Corporate Governance

Corporate Governance

LATAM Airline Group: Wings Over Latin America

How a small carrier from an inward-looking, almost insular, country outcompeted the big guys and gobbled them up to become the largest airline in...

Blowing the Whistle on Subprime Banks: Alayne Fleischmann

Whistle blowers revealing corporate wrong-doing can pay a high personal price for acting with integrity. History is littered with examples of organisations determined to...

Latin America: As Nations Mature Some Are Left Behind

Devoid of subtlety, headlines often fail to convey the real story. While the bumbling and stumbling governments of Brazil and Venezuela dominate the news...

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...