Investors’ engagement crucial to more sustainable financial sector

Guest post by:
Magnus Furugård, President and Managing Director, GES International, a Manifest partner

Asset owners and asset managers should engage more strongly on ESG performance with the banks in order to contribute to a more sustainable financial sector, a recent survey by GES concludes.… Read the rest

Merry Christmas from Manifest

Wishing all our friends and followers a
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Happy Christmas 2012

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EU Action Plan on European Company Law & Corporate Governance

 The European Commission this week (12/12/12) set out its 16 priorities for promoting sustainable and competitive companies in the EU. After two years of investigation, the Commission has decided to focus it’s workplan on three main areas:

  • Transparency
  • Long-Term Shareholder Engagement
  • Company Law Reforms


  • Increasing transparency on board diversity and risk management;
  • Improving corporate governance reporting;
  • Better shareholder identification;
  • Strengthening transparency rules for institutional investors on their voting and engagement policies.
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