new capitalism, world map

21 January, 2020

How boards can help shape the future of capitalism

Like the captain and crew of RMS Titanic, corporate boards have often been distanced from emerging realities by rank, training and environmental intelligence. But there are early signals that the 2...
risk survey, risk management, climate

13 December, 2019

Survey launches to reveal boardroom risk thinking

The Board Agenda Leadership in Risk Management Survey has been launched today in partnership with Maza...
bribery and corruption

10 December, 2019

Anti-bribery and corruption efforts ‘compromised’ by poor procedures

Last week the Swedish telecoms giant Ericsson was fined an eye-watering $1bn by US enforcers to settle bribery and corruption charges. A statement from the US Department of Justice (DoJ) said the a...
Mark Carney

8 October, 2019

Mark Carney predicts more action on climate-related risk disclosures

The pressure on companies to provide more and higher quality climate-related risk disclosures is only going to increase, according to the governor of the Bank of England.
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

Financial risk: questions the board should ask in uncertain times

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 ...