due diligence, global supply chains

9 September, 2019

Strategic shifts are needed to ensure due diligence in global supply chains

Over the past years, the global fragmentation of value chains has allowed economies of scale and gains of competitiveness. However, the complexity of the value chains has made it more and more difficu...
cybersecurity, hacking, cybercrime, ransomware

9 July, 2019

Ransomware warning as cybercriminals target large companies

While many commentators exuberantly laud current advances in technology, others are learning that the digital age comes with some serious downsides. Indeed, in the past week alone ransomware—a form ...

3 July, 2019

Do you understand your company’s hedging strategy?

Currency markets rarely hit the headlines during periods of stability. So it is unsurprising that, in the aftermath of the UK’s Brexit referendum, the precipitous fall in the value of the pound acte...
climate change, global warming

24 June, 2019

Climate reporting: TCFD urges companies to disclose data

Last week climate emergency protestors from Greenpeace disrupted the annual Mansion House speech of the UK chancellor, Philip Hammond. A pep talk to the financial world’s great and good, this year...
AI, artificial intelligence

6 June, 2019

Ethics body issues warning to boards over AI accountability

Back in April a report from a think tank at New York University made headline news around the world.
ESG

5 June, 2019

ESG catalysts: how consumers can change corporations

It is a cold December morning in Paris. A group of concerned investors is gathered in a conference room with a beautiful view. We are all there to discuss environmental, social and governance matters ...
future, opportunity, risk management

14 May, 2019

Risk management ‘is about opportunities, not just threats’

Risk management is not just about “threat reduction” but can play an important role in exploiting new opportunities, according to new research, which also highlights the need for companies to see ...
Beto O'Rourke

20 March, 2019

US corporates open up on political donations

If there’s one thing certain to cause consternation in US political discourse, it is the source of political funding. A case in point: In the same week
data security, data protection

25 February, 2019

Why poor cybersecurity is a ticking time bomb

Organisations of all sizes are failing to recognise cybersecurity as a serious issue and are missing vital opportunities to take a proactive approach in the face of significant online threats. The bad...
Facebook

18 February, 2019

Cambridge Analytica and Facebook scandal ‘a failure of governance’

In a report examining the production of "fake news", members of the digital, culture, media and sport committee concluded that regulation needs tightening, with the introductio...