Frank Dangeard, INSEAD Director-in-Residence

In the wake of the global financial crisis government stakeholders have shown they are more than capable of running profitable businesses. The key to success is strong governance.

As private shareholdings grow, is it time to consider a separate “shareholders” or “owners” board to give corporate boards and directors the space and the framing to do their jobs effectively?

  • Does CSR only apply to sizable corporations?

  • As they shift towards more market-based economies, Arab companies can no longer afford to neglect demands for greater accountability and transparency in the boardroom.

  • A rising tide of public and shareholder discontent over executive pay packets, corporate accountability and responsibility are forcing boards to be more transparent, diverse and independent. Asia is also catching on fast.

  • As Russia struggles to shrug off a corrupt legacy from its Soviet past, businesses are taking a step-by-step approach to managing the “informal practices” putting their companies at risk

  • As more scandals rock the financial world, stakeholders are beginning to look closely at who sits in the boardroom, and why.

  • What do companies delivering bottled soda have in common with NGO’s delivering food to a drought area? Quite a lot, it seems. Whether for commercial or humanitarian reasons, it all boils down to logistics.

  • Indebtedness is both a consumer and a financial industry problem. Regulatory bodies think more banking regulations will fix the problem. INSEAD Professor of Banking and Finance Jean Dermine is not so sure.