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Corporate governance can seem like a daunting task for any organization to undertake. Some organizations do it because they fall within specific codes, others consider doing it, but the thought and the process overwhelms them to a point of choosing to do the bare minimum, or nothing at all. It is important for companies to…

November 22, 2022 Read more >

MM&K (the UK partner firm in the GECN group) is soon to publish its 2022/23 research on how the world’s largest firms use ESG (environmental, social, governance) metrics in their executive incentive plans. Pre-order your free copy here. Environmental metrics appear to have truly flourished across the world this year. All regions reported an increase,…

November 22, 2022 Read more >

The FRC (soon to become ARGA) is about to review the provisions of the UK Corporate Governance Code, which is applicable to companies having a premium listing on the London Stock Exchange. An informal consultation process, which will include organisations like the QCA, is scheduled to commence at the end of this month. This will…

October 12, 2022 Read more >

ESG is a growing characteristic of executive remuneration plans, with 58% of FTSE 100 companies including these metrics in their reward packages – up from 45% in 2020. According to a 2021 PwC Survey amongst Corporate Directors, 94% support the inclusion of non-financial targets in executive compensation plans. But aside from this, why should companies…

September 15, 2022 Read more >

According to the press, Goldman Sachs economists are predicting a recession later this year and that UK inflation will rise to more than 22% next year. The pound is weak against both the US dollar and the euro. Questions are being asked about how can businesses, communities and individuals survive this latest economic crisis. Inflation…

September 15, 2022 Read more >

We don’t live in a perfect world nor a perfect meritocracy, but – generally – aren’t people who miss a promotion simply not up to scratch? Thanks to ruthless market forces, a company has a strong incentive to select only the best (barring any nepotism) since empowering low-performers should promptly acquaint a company with its…

September 13, 2022 Read more >

Is there anything you miss about the nineties? Fortunately, you did not access this article via dial-up (hopefully). Unfortunately, inflation has reached as high as 9.1%, last seen in 1990 when Germany was still split in two. Non-executive directors (NEDs) are typically paid an annual basic fee, but there is usually opportunity to supplement this…

July 19, 2022 Read more >

As remuneration experts, MM&K consult on all areas of pay and incentives for the companies we advise. Part of our service may also require an element of ‘Job Matching’ which is the process of evaluating a job role based on its responsibilities and capabilities and then identifying which level it sits at within a company’s…

July 19, 2022 Read more >

Recently, the FT reported on investor concerns about Government proposals to review current rules on paying NEDs in shares or share options. The Government wants to see if they impose any unnecessary restrictions on NEDs becoming fully invested in the future success of the companies of which they are directors. This raises questions about the…

July 19, 2022 Read more >

On 31 May, following a long consultation process, the Government published its responses to proposals intended to restore trust in audit and corporate governance. The Government’s responses significantly dilute many of the initial proposals for reform, a move which is likely to provide some welcome relief to the boards of smaller listed and AIM companies…

June 29, 2022 Read more >

Last month, the FCA published PS22/3 heralding changes to the Disclosure Transparency Rules and the Listing Rules designed to benefit investors by improving transparency about board and executive management diversity. For accounting periods starting on or after 1 April 2022, listed companies (broadly, UK and overseas issuers with equity shares, or certificates representing equity shares,…

May 25, 2022 Read more >

Having a strong remuneration structure in place is a must for any business as it will underpin any successful retention policy.  However, as the old saying goes “money isn’t everything”. When working with clients on reviewing their “reward policy”, one of the areas that can be looked at is the dynamic around how people are…

May 25, 2022 Read more >

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