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MM&K (part of the GECN group) is pleased to publish its 2022 research on how the largest listed companies across the world use ESG in their incentives, in its report “2022 and Beyond: Global Trends in the use of ESG Plus Metrics in Executive Incentives”. There can be no doubt that businesses are truly under…

February 16, 2022 Read more >

The 2021 – 2022 MM&K / GECN Group research is focused on the role of ESG factors in global executive remuneration and is a continuation to the “2021 and Beyond: Global Executive Incentive Trends The Shift to Non-Financial Measures” Report. The GECN is a group of six independent advisory firms specialising in executive compensation and corporate…

November 4, 2021 Read more >

The first report of the Office of Tax Simplification (“OTS”) when it was published in November 2020 caused headlines with its recommendations around increasing the rate of Capital Gains Tax (“CGT”).  Unsurprisingly, this caused press headlines and a strong response from the business community. In contrast, the publication of their second report into CGT has…

July 5, 2021 Read more >

The 2021 AGM season has been notable for a spate of high-profile challenges to executive remuneration policies. Proxy advisers and institutional shareholders have shown scant regard for status, size or, in some cases, performance. Astra Zeneca received no Government furlough cash, yet made bonus awards and proposed increases to LTI vesting multiples. Shareholders registered a…

June 2, 2021 Read more >

On 18 March, the Government launched a consultation on a series of wide-ranging reforms to modernise the country’s audit and corporate governance regime.  It is a beast of a document – some 230 pages in length.  And every individual involved in governance within an organisation, whether large or small, should take a look at it. …

March 30, 2021 Read more >

As they say in the movies, this is based on a true story. The business had been through a number of transformations before emerging into private equity hands. It was floated on AIM, in something of a hurry, principally to pay down debt. The private equity house retained a stake in the business post-float. During…

March 28, 2021 Read more >

In this article, we review a recent report published by the QCA in conjunction with Henley Business School entitled “ESG in Small and Medium-sized Quoted Companies: Perceptions, Myths and Realities”. ESG (which to remind readers stands for “Environmental, Social and Governance”) has received huge coverage recently, which may have worn the patience of many readers…

November 27, 2020 Read more >

Whether or not you are a December year-end business, the unprecedented year that 2020 has become means that we think all businesses need to a have a good look at their remuneration policies and practices before heading into the New Year. “Making good promises” Did entry into “lockdown” cause you to make hard decisions regarding…

November 27, 2020 Read more >

Every year the GECN Group conducts research into global trends in Corporate Governance. The GECN Group comprises five independent advisory firms specialising in executive remuneration and corporate governance www.gecn.com. GECN Group companies have offices in Los Angeles, New York, London, Kyiv, Geneva, Zurich, Singapore, Melbourne and Sydney. MM&K is the GECN Group company in the…

September 28, 2020 Read more >

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