Paul Randolph, barrister, professional mediator and expert in the psychological traits of conflict, examines the mindset of those who become entrenched in damaging boardroom disputes, and offers his expert tips on how to resolve matters quickly.
From compliance to new technology and broader stakeholder engagement, financial services firms today must be fighting fit in order to thrive. Enter the effective board, which must govern like never before. In this special report, we outline six key areas of knowledge and insight to equip boards for the unprecedented challenges ahead.
Boards of banks face an increasingly broad array of responsibilities when managing foreign subsidiaries, ensuring the parent company has control and oversight without sacrificing independence or creating a culture of complacency.
Boards could take the opportunity to turn transparency to their advantage. A penetrating light is being shone on the tax affairs of multinational entities—but tax transparency will encompass all businesses in time.
The EU’s amended Shareholder Rights Directive came into force in June 2017, and will be rolled out across member states by 2019. It aims to tackle short-termism among investors. But what are the law’s key elements?
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 align best with your business strategy.
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 their part in managing a “Just Transition” for employees.
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 tested, with anti-immigration policies front and centre of election discussions.