20 December, 2018

Being prepared: The rise in internal investigations

A complaint about your company or staff is never a comfortable experience. But in banking and financial services it could spark an internal investigation that can prove gruelling and expensive to unde...
Volkswagen, VW

7 November, 2018

Germany launches new governance code

The debate in Germany over executive pay has reached a climax with the publication of a new corporate governance code, which includes measures to address rising levels of remuneration. The German C...
VW

25 September, 2018

Opinion split over the rise of the integrity officer

Chief executives make headlines while their fellow executives largely go under the radar of press and shareholders. However, there is perhaps a role that is starting to grab more attention: the chief ...
Volkswagen, VW

2 May, 2018

Asset manager Hermes calls for external review of culture at Volkswagen

More senior investment advisers have come out against Volkswagen’s board prior to its AGM tomorrow. Hermes Investment Management’s stewardship team is calling on shareholders of the carmaker to...
Reputation

5 October, 2017

Reputation for the long term requires a change of attitude

Only a decade or so ago Deutsche Bank was one of the darlings of the investment banking world, winning headlines like “Deutsche Uber Alles” as it went around the globe gobbling up rivals and eatin...
reputation, reputation management

28 March, 2017

Time to focus on reputation

As Board Agenda was going to press this quarter, VW, the beleaguered German carmaker, found itself making ...

10 January, 2017

Executive pay becomes a political issue in Germany

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Volkswagen, VW

10 January, 2017

VW executive charged with fraud

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31 December, 2016

2016: the governance year in review

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20 December, 2016

VW: restoring confidence

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