Corporate Governance

Corporate Governance

Patrick Awuah: Educating the Future Leaders of Africa

The prestigious and pioneering Ashesi University in Ghana is on a mission to educate a new generation of business leaders. Built on a hilltop...

Jan Koum: He Won’t Stop

“We want to know as little about our users as possible,” Jan Koum claims. Mr Koum is cofounder of instant messaging app WhatsApp. It...

UNCTAD: A Policy Recipe to Get Investment Flowing Again

James Zhan suggests world leaders make a joint effort to harmonise and formulate appropriate investment policies to help build investment firepower to face 21st...

Navigating the maze of red tape

Legislation and bureaucracy have been sticking in the gizzard of commerce for decades. With one piece of frustrating paperwork after another getting in the...

IFC: Corporate Governance Practices in the European Union

For the first time, European Commission Directive 2006/46/EC required all listed companies to produce a corporate governance statement in their annual report to shareholders....

Out with the Old: Pope Francis

At an age when most people would gratefully embrace retirement, Jorge Mario Bergoglio became the CEO of a high-profile global organisation facing major challenges....

Heiki Paakkinen: Can Penguins Rule the Waves?

The energy trilemma – how to generate affordable, secure, and low carbon electricity – constitutes a struggle for most countries. There is an imperative...

Margaret Hodge: The Scourge of Tax Dodgers

The pinnacle of Margaret Hodge’s four decades in public life has arguably been the five years spent as the very high profile scourge of...

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Naif: Pragmatism as a Driver of Change

In April, the rising star in the House of Saud, Mohammed bin Naif bin Abdulaziz Al Saud (55) was named first in line for...

Deep Oil: Unlocking the Poles

The arrival of peak oil — the point in time when global oil production peaks and begins to forever decline — has loomed for...