1. Introduction and background 2. The theoretical background 3. The development of the enlightened shareholder value principle 4. The duty to promote the success of the company : an analysis of section 172 of the Companies Act 2006 5. The business review : an analysis of section 417 of the Companies Act 2006 6. Constituency statutes 7. An evaluation of enlightened shareholder value and its impact 8. The future 9. Epilogue.