build long-term value.

The regulator: Increasing shareholder engagement

Technology has an important role to play in enhancing shareholder engagement and participation in annual general meetings, writes John Price.

Federal Court affirms Brickworks and Soul Pattinson directors had companies’ best interests in mind

A Federal Court decision in the long-running Perpetual-Brickworks/Soul Pattinson litigation appears to underline existing principles relating to directorship and governance.
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