Funds take the high road over Deliveroo – Daily Mail (This is Money)

Commenting on the shunning of the Deliveroo flotation by leading institutional investors because of corporate governance concerns, Alex Brummer drew attention to Guy Jubb’s intervention ‘at the annual meeting of the biggest beasts, including Shell, to expose governance breaches’ before he retired from Standard Life Investments and he encouraged todays fund managers to spend more time investigating governance breaches.

The Future of the AGM – University of Oxford Business Law Blog

This blog, written jointly with Michael Kind and Lily Tomson, comments on recommendations by ShareAction to transform AGMs from staid, sparse, and perfunctory events, into a genuinely helpful arena for companies, investors, and stakeholders to address the challenges they collectively face. The writers urge their fellow investors, company representatives, stakeholders, and policymakers to grasp the nettle and rise to the challenge by taking steps to deliver their vision for the AGM of the future.

University of Bristol – School of Accounting and Finance – The cost of clean-up: opening the black box of accounting for decommissioning liabilities

In his capacity as Chair of the ICAS Research Panel, Guy Jubb said the research team, led by Professor Giovanna Michelon, shone a light very specifically on accounting for the increasingly significant costs of decommissioning and clean-up operations in polluting industries. This is a complex aspect of accounting which is not generally well understood but as companies respond to environmental concerns it cannot be ignored.

What coronavirus tells company boards about the next crisis

This article by Andrew Hill, the FT’s Management Editor, draws on a global webinar arranged in the early days of the pandemic by the European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI) of which Guy Jubb was the Chair at the time. He is quoted in the article, emphasising the importance of boards ensuring ‘they have the right modus operandi to handle future waves of this pandemic, or comparable global threats’. [Financial Times Paywall]