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Governance

whistleblowing, social media

Reputational risk

Why boards need to support whistleblowers

The revised UK Corporate Governance Code has re-emphasised the importance of whistleblowing. Resources are available to help boards ensure they are well placed to support[...]
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[...]

Strategy

impact investing, social impact, money

Sustainable investment

The growth of impact investing and the role of boards

The market for impact investing is now worth around $1.3trn. It is an opportunity for boards to steer their companies towards work that returns social or environmental be[...]
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.[...]

Risk

whistleblowing, social media

Reputational risk

Why boards need to support whistleblowers

The revised UK Corporate Governance Code has re-emphasised the importance of whistleblowing. Resources are available to help boards ensure they are well placed to support[...]
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 [...]

Ethics

AI, artificial intelligence

Board expertise

Ethical business in the age of AI

Artificial intelligence is causing a revolution in business, but how should boards respond to the implications of technologies they don’t understand? The answer is to t[...]

ESG

Sustainability, creating value & the role of the board

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[...]

Board Expertise

data security, data protection

Technology

Why poor cybersecurity is a ticking time bomb

Regardless of where a threat to cybersecurity comes from, board members need to be clear on how their organisation’s data and infrastructure mechanisms are being protec[...]
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.[...]
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