Philip Armstrong, Head of the Global Corporate Governance Forum, speaks about CSR around the world, and emerging trends. IE Business School video.
published by The Global Corporate Governance Forum, June 2011.
See what difference good corporate governance makes for a company’s bottom line, and for lives of its customers and partners. The Global Corporate Governance Forum is happy to present stories from Alumni of its Board Leadership Training in Malawi: “Corporate Governance Saves Money… and Lives,” “Increased Lending to Women and Small Businesses” and “Trickle-Down Effect in Human Rights, Labor, Environment, and Anti-Corruption Practices”.
As part of its project in Malawi, the Forum enhanced the capacity of the Institute of Directors of Malawi by training a cadre of CG trainers. Building on the existing Corporate Governance Board Leadership Training Resources, the Forum and the IODM jointly developed a localized curriculum to respond to the needs of the Malawi market. The trainers are now equipped to provide robust training programs to directors of local companies. Two alumni of the training program illustrate tangible benefits of implementing good corporate governance practices.
by Finance Online, December 4th, 2010.
This short video discusses IFC client engagement and the importance of implementing sound corporate governance practices in banks and other financial institutions. It looks at how to manage risks related to credit, market, liquidity and operational issues. Risk management refers to the structures and processes that identify, assess and mitigate all types of risk to an organization. SmartTalk is a series of round table discussions where IFC staff and external guests exchange experiences and discuss different aspects of corporate governance.
by Market Observation, October 31st, 2010.
The Re-birth of Private Equity in M&A and the Role of the Board
by Lucy Marcus for Marcus Ventures, October 28th, 2010.
Lucy’s TEDTalk: Lucy spoke at TEDxNewSt about the changing role of the non-executive director in today’s world. She touched on how non-executive board directors need to demand more of themselves and their colleagues, and about being active, engaged, independent, and accountable board members and the different areas that board members need to be looking at today and tomorrow, from social responsibility to diversity, and from engaging with stakeholders to being willing to challenge the company even if it feels uneasy.
More details on the content of the talk be found in Board Directors in Today’s Board Rooms
The Walker report is a lowest common denominator response to addressing corporate governance at UK banks. We need a deep overhaul of the financial system: much better regulation, longer-term thinking, and a break up of the investment banking mindsets which led to the financial crisis.
Giving non-executive directors more powers, scrutinising how they are appointed, or increasing regulation alone will make absolutely no difference. Non-executive directors already have the powers; it’s the culture of investment banking globally which must change.
Non-executive directors must spend more time understanding the bank on whose board they sit. They have to understand the culture, get to know the key managers in the bank, and spend more time in the bank appreciating the way business is done there. Banks also need to spend the resources to ensure their non-executives become familiar…(continue reading)
Airtime: Wed. Sept. 9 2009 | 3:37 PM ET
Watch the interview: Fast Money Final Call – CNBC.com
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Video for OECD by Marcello Bianchi, April 27, 2009.
The financial crisis has revealed severe shortcomings in corporate governance. Marcello Bianchi, Chair of the OECD Committee on Corporate Governance talks about the lessons learned and the challenges ahead.