Corporate culture has been seen as a nebulous idea for too long

In his recent article entitled “UK corporate governance requires a cultural revolution” Richard Crump rightly raises the challenge of culture as being fundamental to effective governance. But like the vultures in The Jungle Book looking down on Mowgli being chased
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SEC’s Mary Jo White on Corporate Governance: Act Like Grown-Ups

Securities and Exchange Commission Chair, Mary Jo White, has a message for companies and shareholders: You’re big kids. Act like it. Addressing a corporate-governance conference in Chicago, Ms. White sounded at times like a weary babysitter, urging companies and shareholders to
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Corporate Affairs Commission engages Private Sector in Sierra Leone

The board and management of Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC), in collaboration with International Finance Corporation (IFC), yesterday held a working session for members in the private sector. The theme of the session was “Corporate Governance, Better Practice, Better Companies” various
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European banking sector not yet adequately integrating environmental and social risks and opportunities into operations

Large European banks are not yet sufficiently aware of the business risks deriving from environmental and social developments, such as climate change, water scarcity or sustainable production, according to a KPMG survey conducted with the support of WWF. Ready or
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Cameroon: a case study of Chinese corporate social responsibility

When a continent as forest rich as Africa becomes the target of direct foreign investment – no matter what the origin – what are the risks and negative impacts on communities, agriculture and forestry? This question is considered at the micro-level
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Saudi Aramco launches ‘Umrah for the disabled’ program

Saudi Aramco has given new meaning to corporate social responsibility (CSR) by introducing an initiative for people of special needs. Called “Umrah for the Disabled — A Lifetime Experience,” the program reaffirms the company’s commitment to CSR. The initiative was
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Japan’s changing boardroom culture offers two-pronged opportunity

Baillie Gifford’s Donald Farquharson admits many investors are sceptical about the talk of improving corporate governance in Japan, but he believes the theme is very real and presents two sets of opportunities. The Japanese authorities have introduced a number of
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Well-governed firms prized by institutional investors

Philippine companies need to shift their approach to corporate governance practices, focusing on attracting investors, boosting capital and taking advantage of opportunities in the impending integration of Southeast Asian economies. The national government must also continue to take advantage of
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Changing Course on Boardroom Composition

Trust is a basic element of a well-functioning board. Directors rely on the judgment, knowledge, and support of fellow board members. But boards today face an increasingly long list of challenges, from strategy to social business and cybersecurity, and the
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US hedge fund galvanizes Korean shareholders to pressure Samsung, South Korea’s richest family

Thousands of South Korean investors are backing an American hedge fund’s bid to thwart a business combination between Samsung companies that they argue will only enrich the country’s wealthiest family. At stake: Billions of dollars for the Lee family that
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AIB creates €5m fund to invest in sustainable start-ups

AIB’s CEO Bernard Byrne has committed to a new €5m equity fund to assist start-up companies specialising in the sustainable technologies sector to address “a gap in the ecosystem here.” Byrne said the bank will work alongside the International Sustainability
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Pope’s climate talk a big step forward

Pope Francis called for collective action to stop climate change last week in his 184-page encyclical, which asserted that pursuing environmental sustainability is a moral imperative. World media outlets reported heavily on the document released Thursday, many saying the work represents
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