Complying with modern slavery legislation

Is the Modern Slavery Act a groundbreaking legislation or a velvet glove in need of an iron fist?, writes Allan Doherty - Senior Director at Modern Slavery Consultants Ltd

Gender diversity on US boards

What more can we do to ensure boards are well-equipped to serve the future marketplace? writes Brande Stellings, JD - Vice President, Corporate Board Services at Catalyst

Overseeing the board’s compliance programme

How can a board fulfil its duty of oversight if it’s not trained in how to avoid disaster? writes Michael Volkov who is the CEO and owner of The Volkov Law Group

Nigeria’s National Code of Corporate Governance

From conception to controversy and why a more collaborative approach is needed, writes Victor Banjo - Corporate Governance and Board Effectiveness Coach

Effective risk management

The key to a successful governance framework is using risk data within the three lines of defence model, explains Jon Szehofner & Paul Saunders, Co-founders of GD Financial Markets LLP

Corporate ethics boost confidence in Spain

Spain has seen solid advances in good corporate governance and transparency, writes Ana María Martínez–Pina García - Vice Chairperson of the Comisión Nacional del Mercado de Valores (CNMV)

Swiss stock index to reward ethical firms

The first Swiss stock exchange index dedicated to corporate governance will underweight companies that fall short of good practice, writes Vincent Kaufmann - CEO of Ethos Foundation, Switzerland

Future of shareholder activism in Europe

The gloves are coming off as full-blooded, US-style activism attacks EU boardrooms. But are they prepared? explains Steve Wolosky, Andrew Freedman and Ron S. Berenblat - Members of Olshan Frome Wolosky’s Activist & Equity Investment Group

New York’s cybersecurity game changer

Elevating cybersecurity to the board; the DFS’s new regulations could reach other US states writes Steven R. Chabinsky, Partner at White & Case LLP & Judy Selby, National Leader of Insurance Advisory and Technology Advisory Teams at BDO USA LLP

Advancing corporate governance reform

The UK is seeking to calm public concern about falling standards in business life by revisiting corporate frameworks... but it’s not all about codes of practice, writes Timothy Copnell - Chairman of KPMG’s UK Audit Committee Institute

Collaboration is key to fighting fraud

To address accounting challenges, tap the power of policies and people, explains Cindy Fornelli - Executive Director of the Center for Audit Quality (CAQ)

Assessing corporate compliance programmes

Assessing whether your compliance programme is ‘fit for purpose’ is a key element of the board’s oversight responsibility, writes Holly J. Gregory & Rebecca Grapsas at Sidley Austin LLP

Evolving governance for MENA family businesses

Adopting both corporate and family governance structures protects the legacy and ensures continuity, writes Dr Ashraf Gamal El Din - Chief Executive Officer, Hawkamah

Negotiating the NED minefield

Non-executive directors should encourage an integrated approach to governance where ERM and culture guide decision-making, writes Beatriz Pessôa de Araújo - Partner at Baker McKenzie

A holistic approach to executive pay policy

‘Integrated remuneration’ is the way to solve the conundrum of executive compensation, explains Cédric Laverie - Head of Corporate Governance at Amundi Asset Management

Interpreting the statistics on US proxy fights

Activists targeting mid-sized companies tend to be smaller, younger funds that can be more aggressive with their approach and demands, writes Duncan Herrington - Managing Director and Head of the Activism Response and Contested Situations Team, Raymond James

Boardrooms: the perpetual gender gap

Are companies fully on board or has the commitment to board diversity become overstated? writes Dan Marcel - Director of Content at Equilar Inc

Building businesses for the long-term

Focussing ERM and internal audit on what really matters: long-term value creation and preservation, explains Tim J. Leech - Managing Director at Risk Oversight Solutions Inc

When anti-corruption and CSR collide

Does anti-corruption compliance always itself comply with corporate social responsibility? writes Bruce Horowitz - President, Center for the Study of Bribery, Extortion and Coercion Situations, and Founding Partner, Paz Horowitz

Deregulation and the new era of self-governance

Companies who establish a self-governing culture during uncertain times will inspire trust and innovation, explains John Palmiero - Vice President at MetricStream