Dr Chris Pierce

Corporate governance and small islands

‘In the last five years many islands have developed Corporate Governance Codes .... Many of these islands have learnt lessons from the OECD countries which have well-established Codes and so these new Codes have leapfrogged to the forefront of governance innovation. Examples include the Mauritian Code of Corporate Governance that contains guidelines for different sectors, scorecards, and international benchmarked data.’

Edward Craft and Colin Jones

Improving the quality of reporting

‘Because smaller companies often struggle to attract a good level of analyst research, the annual report and accounts may present itself as the one genuine opportunity in each year for those companies to deliver good and clear messages to investors. Such opportunities should not be squandered.’