corporate crime

3 October, 2017

Corporate tax evasion crimes added to Criminal Finances Act

New corporate criminal offences of failure to prevent the facilitation of UK and foreign tax evasion have been implemented under Part 3 of the Criminal Finances Act 2017.
risk

14 September, 2017

Risk: Why boards need a collective mindset

Executive boards have a responsibility for good governance and responsible stewardship, yet persist in treating risk as a control function, not a decision-making process...
King IV, corporate governance, South Africa

14 September, 2017

King IV on corporate governance: a product of African soil

The King Report on Corporate Governance for South Africa, 2016 (King IV) was issued on 1 November 2016 and is the fourth reiteration of the volun...
Corporate governance, board intervention, non-executive directors

14 September, 2017

Corporate governance and the proactive board

Boards are supposed to provide governance and oversight of strategy and activities pursued by senior management. But the approach they take to fulfilling this role can vary considerably. Often, ...
Chess, strategy, technology, digitalisation

11 September, 2017

Strategic thinking in the age of digital transformation

It is 7am in 2025 and you’re in a driverless electric Uber car whizzing you to work in the City. You’re on Skype talking to one of your Chine...
technology, robotics, artificial intelligence, secret ned

11 September, 2017

The Secret Ned: how boards can keep RoboNed at bay

The last quarter has seen an upsurge in reported cyber-attacks and what I will call “digital drama”. It has become a mainstream issue—a bit...
executive behaviour, executive education, directors

7 September, 2017

Improve executive behaviour with better board education

The prime minister’s introductory letter to the government’s Green Paper on corporate governance reform in November 2016 explained that one o...
Internet of Things, digital revolution, cloud computing, technology

1 September, 2017

Digital revolution: how business can address the impact

Predictions abound about what technology will do to our lives over the next few decades. From self-driving cars to artificial intelligence...
people together, corporate culture, trust, responsible business

29 August, 2017

Directors must do more to restore public trust

As directors we are the most important players in how business is conducted, and we are role models for the cultures that we support in our compa...
Mark Price

21 August, 2017

Engaging with happiness: Mark Price

It is an elegant yet provocative proposition: companies should prioritise the happiness of their employees. For many in business this will soun...