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13 July 2021

More balance, less boasting

This article was first published in the Financial Mail on 8 July 2021.

Reading corporate reports has always been a somewhat soul-destroying business. But the pressure on companies to demonstrate their environmental, social and governance (ESG) credentials is giving rise to longer and increasingly fragmented corporate disclosures that fail to provide a balanced account of impacts, and... continued

8 July 2021

Time for the JSE to walk its talk on climate

This article was first published in the Business Day on 6 July 2021.

In its public reports, and at public events, the JSE repeatedly trumpets its “sustainability credentials”. When it comes to action, however, the JSE has not taken even some of the most basic steps required by the many grand global initiatives in which it plays a role.

The JSE has been a signatory to the... continued

21 June 2021

Just Share 2021 AGM Roundup 1: 21 May – 9 June

Just Share has attended seven virtual annual general meetings (AGMs) since 21 May 2021:

  • Old Mutual Limited: 21 May
  • Standard Bank Group Limited: 27 May
  • Exxaro Resources Limited: 27 May
  • Nedbank Group Limited: 28 May
  • JSE Limited: 3 June
  • Absa Group Limited: 4 June
  • Sanlam Limited: 9 June

At these AGMs, we have asked company directors and executives a total of 22 questions... continued

10 June 2021

Why mind the wage gap?

This article was first published in the Financial Mail on 10 June 2021.

Trade, industry & competition minister Ebrahim Patel recently announced that his department would table amendments to the Companies Act aimed at tackling “the gross injustice of executive pay”. These will require disclosure of the wage gap between a company’s highest and lowest earners.

Looking at the public responses to... continued


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