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. The current situation in the industry, where the trust in More…

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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 Transparency Increasing transparency on board diversity and risk management; Improving corporate governance reporting; Better shareholder identification; Strengthening More…

More simplicity with more flexibility in new remuneration guidance

The Association of British Insurers have published the 2012 update to their Principles of Remuneration, with a number of key changes focusing on simpler remuneration structures while offering flexibility for special cases. Two new paragraphs have been inserted in the Principles, while content from the former Appendix is moved to an expanded Guidance section as part of More…

De-mystifying Directors Pay

 What should directors be paid? When and how to motivate for sustainable returns are key questions for remuneration committees and shareholders alike.  On the face of it they are easy questions to ask but good answers require a detailed framework of knowledge. To help shed some light on the complexities of executive remuneration,  Manifest’s long standing associate Cliff More…