The power of parity: Advancing women’s equality in Africa

This report explores the “power of parity” in Africa, looking at the potential boost to economic growth that could come from accelerating progress towards gender equality. It builds on MGI’s global research on this topic since 2015 which has included reports on globally. This report also further develops the thinking contained in McKinsey & Company’s…

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EY Global Corporate Reporting Survey 2019

Does corporate reporting need a culture shock? Organisations recognise that there is a demand for corporate reporting to be more transparent. These insights into how reporting should change are drawn from findings from the 2019 EY Global Financial Accounting and Advisory Services (FAAS) corporate reporting survey. You can also explore the data behind the survey,…

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Grant Thornton Corporate Governance Review 2019: the issue of trust

In our volatile times, restoring trust in businesses has never been a more important or complex challenge and yet Grant Thornton’s 18th annual Corporate Governance Review shows only a minority of the FTSE 350 are seizing the initiative.

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PwC’s Global Crisis Survey 2019

By delving deep into the real-world experiences PwC uncovered some surprising findings, many of which turn the basic notion of crisis management on its head. The report heard from 2,084 senior executives, in organisations of all sizes, in 25 industries, and across 43 countries.

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Hampton-Alexander Review November 2019

As the Hampton-Alexander Review enters its final year they launch their 2019 report on improving gender balance in FTSE leadership. In 2016 the voluntary Review set five key Recommendations aimed at increasing the number of women in leadership positions of FTSE 350 companies, including a target of 33% by the end of 2020. This penultimate and fourth…

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2019 U.S. Spencer Stuart Board Index

Now in its 34th year, the U.S. Spencer Stuart Board Index examines the latest data and trends in board composition, board governance practices and director compensation among S&P 500 companies. Find the highlights and full report below.

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How Should Corporate Boards Evaluate Their Effectiveness?

George Anderson, partner at Spencer Stuart, explores with TK Kerstetter on Inside America’s Boardrooms how board culture and the board succession planning process play a key role in enhancing board performance.

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The future of Asia: Asian flows and networks are defining the next phase of globalization

Asia is increasingly the center of the world economy. By 2040, the region could account for more than half of global GDP and about 40 percent of global consumption. This new paper builds on the McKinsey Global Institute’s research on globalisation in January 2019 by examining Asia’s rise on eight dimensions incorporating 16 types of…

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Board monitor Europe 2019

Heidrick & Struggles examine a range of data on the background and experience of newly appointed independent, non-executive directors, by region and country, compared with past years. As the boards of Europe’s public companies strive to do more than ever to meet a challenging business environment, diversity of board members’ background and experience is key…

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Risk in focus: hot topics for internal auditors

Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors: Risk in Focus, is an annual barometer of what CAEs perceive as their organisations’ risk priorities and what is preoccupying their thinking as they prepare their forthcoming audit plans.

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