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UK government launches consultation on corporate governance

Recent corporate governance failings at high-profile companies have further dented the British public’s trust in business and raised questions as to whether existing standards are fit for purpose. In light of this, the UK government has launched a consultation seeking views on how to improve the country’s corporate governance framework. The government’s proposals are outlined…

Governance reforms won’t shake up the C-suite

GoodCorporation was asked by Ethical Corporation to review the recommendations in the government’s Green Paper on corporate governance reform Back in July, newly elected Prime Minister Theresa May called time on “irresponsible” corporates. Big business, it was said, needed to change. Strong governance was required to enable companies to take better. Does the Green Paper…

Bribery a way of life for companies operating in emerging markets

GoodCorporation was asked to comment on research from the Henley Business School claiming that 85% of managers are forced to resort to bribery in order to do business. These findings highlight the difficulties companies face operating in emerging markets. However in our experience, many large international organisations give explicit instructions to staff to refuse bribes…

Data Protection in a post-Brexit world

Whatever our arrangements with the EU, companies will need to be aware of the new rules governing data protection. The General Data Protection Regulation applies to all businesses providing services or monitoring the behaviour of EU citizens whether or not the organisation is domiciled in a member state. In the September issue of Ethical Corporation,…

GDPR: Putting the right data protection processes in place

Irrespective of our future arrangements with Europe, companies providing services to EU citizens will need to ensure that their data protection systems comply with the newly passed General Data Protection Regulation. On the Governance & Compliance website, Leo Martin examines the new regulation and outlines the changes that companies will need to make to their…