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UK Banks Feel Pain of Iran Sanctions Evasion Lapses
The Financial Times headline is damaging enough by itself: “Iran used Lloyds and Santander accounts to evade sanctions”. This is exactly the sort of high-profile publicity nightmare financial institutions are desperate to avoid. The reputational risk from such revelations – especially when they’re disseminated by a globally-renowned publication like the Financial Times – can have […]
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ESG at a Crossroads: What Next For 2024 and Beyond?
Environmental, social and governance (ESG) aligned funds were, until recently, a one-way bet for the investment industry. The future looks less assured. ESG has turned into a highly sensitised issue, LSEG Global Head of Research Robert Jenkins noted in a recent article. “The term ESG has become near toxic and arguably weaponized in the U.S.” […]
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Will Your Project End Well?
A project is a mini-series, not a soap opera (although sometimes during a project’s lifecycle it can feel like it will never end). In other words, a contained event with a beginning (initiation and planning), a middle (implementation) and end (delivery and use). A project can be defined as “a complex, non-routine, one-time effort limited […]
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Project Deployment Lessons from the Great British Bake Off
When producer Anna Beattie was unsuccessfully pitching the idea for The Great British Bake Off I’m sure she had little inkling of the global phenomenon it would turn into, or the resurgent appetite for home baking it would prompt. Like millions of others I’m no pâtissière, but the Bake Off has inspired my own hit-and-miss […]
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3 Tips for Successful Vendor Management
So you’ve gone through the buy versus build technology decision process and opted for a third-party software provider. Job done. Now you can sit back and let your chosen partner get on with it, right? Not quite. Your vendor selection may have made sense at that point in time, but requirements change. Your firm will […]
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The Secret to Keeping Project Stakeholders On-Side
As my primary school headmaster used to drum into us on an almost weekly basis, “you can please some of the people all of the time; you can please all of the people some of the time; but you can’t please all of the people all of the time.” The quote may be attributed to […]
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