1. Articles from Dina Medland

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    1. 'Financial Crisis Was Not Caused By Lack Of Rules': A Call To Rethink U.K's Corporate Governance

      'Financial Crisis Was Not Caused By Lack Of Rules': A Call To Rethink U.K's Corporate Governance

      It is wrong to rely on regulators, whose focus is inevitably on compliance, to improve governance at the U.K’s biggest companies. That warning comes from Ken Olisa, Chairman of the advisory panel for a report launched this morning in London by the Institute of Directors (IOD)...

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    2. 'Protecting Long-Term Interests Of Stakeholders Is Fiduciary Duty'

      'Protecting Long-Term Interests Of Stakeholders Is Fiduciary Duty'

      "Until recently there have been two separate worlds. There are experts in the fields of corporate governance, those who focus on compensation and other boardroom issues - and there has been the sustainability universe, which includes investors. Now we are beginning to see a convergence" says Bob Eccles, Professor of [...]

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    3. Corporate 'Sustainability' Is Corporate 'Excellence'

      Corporate 'Sustainability' Is Corporate 'Excellence'

      Erika Karp, CEO of Cornerstone Capital, uses 'corporate sustainability' and 'corporate excellence' interchangeably. She is not alone, as her view that sustainability "should be core to the business, and not in a corner" continues to gain credence among investors and in corporate boardrooms. In Rome this week she has been working in [...]

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    4. Talking To Investors About Pricing In Corporate Governance Risks

      Talking To Investors About Pricing In Corporate Governance Risks

      Anyone in denial about the growing importance of corporate governance, environmental and social factors in setting the direction of business needs to start talking to investors.Some 90% of institutional investors from across the UK and Europe believe fund managers should price in corporate governance risks as a core part of [...]

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    5. Cyber Security And The Danger Of Ostriches In The Boardroom

      Cyber Security And The Danger Of Ostriches In The Boardroom

      A worldwide survey of almost 10,000 executives and IT directors in 154 countries reveals that global corporate security budgets have fallen at a time when cybersecurity breaches are rising dramatically. Of even greater concern is the fact that corporate boardrooms seem determined to adopt ostrich-like behaviour and ignore the problem. PwC's [...]

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    6. Critical: 'Not Just What The Numbers Are: But Why They Are What They Are'

      Critical: 'Not Just What The Numbers Are: But Why They Are What They Are'

      "Management accounting is a critical aspect of the finance function because it informs the board, investors and management why the numbers are what they are, not just what the numbers are" says Douglas Flint, Group Chairman of HSBC Holdings. He was speaking about the launch of a comprehensive framework to bring consistency to global management accounting practices around the world.

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    7. How Much Of A Difference Can One Woman Make on Diversity ?

      How Much Of A Difference Can One Woman Make on Diversity ?

      The answer to that question is "A great deal, when that woman has already scaled high walls to get where she is." The woman in question here is Fiona Woolf, new Lord Mayor of the City of London. She has wasted no time since taking office. At the start, she made it clear that her tenure would be about restoring the values and the reputation of London's financial sector. Unsurprising then, that seeking to widen diversity is also an imperative...

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    8. Codes Of Conduct Gain Traction As 'Comply Or Explain' Embraced By Japan Investors

      Codes Of Conduct Gain Traction As 'Comply Or Explain' Embraced By Japan Investors

      A belief that codes of conduct remain the best way to guide business forward is at the basis of the United Kingdom's 'comply or explain' approach to corporate governance. Its Corporate Governance Code is regularly reviewed and consultation forms the basis of any changes. While the latest annual review by the UK watchdog, the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) of the Corporate Governance and ...

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    9. The Power Of Investors When It Comes To Honing Corporate Governance

      The Power Of Investors When It Comes To Honing Corporate Governance

      Perhaps tangible change towards more diverse and representative global boardrooms will in the end come as a result of the demands of powerful investors. In Canada, the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan, a pension fund managing $130bn in assets also happens to have four women on its board of nine directors, including chairwoman Eileen Mercier...

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