standardisation, box ticking

9 March, 2020

EcoDa warns that sustainability standardisation ‘promotes box-ticking’

The European Union is attempting to improve non-financial reporting, but it has already received a warning. Indeed, officials have been told that standardisation of company information and metrics pri...
EU NFRD review

24 February, 2020

EU set to review its Non-Financial Reporting Directive

Barely two years after it came into effect, senior figures have confirmed the European Union’s Non-Financial Reporting Directive (NFRD) is to undergo review. The review will look closely at impro...
boardroom

30 January, 2020

EcoDa: Stakeholder model should not turn boards into “bargaining bodies”

A body representing business directors across Europe has called for a more nuanced viewed of “stakeholder” business models saying boards should not be forced into becoming “bargaining bodies” ...
EU flag, data protection rules, GDPR

30 July, 2019

GDPR: data protection rules seen as ‘burdensome’ one year on

One year on, not everyone is impressed with data protection rules. Indeed, a survey reveals that many organisations feel the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) by the Europe...
Laura Codruta Kovesi

29 April, 2019

Risk hotspots: a global roundup

Economy — South Korea Unemployment in South Korean hit a nine-year high of 4.4% in January, offering more bad news as the economy slows. Manufacturing and retail have seen the worst of the...
Short-termism, long-termism

18 October, 2018

How the revised shareholder directive will help overcome short-termism

On 9 June 2017, the EU directive 2017/282 on long-term shareholder engag...
European Commission

8 August, 2018

European Commission edges closer to ‘sustainability’ investment rules

Rules that would compel investors to integrate sustainability risks into their decision-making have taken another step closer to being imposed. The European Commission has called for advice on the ...
European flag, EU

13 July, 2018

Brexit could increase European voices on UK boards, says report

European voices are to become an increasingly important part of UK boards post-Brexit and, therefore, an attractive recruitment proposition. Writing in a report by Odgers Berndtson,
European flag

10 July, 2018

Big Four accountants accused of EU tax policy ‘conflict’

A lobby group has called for the Big Four accountancy firms to be "kicked out" of the policy-forming process in Europe. Corporate Europe Observatory (CEO), a Brussels-based group whose aim is to ...
fraud, tax fraud, VAT fraud

25 June, 2018

EU agrees measures to stamp out VAT fraud

European Union member states have agreed to collaborate on tools to close loopholes in the EU’s value added tax (VAT) system. The measures, proposed in 2017 by the European Commission, include in...