Published: May 2017Contents
i ) What are the hot topics?
The hot topics in corporate governance are transparency; reporting; compliance; IT; accountability and liability; short termism versus long-term strategy; shareholder activism; stakeholders; and corporate social responsibility, sustainability and measures against climate change.
ii ) Tell us about any key legal developments – recent or pending – and their international impact.
An important legal aspect is the ever-increasing regulation that asks for more reporting.
iii) What are the biggest opportunities and challenges for practitioners and clients?
Challenges for clients and practitioners are the ever more quickly changing world and being able to combine a good long-term strategy with flexibility to adapt to changes.
Opportunities are there for those clients who invest in a good long-term strategy to stay ahead of the market and efficiently manage to combine that with flexible and efficient tactical movements.
Equally, there are opportunities for those practitioners who also stay ahead of the market by being creative and understanding areas of business, and investing in advising their clients in the process to come to a good long-term strategy and in flexible tactics.
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