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Paying The Price On Reputation - More On #PwC

Posted on March 10, 2017 at 11:30 AM

When something goes wrong for a business - particularly a large one - it's often very easy to blame one or two individuals. Even that doesn't happen often, for those at the very top.


We still struggle with true accountability, and there are multiple places to hide. But all the talk about 'trust' and corporate governance since the financial crisis should continue to make businesses focus harder on public opinion - and reputation. It might also make them reconsider how they c...

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Hermes Calls For #CorpGov Code For Private Infrastructure Assets

Posted on February 13, 2017 at 11:10 AM

Hermes Investment Management is calling for an enhanced corporate governance code for private infrastructure assets.


It suggests the code "would provide essential social services to help close the governance gap and ensure consistent and optimal outcomes for investors, employees and other stakeholders."


In its paper ‘

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On High Heels And Corporate Professionalism

Posted on January 27, 2017 at 11:40 AM

Yes, if you put 'high heels' in a headline in 2017, you are likely to draw more hits than if you put in 'inequality.' Call it the times we live in.


This post three days ago by me on Forbes High Heels And Workplace Dress Codes: Urgent Action Needed, Say UK MPs  has had - well, you can just about s...

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Best Define 'Reputation' First

Posted on January 16, 2017 at 8:30 PM

I have been watching Michael Gove talk about his scoop interview with Donald Trump in the background on the television news. It reminded me how hard it is today to filter the dross that is thrown out by the internet. Even more, how hard it is to hang onto one's values and support what seems to be the best way forward to live upto them.


Are hard copy published books offering tips on the future for business any more full of 'real' ideas and therefore more valuable ? More ...

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'Imperative That Lawyers Ask The Right Questions' : IBA and OECD Collaboration Launched

Posted on December 14, 2016 at 11:45 AM

Never too late, and much needed in the global fight against corruption: lawyers too, make ethical decisions every day.


The International Bar Association (IBA) and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) have just annou...

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Partnership - An Excellent Idea In #CorpGov

Posted on December 6, 2016 at 12:05 PM

Better corporate governance across the globe is best achieved - as are most things, really - through collaboration.


So it is a bit surprising this is a 'first time' - but today in London the International Corporate Governance Network (ICGN) and the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC) are coming together for a two-day conference convening over 350 pe...

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Getting The Message? 87% Of Pension Funds Say Executive Pay Is Too HIgh

Posted on December 1, 2016 at 3:45 PM

It's funny - except it isn't - how the gap between what the person on the street thinks and big business does not appear to be narrowing, despite all this talk about "re-establishing trust in business."


There is a lot of talk about on executive pay, with the launch of the UK government's consultation on corporate governance.


So, listen to ...

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#CorpGov: Booming Business And For Some, Pandora's Box

Posted on November 29, 2016 at 10:45 AM

Corporate governance is increasingly, booming business. I know this to be true for many reasons, not least because the annual governance awards handed out by ICSA: The Governance Institute are now firmly ensconced in the spacious spaces of the London Hilton. Look out for them tonight on social media.

 

Ever since UK Prime Minister Theresa May

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An Ethical Flaw In Any 'Bargain' For Better #CorpGov?

Posted on November 22, 2016 at 1:15 PM

On centre stage in London at #CBI2016 the talk all seems to be around 'bargains' for better corporate governance. It's an interesting idea from the UK's Conservative government that is instantly ethically flawed.


Are we now resorting to paying people by barter for good behaviour? As well as perhaps, changing what words mean in a post-truth world.


The U.K. Prime Minister, Theresa May, has

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Focusing On Asia's Boardrooms With #PRIinPerson

Posted on September 5, 2016 at 9:55 AM

From my vantage point in Singapore, these are exciting times. This is how China reported the #G20 summit:

 


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