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Risk and reward Article Archive

Risk and reward: shared perspectives

Risk and reward: shared perspectives - 01 March 2011

This is a collection of 11 essays discussing different aspects of corporate responsibility and ethics.

Risk and reward

Risk and reward: tempering the pursuit of profit - 01 June 2010

This report reviews the circumstances leading up to the recent financial crisis.

Corporate governance and the credit crunch

Corporate governance and the credit crunch - 01 November 2008

Corporate governance and the credit crunch draws on a set of ten corporate governance and risk management principles.


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Failings in the areas of risk, reward, governance and ethics played a major part in creating the recent economic crisis. Businesses are under increasing pressure to balance risk and reward, and have recognised risk management, ethical business and good corporate governance as factors that underpin sustainable success.

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