IFC

/Tag: IFC

Transparency and what it really means

2018-06-12T09:45:15+00:00April 11th, 2017|2017/2018, April 2017, More from this edition, Year|

A corporate governance expert explores what transparency really means for businesses. An organisation that delivers credible and timely information for all its stakeholders is transparent. Such information provides critical insights regarding the performance of a company and therefore it is imperative that companies have a disclosure mechanism in place. Certain kinds of information are required by regulators and other kinds by investors and other stakeholders. In fact, those working in the area of corporate governance, often use the terms transparency [...]

Do good boards imply good decisions?

2018-05-18T13:04:09+00:00February 9th, 2017|2017/2018, February 2017, More from this Edition, Year|

Many companies establish a professional board of directors comprising “stars”, but sometimes even star teams with sophisticated individuals may take bad decisions, writes a corporate governance expert. From among many factors that could be responsible for such decisions, two stand out: availability of information and a board agenda. Good decisions can follow if appropriate and adequate information is shared. To make a high quality “informed” decision, the board should get as much information about an issue as possible. What happens [...]

Short Takes

2018-12-04T10:40:02+00:00April 29th, 2016|2016, India Investment Journal April/May Edition, Solar India, Year|

The Solar India mission registered a number of key milestones in the past few months as the government races ahead to meet its 100 GW target for 2022. Here is a selection of some global interest in this arena. India set to beat China in power deal India’s state-run Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL) is closing in on a contract from a Chinese competitor to build a $1.6 billion power plant in Bangladesh. China's Harbin Electric International Company Ltd, which [...]