Dear readers of GermanBoardNews,
researching, discussing, forming opinions: There is more work behind our analyses beyond the writing than I imagined when we launched GermanBoardNews six years ago. In the course of 232 issues, a lot has changed: We have discarded sections and introduced new ones, put the website www.germanboardnews.de in the spotlight and involved the corporate governance community more.
Through it all, one thing has never changed: We are passionate about what we do. We are passionate about corporate and personal governance, long-term entrepreneurial thinking and the principles of the social market economy. We want to advance debates on responsible corporate governance and the role of supervisory boards and investors. And we remain constructive in doing so and put forward concrete proposals for discussion (for example, as part of the #FutureGoodGovernance initiative).
I am aware that we are polarizing at times. But isn’t the journey the goal? I am convinced that a lively discussion about corporate governance is important for companies to develop further. So that decision-makers set the course for digital transformation, decarbonisation and sustainable growth. And for the business location to succeed even in times of intensified geopolitical system competition.
Our offer to supporters
I would therefore be very pleased if you would become part of our community and support our independent work with a few euros a month. This can be done with just a few clicks, as we have recently started cooperating with the publishing service provider Steady, which is already active for several renowned online media (interested parties please follow this link).
If you decide to support us, I would be pleased if you wrote to me(firstname.lastname@example.org): What do you appreciate about GermanBoardNews? What can we do better? And what corporate governance issues are you particularly concerned about at the moment?
During the current AGM season, I have been particularly concerned about the fact that a number of companies are paying high dividends and bonuses despite massive government backing. In addition, scandals such as those at Wirecard and Greensill have confirmed that there is still a lot wrong with Germany’s supervisory boards – especially with regard to independence and competence.
We will therefore certainly not run out of material for critical analyses. Your support would be both an acknowledgement and an incentive.
Your Peter H. Dehnen