PIRC is the UK's leading independent research and advisory consultancy providing services to institutional investors on corporate governance and corporate social responsibility.
Since 1986, it has been the pioneer and champion of good corporate governance within the UK. PIRC has a wide spectrum of clients ranging from pension funds, faith-based investors, trade unions to banks and asset managers. Its GovernancePlus service is an authoritative and vital resource for active investors, whilst its widely-read Shareowner Voting Guidelines provide a market-wide benchmark for investors and form part of the movement for corporate governance reform and long-term wealth creation strategies for responsible investors. For more information about PIRC or to arrange a meeting, contact Janice Hayward, or call us on 0207 247 2323.
“Let’s not forget how quickly yesterday’s heresy can become today’s mainstream opinion. Ten years ago PIRC was portrayed as pursuing a radical agenda. Now much of what PIRC said in the past is in the DNA of UK corporate governance. Back then many fund managers did not even vote, now the large majority do, and many try and vote intelligently rather than routinely supporting management.“ Brendan Barber
General Secretary, Trades Union Congress, October 2003