Secret Ned, sustainability, sustainable business

27 July, 2018

Survey to reveal sustainability thinking among boards

  The Leadership in Corporate Sustainability Survey has been launched by Board Agenda in partnership with Mazars, the international au...
Mazars, investors, responsible investment, sustainability

18 May, 2018

Sustainable expectations: how the ESG investment agenda is shifting

It’s a perennial debate, but one that refuses to go away. Companies need to plan for the long term but are concerned that demands from investors create a short-term attitude that will drive focus aw...
Mazars, shared services, outsourcing

18 May, 2018

How automation and digitisation are driving an outsourcing rethink

Since they first emerged in the US in the 1980s and then in Europe in the early 1990s, the use of shared service centres (SSCs) has spread exponentially. According to research by Everest Group, mor...
Mazars, cybercrime, cybersecurity

15 May, 2018

A road map for protection against cybercrime security

As international cybercrime becomes big business and a primary corporate risk, boards are grappling with understanding its complexities, and ensuring robust defences are in place against hackers. T...
culture, corporate culture

26 February, 2018

Corporate culture: concept into focused action

Culture is one of the biggest business buzzwords of our time. A decade since the 2008 financial crisis discredited “shareholder value” as a sole justification of business action, cor...
Magnet, shareholders, stakeholders

12 February, 2018

A very strategic engagement: stakeholders and long-term value

Everyone is talking about them, but who or what are they? The term “stakeholder” is a catch-all shorthand for all those who can in any way affect, or be affected by, the fortunes and...
Mazars, corporate governance code, fit for purpose

12 February, 2018

Evolving a corporate governance code that is fit for purpose

Corporate governance is rarely out of the business headlines. In spite of 25 years of an evolving corporate governance framework for UK-listed companies, in the wake of any high-profile ...
corporate culture, business culture

6 November, 2017

European survey: boards struggle with culture

Almost two-thirds of European company directors work on boards that either fall short of giving corporate culture significant attention, or fail to include it in their formal risk-manage...
corporate reputation, Mazars Insight, crisis management

27 October, 2017

Crisis management: the key to a sound corporate reputation

Crisis management is an increasingly pressing issue for company boards. If a crisis is handled badly, it can swiftly leave a company’s hard-earned reputation in tatter...
China, Chinese business

27 October, 2017

Overcoming difference as Chinese investment in Europe grows

Five years ago if European companies—irrespective of the industry sector—were seeking new investors, they could count on direct foreign investment from China. Indeed...