Responsible Corporate Governance

Towards Sustainable and Effective Governance Structures

  • Maria Aluchna
  • Samuel O. Idowu

Part of the CSR, Sustainability, Ethics & Governance book series (CSEG)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Maria Aluchna, Samuel O. Idowu
    Pages 1-7
  3. Reforming Towards Best Practice

  4. Balancing Stakeholders and Shareholders

  5. Developing New Tools

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 205-205
    2. Sunday Chukwunedu Okaro, Gloria Ogochukwu Okafor
      Pages 247-263
    3. Rute Abreu, Liliane Cristina Segura, Marco Milani, Fátima David
      Pages 265-285
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 287-292

About this book

Introduction

This book discusses the tasks and functions of corporate governance in the light of current challenges and the dynamics that arise from a broader approach to company management and the integration of corporate governance with corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainability. Addressing the corporate governance shortcomings that are believed to have contributed to the recent financial crisis, it explores the interplay between corporate governance and CSR, and includes examples of company practice to show how such changes affect the practices of shareholders, boards of directors and regulators. In particular, the book examines shareholders’ activities, their different investment strategies, specific reporting expectations and the submission of proposals to the annual meeting. Further, for boards of directors it explores the need to revise their tasks with respect to the criteria for executive appointments, their corporate strategy, performance measures and diversity recommendations, while for directors it provides recommendations to reconsider the structure of executive pay and performance incentives. Lastly, for regulators the book investigates the need to introduce new laws addressing, for instance, the need for integrated reporting, limiting the voice of short term oriented shareholders and providing guidelines for executive compensation.

Keywords

responsible governance stakeholder management executive compensation regulatory stakeholders board of directors balanced stakeholder expectations governance shortcomings

Editors and affiliations

  • Maria Aluchna
    • 1
  • Samuel O. Idowu
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Management TheoryWarsaw School of EconomicsWarsawPoland
  2. 2.Guildhall Faculty of Business and LawLondon Metropolitan UniversityLondonUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-55206-4
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Business and Management
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-55205-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-55206-4
  • Series Print ISSN 2196-7075
  • Series Online ISSN 2196-7083
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