Bernie Sanders

6 February, 2019

Share buybacks prompt promise of fresh US legislation

It’s becoming clear that corporate governance could feature heavily in the 2020 presidential election campaigns of Democratic candidates. And ahead of the primaries, would-be presidents have begu...
Donald Trump

7 September, 2018

Quarterly reporting: Useful or an obstacle to jobs?

The backlash is underway. Back in August Donald Trump surprised the business world by using his Twitter account to launch a review of moving US markets from quarterly to six-monthly reporting. For ...
Facebook

23 March, 2018

Facebook makes data ethics the big governance issue

The debacle over Facebook user data is illustrative of governance and strategic issues that many companies will face as we deepen our relationship with technology. [pull-right]Reputations are fragi...
Alice Steenland, AXA

18 July, 2017

A partner for society: Alice Steenland

Mention the phrase “corporate responsibility” and most people in the know will immediately think of AXA, the world’s largest insurance company. Alice Steenland, the company’s chief corporat...

7 July, 2017

A fair gamble: Alex Gersh

Don’t ask Alex Gersh about his betting record. The 53-year-old finance director of Paddy Power Betfair doesn’t gamble much—his first ever flutter was when he joined the company four and a half y...
Theresa May, General Election 2017

1 July, 2017

Global risk: hotspots from the UK, US, Italy, Europe and Qatar

Politics — May limps on After a general election in early June failed to give any party an overall majority, the UK remains the developed nation facing the greatest political uncertainty. ...
News, global, risk

18 April, 2017

Risk hotspots — tremors from around the world

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10 March, 2017

Governance uncertainty prompted by Trump unlikely to end ESG demands

Shareholder pressure in the US over environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues is likely to continue, despite the uncertainty that surrounds the future of governance following the election of D...

8 February, 2017

Trump puts business values to the test

Environmental regulations make common sense. Laws which ensure sustainable development, taking into consideration the needs of both present and future generations, bring benefits not ...

7 February, 2017

Trump will not derail ESG investment, say experts

Donald Trump's tenure in the White House is unlikely to end the growing trend in ESG investing, despite his attitude to climate change and the environment, according to a report in