Whatever we're told about shareholder primacy, their rights to control companies are actually very limited.
There is no denying that the shareholder model of business needs countering, but this doesn't mean IOFs are the best remedy.
Don't expect institutional investors to become activists for change to make corporations more responsible. More direct approaches are urgently needed.
How are oil companies positioning themselves for a post-carbon world? So far, cautiously.
What and who businesses exist to serve is an age-old debate – but it's nearly always been driven by the bottom line.
For the first time in South African company law, courts can declare directors delinquent. This new remedy must not be abused by those with the power to use it.
Late trains, anxiety, stressful commutes, disruption to family life – just some of the woes of train customers.
A new kind of capitalism is emerging in which companies value communities, the environment and workers just as much as profits. Even the Business Roundtable agrees.
Shareholder pressure and influence brings with it the quest for short-term returns at the expense of longer-term creativity and innovation.
All companies with over 250 employees would be required to have one third of its board comprised of employee representatives.
High CEO compensation angers the public, particularly when it doesn't seemed tied to performance. But as a whole, trends in executive compensation are consistent with fundamental economic forces.
Businesses who pay dividends to shareholders with tax credits attached pay more tax, new research finds.
Spotify chose an unconventional route for its listing on the New York Stock Exchange. But its gutsy move will be a worry for the banks and doesn't guarantee a net benefit for the company.
Zuckerberg's control over the way Facebook is run far outstrips his shareholdings. That can be a problem when scandals hit.
Shareholders appear to achieve greater returns from corporations which are less aggressive tax planners and pay a greater percentage of tax, according to a new pilot study.
A change in the ownership of the South African Reserve Bank from private shareholders to government shouldn't impact the constitutional mandate of the central bank in any way.
The CBA's response to AUSTRAC's claims means shareholders will be assisted in part of their class action claims, but a lot still needs to be proved.
New research reveals a happy work force is likely to increase a business's profitability.
Workers will soon get to see just how fat the fat cats have become.
When rowdy shareholders start battering at the door, CEOs should take a leaf from their playbook.