Covid-19 crisis and stock market prices

1 December, 2020

IIRC: Covid-19 crisis ‘has underscored the relevance of sustainability’

When the Covid-19 pandemic hit South Africa, the country went into one of the harshest lockdowns in the world. In response, Anglo-American’s South African iron ore subsidiary,
Victoria's Secret bag

25 November, 2020

Collapse of Victoria’s Secret deal reveals weakness in M&A contracts

Victoria’s Secret, purveyor of luxury lingerie, made headlines this year when its sale to a private equity buyer was left indiscreetly crumpled on the floor because of the pandemic. Academics now ar...
standardisation, box ticking

16 November, 2020

A checklist for boards in the new normal

Boards make decisions that have a long-term impact on companies. In a survey of 266 chairs, directors and CEOs in 23 countries between May and June to assess
Lighthouse shining in the darkness

10 November, 2020

Innovation in a crisis: how to seize opportunities for growth

As business navigates a second set of lockdowns across the UK, thoughts naturally turn to how companies will survive and prosper. For many experts innovation is the key. Recent research shows that ...
Person placing final piece of jigsaw puzzle

10 November, 2020

How 2020 has sparked acceleration to a comprehensive reporting system

2020 has undoubtedly been a crisis year. The global pandemic, climate change and the challenges of inequality and the infrastructure gap have tested organisations’ resilience like never before, and ...
Alison Carnwath

9 November, 2020

Dame Alison Carnwath: ‘We’d all rather look into somebody’s eyes’

Dame Alison Carnwath is one of the most respected figures in the City of London. The former chair of Land Securities, where she served for 10 years, Carnwath last year won the Lifetime Achievement Awa...
Alison Carnwath

6 November, 2020

Dame Alison Carnwath on NEDs, nomcos and future-fit boards

Dame Alison Carnwath is a former chair of Land Securities and won the Lifetime Achievement Award at the
Stock market board

5 November, 2020

Dividend payouts set to resume after pandemic-related cuts

Dividends are coming back. That is the prediction at least of one piece of research after the pandemic caused hundreds of companies to cut their payouts. But boards are likely to be considering the et...
man with a torch in a dark forest

27 October, 2020

Leadership in wicked times

This extraordinary year has brought to the fore an unprecedented number of wicked problems—like Covid-19 or systemic racism. Global warming, developing over decades, arguably is the biggest one. Unl...
Coloured lines unite to form red arrow

23 October, 2020

Business leaders want incentives to spur switch to ‘purposeful’ companies

Enthusiasm for companies becoming “purposeful” organisations has grown considerably in recent years—and even more so during the pandemic. New research reveals that businesses believe they should...