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Governance

documents, business papers, board packs, board papers

Compliance

How information overload can threaten board effectiveness

An increased focus on risk and compliance for financial services firms has led to a rise in committees, reporting and key performance indicators. But boards must ensure t[...]
boardroom, board executives

Corporate governance

Establishing vision and values in financial services

The boards of global financial institutions must have the expertise, diversity and operational understanding to ensure effective oversight, but they must start by setting[...]
City of London, financial, banking

Regulation

A new culture of compliance in a complex environment

The unprecedented pace of regulatory change in the financial services industry has led to substantial investment in the compliance function, but it needs greater support [...]

Strategy

ESG, environment, sustainability

Financial services

Why integrating ESG is the key to sustainable business

Investors are placing environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues at the top of their agendas, and they expect the companies they invest in to do likewise. But fina[...]
Ashurst, pension regulation

Pension regulation

‘Uncharted territory’ for directors as hard line set for pension regulation

Board directors are entering a tough new era, with regulatory proposals to impose sanctions for directors who deliberately put their employees’ pensions at risk.[...]
Brainloop, board communication, board packs

Digital boardroom

Lead or be led: Why digital transformation starts at the top

How can the boardroom drive technology change for the better? By adopting the use of a board portal, a digital transformation 'enabler', board leaders can be at the foref[...]

Risk

corporate governance, uncertainty, Macron, Trump, May, AI, sustainability

Risk management

Strategic decision-making in a fast-changing world

The rapid pace of change in areas such as technology, global politics and demographics poses unique challenges for financial services firms. How should boards approach st[...]
Sweden, Swedish flag, sustainability reporting

Economy

Country profile: Sweden

Being a rural nation by no means equates to low progress. Sweden’s major industries are at the helm of sustainability. But its liberal and progressive outlook is being [...]
risk management

Board skills

Ten most common mistakes boards make about risk management

From failing to place risk at the centre of business, to getting communication wrong, here are ten ways boards can avoid risk management mistakes.[...]

Ethics

ESG

Sustainability imperative

Businesses everywhere are developing sustainability policies. Implementation is never easy, but the right guidance can show the way.[...]
goals, sustainable development

UN SDGs

Sustainable Development Goals: which comes first?

There are 17 UN sustainable development goals—too many for a business to implement all at once. Carol Adams writes that the best way forward is to select the ones which[...]
carbon-free economy, digital tech, transition

Social governance

Prepare for the transition to a zero-carbon, digital economy

The drive to a carbon-free economy, use of robotics and introduction of artificial intelligence will mean profound changes for the global workforce. Investors must play t[...]

Board Expertise

digital strategy

Risk management

A disruptive influence: how new technology is challenging boards

Technological advances are transforming not only product complexity and delivery but the shape of the financial services industry itself. The board's understanding of AI [...]
VW, Volkswagen

Investors

Culture and intangibles top list of engagement concerns

Letters from State Street and BlackRock's CEO Larry Fink indicate the emphasis investors now place on corporate culture and intangible assets.[...]
Boardroom conflict

Psychology

Learning from and resolving boardroom conflict

Paul Randolph, barrister, professional mediator and expert in the psychological traits of conflict, examines the mindset of those who become entrenched in damaging boardr[...]
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