This series provides a guide to the economic and policy developments within the European Union (EU) and is a must-listen for any student, policy maker, legislator, economist, or corporate strategist seeking a greater understanding of the opportunities, risks, and emerging policy initiatives that will affect the 330 million consumers living there and the companies doing or seeking to do business there.
These podcasts are delivered by Josina Kamerling, head of regulatory outreach for CFA Institute for Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. Benefit from Ms. Kamerling’s six-year odyssey of working with the EU commission and the EU parliament, from advocacy to implementation of key economic and regulatory issues. Along the way Ms. Kamerling shares the unique perspectives she’s gained regarding the body politic that is the EU, describing its wonder, in some respects its majesty, and the perils it faces.
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The Impact of Covid-19 on Companies’ Stakeholder Engagement
Josina Kamerling introduces us to Simon Rawson from ShareAction, an UK-based charity that advocates for responsible investment. They discuss the impact of Covid-19 on stakeholder engagement in firms, and specifically the role of Annual General Meetings (AGMs) in shaping business conduct.
Future of Work: What Challenges Hybrid Environments Bring to the Finance Industry Regulation
Josina Kamerling and Rhodri Preece, CFA, Senior Head of Industry Research at CFA Institute talk about the findings of the CFA Institute ‘Future of Work in Investment Management’ survey, which gives us a glimpse of the evolution of work post-pandemic. They also discuss how regulators are coping with the new virtual work environment and the risks it brings from the perspectives of location policy, tax implications, operational risk, supervision of business conduct, among others.
The Impact of Covid-19 on EU Financial Markets: One Year Later
Josina Kamerling walks us through the findings of the CFA Institute survey report ‘COVID-19, One Year Later: Capital Markets Entering Uncharted Waters’, which captured the thoughts of thousands of our members on the impact of the pandemic on global financial markets, and discusses the EU regulatory response to the crisis.
Board Accountability in Corporate Governance in the Wake of the Pandemic
The pandemic is likely to change the role of company boards and the way people look at companies. The fourth edition of the CFA Institute investor trust study reveals consumers and employees want to have the power to influence companies. They also believe that CEOs must lead on societal issues such as the pandemic impact on the economy and job automation.
A Guide To EU Financial Politics and Policy Development
Recently, CFA Institute published the new report “Corporate Governance and ESG disclosure in the
EU”, which looks at how ESG developments and corporate governance policies may merge into new
regulatory frameworks aimed at strengthening the link between companies and the wider society,
including shareholders and other stakeholders.
Corporate Governance and ESG Disclosure in the EU
A discussion with Luca Grassadonia, CFA Society Italy, on the European Commission initiative on Sustainable Corporate Governance and the CFA Institute report “Corporate Governance and ESG Disclosure in the EU”.