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Restoring Executive Authenticity

January 3, 2012 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, FINANCE & BANKING, BUSINESS & INNOVATION, Governance & RegulationComments (0)

By Roger L. Martin The illegal and unethical behaviour of some business executives over the past few decades suggests something is seriously out of whack in the corporate world. You might also like: Decrypting The Aspiring Indian Low-Income Consumer Food and Fuel Excess: The Dark Side of America’s Exceptionalism From Hubris to Disgrace: The End …

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Too systemic to fail: Consequences, causes, and potential remedies

December 28, 2010 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, FINANCE & BANKING, EMERGING TRENDS, Capitalism in the 21st Century, Americas, Banking Innovation, Europe, Global Capital MarketsComments (0)

By Raghuram Rajan Perhaps the single biggest distortion to the free enterprise system is when a number of private institutions are deemed by political and regulatory authorities as too systemic to fail. Resources are trapped in corporate structures that have

The UK Bribery Act and Beyond – Preparing for Change

December 28, 2010 • Europe, Governance & RegulationComments (0)

By Michael W. Johnson This article will detail the most important elements of the law, highlighting the restrictions that are broader than previous anti-corruption laws, such as the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”). It will then discuss the steps

Islamic Finance: Is the Time Ripe for a Private Sector Trade Association?

December 28, 2010 • FINANCE & BANKING, Banking Innovation, Global Capital Markets, Middle East & AfricaComments (0)

By Robert B Gray The growing significance of Islamic finance has brought into sharp focus the similarities and the potential for convergence with respect to market practices between conventional modes of financing and the market for Shariah-compliant

Beyond Rising Sea Levels: Using the Insurance Asset to Manage Risk and Maximize Opportunity in the “Green” Economic Paradigm Shift

December 28, 2010 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, FINANCE & BANKINGComments (0)

By Lindene Patton The green paradigm shift: Climate change is causing much more than just rising sea levels. Climate change is changing the way we power a society that depends more heavily on power everyday; the way we transport ourselves; how we evaluate

Tax Havens, the Crisis of 2007 and Financial Regulations

December 28, 2010 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, FINANCE & BANKINGComments (0)

By Ronen Palan Tax havens have existed since early twentieth century, and are used primarily, but not exclusively, for tax evasion and avoidance. Tax havens are used, however, for other purposes as well. Since the early 1960s, all the premier tax havens of