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Eumedion publishes reply to European consultation on non-financial reporting guidelines

The European non-binding guidelines for reporting on non-financial information by companies should be principles-based and should avoid duplication of the reporting frameworks that are already in place. This is one of the key messages in Eumedion's reply to the European Commission's public consultation on possible European non-financial reporting guidelines.

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Eumedion fears that new Dutch corporate governance code erodes independent position of Supervisory Board

A number of proposals from the Dutch Corporate Governance Code Monitoring Committee undermines the principle of independent supervision by the Supervisory Board and should therefore be deleted. This is one of the core elements of Eumedion's comments on the Commitee's proposals for revision of the Dutch Corporate Governance Code.

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Eumedion: more transparency needed on non-financial information by listed companies

A growing number of institutional investors consider sustainability factors when making investment decisions, and an increasing number of them integrate sustainability risks in the standard investment analysis. But there is room for improvement, especially on the disclosure of non-financial information by listed companies. The credibility of this information is not yet comparable to the credibility of financial information. That is the message from Eumedion in its response to the consultation on long-term and sustainable investing, issued by the European Commission.

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Bring them on!; Public support from investors mounts for bringing leases on-balance

A disclosure only solution for leases is comparable with ordering lasagne, and instead of getting lasagne, you are supposed to be happy with the individual ingredients being served… thanks, but no thanks. Martijn Bos, Eumedion's policy advisor audit & reporting, on the ongoing discussion on lease accounting. read more


Dutch Change of Control Gain Capping Rule Ineffective

More than three years after its submission, the Dutch Senate is still in debate about the so-called Claw Back Bill. This Bill is partly inspired by an excessive acquisition bonus, received by Jan Bennink in 2007. The same Jan Bennink recently demonstrated at D.E Master Blenders 1753 that the purpose of "his Bill" could easily be circumvented. The part of the Bill to prevent excessive acquisition bonuses has thus become pure symbolic politics. According to Eumedion Managing Director Rients Abma it would be better to delete that part or strongly to tighten it (in such a way as the proposed Swiss rules under which all payments related to a successful takeover, merger or acquisition to executives will be prohibited). Ineffective legislation will only lead to more social unrest. read more


European Corporate Governance Conference

On 25 May 2016, the 18th European Corporate Governance Conference will take place in Santpoort-Noord. The conference theme is: 'Corporate Social Responsibility in the Boardroom: Disruptive Thoughts, Entrepreneurial Action!' Eumedion Chairman Peter Borgdorff will be one of the speakers. For more information and registration: