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The BEIS Inquiry on Corporate Governance

PIRC appreciates that this inquiry reflects the concerns expressed in the report on the corporate governance failings highlighted by the Committee’s recent inquiries into BHS and Sports Direct, and in the wake of commitments from the Prime Minister to overhaul corporate governance.

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PIRC Welcomes ‘Shareholder Committees’ in new High Pay Centre Report

1 September 2016 I A broad welcome has been given by PIRC to a new report addressing short termism and challenging shareholder apathy in trying to improve company corporate governance.

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LAPFF Joins Clinical Trials Disclosure Campaign

4th August 2015 | UK Local Authority Funds add to Investor Pressure for Transparency from Global Pharmaceutical Industry

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HMRC Launches Tax Compliance Consultation

28th July 2015 | Improved Transparency Sought but Key Information to Remain Undisclosed

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MEPs Vote to Strengthen Shareholder Rights Directive

21st July 2015 | Country by Country tax reporting, shareholder transparency and voting on pay all given boost by EU Parliament

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FTSE 100 Reaches Initial Davies Target on Diversity

14th July 2015 | Female Representation on Biggest Boards Tips 25% but Steep Climb Yet For FTSE 350

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UK Regulators Announce New Remuneration Rules

30th June 2015 | Tighter Conditions on Bonus Payments and Clawbacks Now in Pipeline

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The Transatlantic Gap-What To Do about Chevron and Exxon?

16th June 2015| Shareholders Mull Range of Engagement and Resolution Options for 2016 AGMs

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European Shareholder Rights Directive up for Vote in July

June 9th 2015 | Country by Country tax transparency in the balance as MEPs ponder historic vote on wide ranging corporate governance reforms.

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Is Shell about to Leave ALEC?

2nd June 2015 | Opening for shareholder engagement as pressure grows over membership of climate denier lobby group

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Global Bank Misconduct Bill Closes in on Quarter Trillion

2nd June 2015 | Shareholders and customers foot an enormous bill for malfeasance but jail sentences still a distant mirage

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Transatlantic Gap in Oil and Gas Grows

26th May 2015 | Energy companies divide as shareholder groups move closer

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Call for Transparency on Asset Manager AGM Votes

26th May 2015 | Closer Alignment With Stewardship Code Needed says Share Action

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Record UK Shareholder Vote in Favour Of Labour Resolution

May 19th 2015| But National Express Board Remains Unmoved

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AGM Voting Out in the Open

5th May 2015 | Pre Meeting Transparency by LGS Australia - a Pointer to the Future

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National Express under More International Scrutiny

28th April 2015 | Pressure Over US Labour Standards Grows in Run Up to AGM

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BP AGM-Who’s Next to Aim for A?

21st April 2015 | Can investor groups establish a new global standard for climate risk transparency and disclosure?

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Louise Davidson Appointed CEO of ACSI

13th April 2015 | New Leader for Peak Australian Investor ESG Council

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Global Corporate Tax Gap in the Multi-Billions Says MSCI

14th April 2015 | Meanwhile LAPFF Seeks Tax Transparency from the FTSE 100

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