boardroom, conference, corporate governance

24 July, 2017

Governance: collective wisdom applied to complex uncertainty

When the Stronger Governance Better Boards theme of ICSA: The Governance Institute’s 2017 annual conference in London was chosen late last year, Article 50 had not yet been triggered, the p...
corporate governance, uncertainty, Macron, Trump, May, AI, sustainability

15 July, 2017

World of uncertainty for governance as need for change intensifies

Sometimes development just comes thick and fast. So it was over the past ten days or so, for corporate governance. It began with news that the

7 July, 2017

A fair gamble: Alex Gersh

Don’t ask Alex Gersh about his betting record. The 53-year-old finance director of Paddy Power Betfair doesn’t gamble much—his first ever flutter was when he joined the company four and a half y...
Philippines, Metro Manila, Makati

5 July, 2017

Legal and Regulatory Roundup – Europe & Asia

Philippines faces corporate governance 'obstacles'  The biggest obstacle to raising corporate governance standards in the Philippines to a regional and global par is the failure of l...
Theresa May, General Election 2017

1 July, 2017

Global risk: hotspots from the UK, US, Italy, Europe and Qatar

Politics — May limps on After a general election in early June failed to give any party an overall majority, the UK remains the developed nation facing the greatest political uncertainty. ...
UK parliament, London, House of Parliament

22 June, 2017

No corporate governance reform ‘talk’ in Brexit-focused Queen’s Speech

The focus on Brexit in the Queen’s Speech could be a bad sign for anyone waiting for...
Polling station, general election

9 June, 2017

Doubts for governance reform in hung parliament

The future of corporate governance reform in the UK will be shrouded in uncertainty this morning as the general election produced no party with an overall majority. Theresa May's appeal to the Brit...
Brexit, EU, Union Jack, flags

1 June, 2017

ESMA sets out principles for Brexit among EU member states

A set of Brexit-focused principles, or an "Opinion", has been released by the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA). The Opinion is aimed at EU national competent authorities (NCAs) to add...
Brexit, EU flag

19 May, 2017

Business voice must be heard in Brexit negotiations

A failure to engage with business interests during the Brexit negotiations could have dire consequences for companies, according to the former chief of staff to Tony Blair. The warning comes from J...
Brexit scenario-planning, UK, EU

31 March, 2017

Brexit: a strategic risk that makes scenario-planning a priority

Prime minister Theresa May this week pulled the trigger on Article 50, starting the process of withdrawing the UK from the European Union and perhaps one of the biggest strategic review projects Brit...