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Eumedion rejects the idea that European Commission should be able to unilaterally amend IFRS reporting standards

For decades the European Union (EU) has been a driving force behind the ambition of a single set of high quality globally accepted financial reporting standards (IFRS). By now IFRS is used in 144 jurisdictions for all or most of the listed entities; with the United States being the most notable exception. There are only a few examples where individual jurisdictions created deviations from individual IFRS. For investors, the existing and improving global comparability of IFRS reporting entities poses a tremendous benefit. Eumedion calls on the EU to continue to foster the goal of global comparability of IFRS in its response to a consultation on a possible revision of European reporting framework.

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Shareholders flex their muscles on executive pay in 2018 Dutch AGM season

Shareholders of Dutch listed companies are turning up the heat on executive pay policies. Where in the past shareholders primarily assessed whether the new policy was aligned with the ‘pay for performance’ principle, they are now also looking critically at the impact of the new policy on the absolute levels of executive remuneration.

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First Dutch Stewardship Code published

Pension funds, insurers and asset managers have developed the first Dutch Stewardship Code (hereafter: Stewardship Code). In doing so, they emphasise the increasing importance of engaged and responsible share-ownership and the role that institutional investors play in promoting long-term value creation at Dutch listed companies. In addition, the principles of the Stewardship Code offer pension funds, insurers and asset managers the opportunity to inform their beneficiaries and clients about how they have used their shareholder rights.

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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!