ESG Risk

15 October, 2018

Get ahead of ESG risk and reap the rewards

Managing and disclosing risks is a compliance requirement in every significant jurisdiction. It’s something that all companies need to do well in order to be profitable and successful....
compliance

11 September, 2018

Understanding the true costs of compliance and non-compliance

Making sure that your business is fully compliant across different countries is not easy, but is necessary for the operation of the company. The unknowledgeable busin...
Pay inequality, remuneration, executive pay, performance pay, executive rewards

14 June, 2018

New UK CEO pay-ratio reporting laws announced

All UK-listed companies with more than 250 employees in the UK will have to report annually on the difference in pay between their chief executive officer (CEO) and their average UK worker, under plan...
Commonwealth Bank

5 June, 2018

Commonwealth Bank faces record fine over money laundering failings

Commonwealth Bank, Australia's largest bank, is to pay a fine of AU$700m (£400.3m; €456.8m) to resolve a money laundering case. It is thought to be the biggest civil penalty ever imposed in Aust...
GDPR, data protection regulation

16 May, 2018

Many firms not ready for GDPR: but compliant organisations reap benefits

The 25 May General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) deadline has finally passed, but research from the previous week revealed that 85% of firms in Europe and the US would not be ready in time—and a...
corporate governance, governance codes

12 March, 2018

Time for a governance rethink: enforced compliance or not?

Are we getting corporate governance right? The end of last year saw another iteration of the UK’s Corporate Governance Code. The consultation w...
regulation, corporate governance

23 February, 2018

Which direction for corporate governance?

Over the past few decades, corporate governance has shifted from the wings to a prominent, centre-stage position, evolving against a backdrop of increasingly global business, a growing n...
corporate governance code

21 February, 2018

Could a revised governance code offer broader scope?

Just when it might seem that corporate governance debacles were receding into the past, along come two more as reminders that confidence in business can be fragile. Events at Persimmon (...
Belgian Parliament, Belgium, Brussels, Belgian law

19 February, 2018

Financial and administrative burden on Belgian companies ‘too high’

Belgian companies spend almost €6bn a year meeting the requirements of employment, tax and environmental regulations. A report by the Federal Planning Bureau said the total costs to companies in ...
Compliance, regulation

13 February, 2018

Compliance: take it or leave it

Compliance may mean meeting legal or regulatory obligations, but in a corporate setting, compliance is viewed as a cost from both a people and a financial resource perspective. “Essent...