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 strategic decision-making when faced with so many near-term pressures?
The future is hard to predict, and the current pace of change poses more questions than it answers. What impact will shifting global demographics and increasing longevity have on investment strategies, as insurance companies look to match longer-dated liabilities?
How can financial services firms embrace sustainability—both in terms of earnings and in tackling environmental challenges—while ensuring they still meet their return targets?
Good governance is essential for an organisation’s long-term survival, but how can boards balance responsible stewardship while ensuring they stay ahead of the innovation curve?
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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 financial services firms need to ensure that these commitments are reflected in robust policies.