Improving business behaviour in Africa

Establishing coherent guidelines for corporate governance is becoming a priority if the continent is to maximise investment and realise its full potential, explains Monica Dowie - Programme Manager of the African Corporate Governance Network at the NEPAD Business Foundation

Disclosure in Latin America

Board diversity is enhanced by transparency and disclosure  but not all companies in the region are ready to be so upfront, writes Paola Gutierrez VelandÌa - Principal, Regional Head of Board Services Iberia & Latam, Pedersen & Partners

What makes a first-class training programme?

Following the right compliance training programme will arm you with the knowledge for becoming the best compliance professional, writes Jonathan Bowdler - Head of Regulatory Compliance, International Compliance Training.

10 high-performance board barometers

Proactively shaping a culture, based on the best of all possible cultural norms, should be the aspiration of any boardroom. So how does your company fare?, writes Debra Brown - President and Chief Executive Officer of Brown Governance Inc.

Remuneration practices within Southern Europe

Shareholder concerns and expectations have changed management incentives in recent years — but will this impact transparency?, explains Fabio Bianconi - Director, Morrow Sodali

Corporate governance in Japan now

Much progress has been made in the 18 months since the introduction of the Japanese corporate governance code, but there is still a lot to be fixed, writes Nicholas Benes - Representative Director, The Board Director Training Institute of Japan

Whistleblower: A hero, a villain or simply a fool?

A code of ethics means nothing if employees who have the courage to expose corruption are not protected, writes Douglas Linares Flinto - Chairman & CEO at Brazilian Business Ethics Institute.

Turning the wheels of investment

Changing tactics will establish forward-thinking companies that deliver long-term, sustainable value for customers, employees and shareholders, explains Reiner Sachs - CEO, Shareholder Value Management AG

Questioning quotas

Setting targets to create gender balanced boards has been shown to work in many countries and yet it still often offends our notion of meritocracy, writes Professor Ruth Sealy - Associate Professor in Organisation Studies at Exeter University Business School

Forecasting and responding to geopolitical risk in 2017

Brexit, the US election and more — the year ahead will be one of the toughest for directors to make the best decisions for their companies, writes Charles Hecker - Senior Partner & Jonathan Wood - Director of Global Risk Analysis, Control Risks