Improving the landscape for small and medium-sized business is not just about moving capital, it is a vast governance project too.
It could all end up being about resources. The drive towards a Capital Markets Union (CMU) is underway in Brussels with interested bodies across the member states making their views heard. But it will not just be a question of changing a few rules or regulations to make it work.
As politicians, regulators, investors and companies consider the implications, it became clear this week that one big issue may be having the human capital inside companies to deal with the increased demand for quality disclosure
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Recent cases of controversial social media posts have focused attention on what happens when employees' beliefs or opinions contradict their employers' values. It's the responsibility of the board to lead an offline discussion with staff about the boundaries of their personal and professional personas.
While executive pay may be perceived by many to be about scale, new research finds that less may well be more; indeed, the best-performing companies have been found to pay their CEOs relatively less than others.
Campaign group ClientEarth has made formal complaints against two energy companies, claiming they failed to properly address climate risk in their annual reports. David Cooke, a lawyer with ClientEarth, explains why.
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