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PwC Africa: Africa’s Finance Leaders Take Steps to Ensure the Safety of Workers

As lockdown regulations are eased all over the world, business leaders are recognising that they have a critical role to play in the safety, health and stability of their employees and customers. While business leaders implement new policies and processes

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How Will the Pandemic Impact Pay Equity Within the Finance Industry?

The financial services industry is at a turning point. Though there is evidence to suggest that the global coronavirus pandemic could set back several years’ worth of hard-earned progress in closing the gender pay-gap in the sector, it has provided

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United Nations Leadership Launches Initiative Against Unregulated Small Arms Circulation

“The United Nations has sought to tackle the widespread availability of illicit small arms and ammunition from many angles: peace and security, gender equality, sustainable development, transnational crime, counter-terrorism and humanitarian action. United Nations peacekeepers often work on disarmament programmes

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Robert Azevêdo: Levelling the Playing Field

In times such as these, with rapidly escalating trade tensions and countries engaging in tit-for-tat spats that can – and do – spin out of control, the job of Roberto Azevêdo, director-general of the World Trade Organisation, becomes nearly impossible.

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EY: Argentina – Aspects of the Labour & Social Security Reform

A labour and social security reform bill has been recently sent to the Argentine Congress. In general, proposed amendments represent material changes to current regulations and introduce new concepts. Although the government has the support of the main labour unions,

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Building Stronger Governance and Compliance Foundations in Sub-Saharan Africa

Analysts, politicians, economists and media pundits have kicked off 2016 with a largely pessimistic outlook for the global economy. Clearly none of us can predict where the economy will be in twelve months but we do know that we are

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Science-Based Emissions Targets: A New Foundation for Corporate Climate Action

Corporate emissions-reduction targets have become commonplace. In 2014, 80% of companies that reported their emissions to CDP, an international NGO that holds the largest collection of corporate emissions data, also reported targets for cutting their emissions. These targets vary significantly

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IFC: Corporate Governance Gains Prominence with the Forthcoming ASEAN Economic Community

One of the much-anticipated events in Asia this year is the formation of the ASEAN Economic Community which will allow goods, services, and investments to flow more freely across the borders of Southeast Asian countries. The potential economic upside is

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