According to Tapestry Networks, at a conference a member of Nestlé’s executive board, David Frick, “talked about a programme to invite its largest shareholders to meet with the chairman . . . He said shareholders had either declined or simply didn’t turn up to the meetings.” Photograph: EPA/Keystone/Fabrice Coffrini

What if lawmakers never spoke to their constituents? Oddly enough, that’s exactly how corporate America operates. Shareholders vote for directors, (...)

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Aidan Gillen speaks with Jorge Macias from Trócaire partner Fundacion Guillermo Toriello, who work to strengthen indigenous rights in Guatemala. Photograph: Jeannie O’Brien

I’m sitting with Juana Laj Ical outside her temporary dwelling a little off a bumpy road in the Polochic valley region of Guatemala. It’s baking hot a(...)

The British Parliamentary Commission on Banking Standards report said estimated impairments in Ireland between 2008 and 2011 totalled £10.9 billion,equivalent to 36 per cent of Halifax’s loan book at the end of 2008. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Bailed-out British lender HBOS was so badly run it would have failed even without the 2008 financial crisis and the regulator should consider b(...)