Eumedion is the forum and source for corporate governance and sustainability.
Eumedion welcomes the proposals of the International Auditing and Assurance Board (IAASB) to improve the audit quality. This is the core of Eumedion's comments on a consultation by the global audit standards setter.read more
The required disclosure of net short positions above 0.5% is valuable for institutional investors. This is stated in Eumedion's response to ESMA’s Call for Evidence on the functioning of the European Short Selling Regulation.read more
Eumedion is positive about the Corporate Governance Action Plan, published by the European Commission in December 2012. It supports almost all the measures announced. This is the key message of a Eumedion letter sent today to the European Commission.read more
The path towards integrating environmental, social and governance (ESG) aspects in the agenda of institutional investors and companies seems to be complex and confusing. We believe the main reason for this is that, so far, institutional investors and companies alike are struggling to accept ESG as a driver for long-term value creation. Many still seem to regard ESG as a moral obligation; resulting in box ticking, not in higher quality investments. In many countries, including the Netherlands, focus on ESG is considered to be an integral part of business, as well as a responsibility for investors. It is included in several corporate governance codes and investor codes, such as the UK’s Stewardship Code. In the Netherlands Eumedion, the representative of institutional investors, has issued best practices on engaged shareholdership, stipulating for example for ESG to be integrated into engagement with listed companies. It’s time pension funds and other institutional investors calibrate their compass.read more
Many companies around the world have discovered they can benefit financially from integrating environmental, social and governance (ESG) targets in their daily operations and strategy. At the same time institutional investors are more aware of their role as responsible shareholders after the devastation left by the credit crisis. read more
ABI Investment Conference
On December 12, 2012, the Association of British Insurers (ABI) will hold its annual Investment Conference. A range of corporate governance issues will be discussed. Eumedion's Executive Director Rients Abma will participate in a panel discussion on the European corporate governance agenda. Find here more information on the Conference and the registration procedure.