Corporate Reputation

  • Whistle While You Work

                      Organisations need to review their ethical standards and internal communications policies as governments encourage whistleblowing and around a third of employees say that they would leak unethical behaviour by their employer.                       As well as increasing…

  • Investing in Africa, Fortune Follows the (Moderately) Brave

                    Any discussion of why it makes sense to invest in African companies, or to pursue mergers and acquisitions (“M&A”) there, must begin by confronting all the negativity that historically has surrounded the continent. Companies and investors in Africa have had well-founded concerns about political instability; endemic corruption;…

  • UK Supermarket Wars Get Nasty

    As the British media enthusiastically reports on the conflict, the ongoing supermarket war in the United Kingdom is taking its toll on small food and drink suppliers. With increasingly successful large discount grocers such as Aldi and Lidl – which both grew their share of the British shoppers’ pocketbook in 2014 to the tune of…

  • Strong Employee Engagement is First Line of Data Defence Against Cyber Crime

    One in four employees believe data theft is a victimless crime. Companies that don’t turn around this mindset could see their own reputations at risk, says Lucy L.M. Phillips, Managing Director and Employee Engagement and Change Communications Practice Lead, at FTI Consulting, London. Companies are engaged in an ongoing battle to control information. Some data…

  • Retailers & suppliers – Tough tactics in the spotlight

    Media coverage about the tactics supermarkets are taking with their suppliers has been widespread. At the same time, there is recognition that all parts of the food and drink supply chain are under tremendous pressure. At issue is whether these understandable stresses are causing retailers to breach ethical or legal guidelines. FTI Consulting surveyed organisations that supply retailers in…

  • Snapshot – UK General Election Research

    The most unpredictable election in a generation will naturally lead to uncertainty for the City and business leaders.The dividing lines for the election are becoming clearer and surges by UKIP, the SNP, and the Green Party are forcing the hand of the more established parties. So, what are the implications of this for businesses and investors? Are the Conservatives…

  • The impact of CEO transitions on enterprise value

    One of the big business news stories of this year has been the retirement of Gail Kelly at Westpac. She is one of the highest profile business leaders in the country and has been at the helm of the bank for nearly seven years. Surely, even with a well-managed succession plan you would expect the…

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