Materiality: Talking heads, talking numbers and talking finance…

Materiality: Talking heads, talking numbers and talking finance…

Materiality had some sober moments at the GRI Global Conference in Amsterdam this May. It was evident that established reporters are asking more pertinent questions about the value of the materiality determination process. Some are starting to do it less Continue reading →

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Integrated Reporting: I think integrated, therefore I am…

Integrated Reporting: I think integrated, therefore I am…

"Integration" again found itself in the domain of popular terminology in recent years as managers, policy makers and others contemplated ways of dealing with mainstreaming, fragmented information and inconsistencies as demonstrated in the market failures of financial crisis. Integration is Continue reading →

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Lessons from Nelson Mandela for business leadership

Lessons from Nelson Mandela for business leadership

Enterprise 21st century has a vacancy: visionary leadership. As we celebrate the life of Nelson Mandela this week, media reports are full of stories from people of all walks of life about how Madiba, in person and image, inspired them. Continue reading →

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Sign of the times: ESG Products & Services

Sign of the times: ESG Products & Services

Recent banking scandals have raised interest in corporate governance and organisational culture as make-or-break features of what makes a responsible financial institution. These can also be found in a longer list of sustainability expectations of financial institutions that have crystallised Continue reading →

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Basel III and ESG: What’s on the table?

Basel III and ESG: What’s on the table?

Rescue packages and financial regulation remain in the headlines. Seeking to prevent a repeat of the financial crisis of early 2008 onwards, the Basel III requirements have zoomed in on the capital adequacy (capital buffers), leverage ratios and market liquidity Continue reading →

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Are banking values bankrupt?

Are banking values bankrupt?

It has of late become significantly less glamorous to admit that you work in the banking sector. The banking crisis of 2008 and ensuing world financial crisis have been accompanied by a series of scandals and shocks involving major banks. Continue reading →

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