Misconduct or ethical lapses are more lekly when people are under stress

3 August, 2020

How the impact of Covid-19 could cause an epidemic of misconduct

There have been many positive stories during the pandemic of people and organisations supporting the cause, from frontline health and key workers to Captain Sir Tom Moore’s fundraising heroics, to f...
global vs local stamps, the rise of protectionism

26 May, 2020

Growth in protectionism ‘threatens corporate governance’

Usually when the conversation turns to protectionism it’s about its ability to stymie global trade and, as a result, damage economies. But according to academics it has another effect: it undermines...
world map representing new capitalism, bail-outs

21 April, 2020

Government bail-outs indicate ‘shift in mindset’ towards societal purpose

Denmark’s recent statements on bail-outs for companies illustrates a trend seen widely at the moment: if companies want state aid they have to do right by the societies in which they do business. ...
mergers and acquisitions, M&A, takeovers

18 April, 2019

Trend for portfolio reviews drives M&A optimism

Nothing excites the business world like an M&A deal. Think of the fuss caused by the $30bn race to takeover of Sky by Comcast. And according to advisory firm EY, executives are so heady with M&...
Canada, Canadian flag

11 April, 2019

Country profile: Canada

Fast facts GDP in 2017 US$1.7trn GDP growth in 2018 1.8% Population 37m Inflation in 2018 2.4% Heavy construction
Sweden, Swedish flag, sustainability reporting

15 October, 2018

Country profile: Sweden

Fast Facts GDP in 2016: US$511bn (£389bn) GDP gr...
public, public trust, trust

22 January, 2018

Public believes CEOs can improve UK’s fortunes as trust in media dips

A search by the UK's public for credible "expert" voices, and a belief that CEOs can turn around British fortunes, has seen sentiment for business leaders pick up in the last year. The