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Institutional investors urge Dutch listed companies to nominate more female executive and supervisory directors

Institutional investors have urged Dutch companies to take more actions towards achieving a more gender balanced executive and supervisory board. They believe that progress made in appointing more female executive and supervisory directors in the past five years is disappointing and requires companies to accelerate their board refreshment process and to upgrade their talent management programme. To this end, Eumedion has sent a letter to all Ducht listed companies that have not yet reached the legal target of at least 30% female executive and supervisory directors.

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Eumedion requests Dutch listed companies to better report on long-term value creation and diversity

Eumedion has requested all Dutch listed companies to better report on their view to create long-term value for all stakeholders, including the wider society, and their strategy to realise this. Better reporting on the long-term value creation model will be one of the Eumedion focus points for the 2019 reporting and proxy season, as reflected in the recently sent 2019 Eumedion Focus Letter.

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Eumedion expresses general support for EU legislation on sustainable finance

Eumedion generally supports the proposals of the European Commission aiming for sustainable European capital markets. A series of draft regulations that were published in May lay the foundation for an EU framework which puts environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations at the heart of the financial system. However, Eumedion has some reservations about a number of specific proposals, and doubts the usefulness and necessity of the proposal to amend the Benchmark Regulation. That is the key message of Eumedion’s response to the legislative proposals from 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


ICGN Amsterdam Conference 2019

The International Corporate Governance Network (ICGN) will return to The Netherlands for its first event of 2019.  To be held in Amsterdam, the  birthplace of shareholder activism, it will be hosted by Eumedion at the Beurs Van Berlage on 12 & 13 of February 2019. ICGN and Eumedion are currently developing the conference agenda and request that you save the date - we hope to see you in Amsterdam in February!