Cambridge Analytica harvested the data of 50 million Facebook users to help swing the US presidential election, but amid the trend for corporate governance 'narratives', did Facebook's directors forget the chapter on ethics?
It is now widely recognised that there has been an exceptional increase in executive pay over the past 30 years. But recent academic research asked executives: is it right and fair that some people earn disproportionately more than others?
In the decade since the collapse of Lehman Brothers triggered the global financial crisis, governance and leadership roles in banking have been transformed for the better. But is it now time for banks to assess progress, and question whether it is necessary to reduce the regulatory burden and the increasingly one-size-fits-all approach taken by supervisory bodies?
The use of shared service centres (SSCs) has grown over the decades. They offer many benefits to finance and accounting departments, but the rise in automation and digitisation will bring a radical shakeup of the SSC business model, which has implications for the companies using them.