Tim Copnell

Audit in the downturn

‘Part-time non-executive directors will never be able to prevent all corporate governance breakdowns. But it is encouraging to see that audit committees have been reassessing what they do and how they do it with the aim of minimising the risks to a company and, by extension, to its investors and shareholders.’

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

Responsible investing

‘The global economy needs more than a quick fix. It needs a fundamental fix. ...Continuing to pour trillions of dollars into fossil-fuel subsidies is like investing in sub-prime real estate.’