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?
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.
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?