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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

A roadmap for long-term value creation in the capital markets

Integrated reporting is taking companies in a new direction – away from the ‘tragedy of horizons’, writes Richard Hewitt - CEO of The International Integrated Reporting Council

FCPA enforcement: The individual criminal prosecution gap

The Yates Memo has shifted the focus of criminal investigations from corporations to individual wrongdoers. Only time will tell if it succeeds in holding more of them to account, explains Kristen Saville - Associate Director of Empirical Research for the Rock Center for Corporate Governance at Stanford Law School

Sugarcoating extortion

Establishing policies to combat bribery and corruption is pointless unless you tackle the problem of corrupt local officials, writes Mike Kenealy who is the Chief Operations Officer at Insiders Corp. & Michele La Neve is a Managing Partner at Whitecotton Law International

Information governance oversight: Questions for board members to ask

Good IG isn’t just about protecting an organisation from data breach. Information challenges are many and various – and someone needs to own responsibility for them, explains Jason R. Baron - Of Counsel at Drinker, Biddle & Reath LLP and Co-chair of the Information Governance Initiative

Latest Issue

Ethical Boardroom Winter Magazine 2017 Edition



Nestlé: Focussed on long-term growth

Over recent years, Nestlé has demonstrated that shareholder dialogue in a highly diversified shareholder structure – Nestlé has approximately 150,000 registered shareholders – is both possible and beneficial. Through shareholder meetings, surveys, chairman’s roundtables and engagement calls, bilateral investor meetings and engagement with investors at press conferences, roadshows and investor conferences, the company regularly solicits input from investors on governance topics. Insights are regularly incorporated in the board’s governance documentation and practices. These efforts are not unique to Nestlé. They have been driven by companies’ recognition of the benefits of such dialogue, as well as by emerging best practices and new legal requirements.



Davos 2017 Fighting Cyber Crime

Cybercrime has made the headlines in 2016 - ranging from corporate theft over espionage to the alleged influence over democratic elections. How can business,...

Davos 2017 Ending Executive Pay

Excessive executive pay deals are criticised by shareholders and employees alike. How can market mechanisms be tamed to limit excess yet keep talent mobile?

From Behind the Bribe, The Sharp End of Compliance

A short film on Richard Bistrong's journey through the dark side of international business, "getting caught" and what that might mean for today's compliance challenges.

Bryan Harris Chief Internal Auditor of Alba | Ethical Boardroom

Bryan Harris - Chief Internal Auditor of Alba thanks Ethical Boardroom for being awarded "The Best Corporate Governance - Industrial Services - Middle East 2015" and why upholding the highest standards of ethical and professional behaviour sits at the heart of Alba’s committed approach to corporate governance.

Osman Sultan CEO of du Telecom | Ethical Boardroom

Osman Sultan - CEO du Telecom thanks Ethical Boardroom for being awarded the "Best Corporate Governance - Telecoms - Middle East 2015" and why Improving accountability and maintaining transparent corporate governance practices is essential for delivering continuous shareholder value,


Board members as cyber generals

Internal audit leaders should have their risk-detection antennae up high to encourage their boards to focus on the growing importance of cybersecurity, writes Richard F. Chambers, President and CEO of The Institute of Internal Auditors

The story behind the scandal: Incentive compensation and corporate recklessness

Companies should adopt clawbacks that apply more broadly than statutory provisions, writes Professor John Coffee, Adolf A. Berle Professor of Law at Columbia University Law School

Other News

A Global Perspective on Minority Shareholder Rights

Earlier this year, London’s Financial Conduct Authority responded to concerns across the investment community about the position of smaller investors in large companies, with a recent change in rules to allow greater powers for minority shareholders. The move had been designed to strengthen and protect the voice of small investors, equipping them with increased voting rights and a larger scope of influence over important decisions.