The APPCGG commissions research on behalf of the Group. This research is then presented to members of the Group at meetings held in Parliament.

Recent research

Tomorrow's Company report Feb 2017

The Group commissioned Tomorrow’s Company to produce a report on Promoting long term wealth. The report was presented to the group on 24 January 2017 and is published below. View Report

Minister of State responds to London Business School research

The Rt Hon Anna Soubry MP responds to the London Business School research on 'The Decline of the Public Corporation'. View Report

Causes and Consequences of the Decline of the Public Corporation

On behalf of the All Party Parliamentary Corporate Governance Group, the London Business School has carried out a piece of research analysing the data in public and private equity markets over the last 20 years, illustrating the declining trend of companies listing in the UK, as well as deriving qualitative research from interviews with academic experts, intermediaries and experienced business leaders in order to understand what is driving this trend. The aim of their research was to understand how these trends have influenced public corporations in the UK. The results were presented to members of the Group on 19th April 2016 in the House of Commons by LBS students Yannick Lakoue-Derrant and Margarita Economides. Further details can be found below.

About London Business School
London Business School's vision is to have a profound impact on the way the world does business. The School is consistently ranked in the global top 10 for its programmes and is widely acknowledged as a centre for outstanding research. As well as its top-ranked full-time MBA*, the School offers degree and executive education programmes serving early and later career managers from around the world. There are seven subject areas: accounting; economics; finance; management science and operations; marketing; organisational behaviour; and strategy and entrepreneurship. The main campus is in London's Regent's Park and the School has a presence in Dubai, Hong Kong University and Columbia, New York. Teaching and research Faculty come from more than 30 countries and students come from more than 100 countries, making London Business School exceptionally international. There are more than 37,000 alumni, many of whom contribute to current student networks and conferences. www.london.edu View Report

Lessons from Successful British Companies

On behalf of the All Party Parliamentary Corporate Governance Group, the London Business School has carried out a piece of research examining the values and characteristics of a sample of UK listed companies that have persistently outperformed the market. The LBS report has focused on ensuring that the findings add value to the work of Parliamentarians and has therefore ensured that the report contains possible policy recommendations based on the findings of the research. The results were presented to members of the Group on 24 February 2015 at the House of Commons by LBS students Terk Kwong and Mehul Bhatt. Further details can be found below

Terk Kwong
Kwong Terk Ming is a diplomat from the Singapore Foreign Service. Prior to London, he was heading the North America Desk in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Singapore. For his overseas assignment, he served in the Singapore Embassy in Tokyo. He speaks English, Mandarin and Japanese.

Mehul Bhatt
Mehul Bhatt is an experienced business professional with experience of living and working in Europe, North America and Africa with two multinationals - Chevron Corp. and A. P. Moller - Maersk. Prior to MBA, he was the Country Head and Commercial Head for A. P. Moller Maersk in East Africa. He speaks English, Hindi, Danish and Gujarati.

About London Business School
London Business School's vision is to have a profound impact on the way the world does business. The School is consistently ranked in the global top 10 for its programmes and is widely acknowledged as a centre for outstanding research. As well as its top-ranked full-time MBA*, the School offers degree and executive education programmes serving early and later career managers from around the world. There are seven subject areas: accounting; economics; finance; management science and operations; marketing; organisational behaviour; and strategy and entrepreneurship. The main campus is in London's Regent's Park and the School has a presence in Dubai, Hong Kong University and Columbia, New York. Teaching and research Faculty come from more than 30 countries and students come from more than 100 countries, making London Business School exceptionally international. There are more than 37,000 alumni, many of whom contribute to current student networks and conferences. www.london.edu

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Elevating the role of the Company Secretary: Lessons from the FTSE All Share May 2012

The breadth and importance of the role of the Company Secretary has increased markedly over the past five years. It is a unique role as the Company Secretary is often neither part of "line management" nor a member of the Board itself. There are endeavours to move the profession beyond that of being the "administrative servant of the board" to one which encompasses the broader role of "board advisor". This report examines the role which the Company Secretary can play in ensuring effective corporate governance.

The study was conducted (as in previous years) by the London based corporate advisory firm Lintstock via questionnaires and interviews with 252 Board Directors and 166 Company Secretaries in the FTSE All Share Index and we are grateful for the high level of response we received and we are grateful to Lintstock for the research they have carried out on behalf of our Group.

Reconnecting the Board to the Business March 2011

The Group continues to take a close interest in the composition of boards and their engagement with shareholders through its annual research studies. This year, 252 Board Directors and 39 Company Secretaries in the FTSE All Share Index were interviewed. The research for this report was undertaken by Lintstock.

Rights issue fees and governance December 2010

Rights issue fees and governance December 2010 At the breakfast meeting of the Group on 8 December 2010, Mr Douglas Ferrans, chairman of the Investment Management Association, previewed the report of the Rights Issue Fees Inquiry conducted by the Institutional Investor Council and published on 14 December 2010. A report on Mr.Ferran's address can be found in the membership area.