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As innovation and growth continue to be vital, it’s crucial for leaders to prioritise employee engagement and inclusivity, investment in talent, and accelerate green growth. By meeting these goals business can recontract their relationship with society.

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Robotics and AI could be having a much bigger impact on our lives and jobs today.  Are our businesses failing to apply them effectively through incapability or vested interests? Read the insights from our latest Financial Focus discussion

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Financial Focus Whitepaper: ESG Impact

Whitepaper | February | 2021

‘Is a greater focus on Long Term Value the answer to the perceived trade-off between financial return and a firm’s ESG impact?’

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The pandemic has impacted people’s lives globally and highlighted our vulnerability to these kinds of existential threats. This whitepaper looks at how this period has changed the Boards’ view on tackling the Climate Challenge.

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The future for accountants has never been brighter but automation is having a big impact on the finance function. Does the increased prevalence of AI and RPA spell the obsolescence of the role of the accountant in the finance function?

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COVID-19 was a relatively low likelihood event that has had an enormous impact on almost all businesses. How well prepared were our businesses for the pandemic and how will finance functions adapt in the aftermath?

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The stream of high-profile business failures over the last 5 years highlights challenges to the finance profession in applying appropriate accounting standards, understanding industry models and creating straightforward and consistent external reporting.

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We hear from Julie Baddeley, Chair of Chapter Zero’s Steering Group, on how Boards and finance teams can help businesses solve the world’s climate crisis.

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We hear from Ben Taylor on how finance organisations can lead the way their companies respond to the increasingly urgent climate crisis.

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Sir Clive Woodward

London | Interview | 2019

Sir Clive talks to Metapraxis about the key factors that drive performance in the highly competitive environments of business and sport.

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Daniele P pic

Daniele talks about the challenges of integrating and automating finance processes in the highly acquisitive Insurance industry, and how RPA and Blockchain technologies can solve them.

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Jacqueline de Rojas, President techUK

London | Interview | 2019

“We shouldn’t fear the rise of the robot, we should embrace it” says Jacqueline de Rojas on the impact technology will have, especially on finance.

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David Craig, CEO at Refinitiv

London | Interview | 2019

David talks finance teams going further with data: understanding drivers of business performance and arming management with insights to help drive the business forward.

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Chi Onwurah, Labour MP

London | Interview | 2019

Chi Onwurah discusses the UK skills gap issue & how we can do more to ensure relevant future workforce & what impact technological innovation can have on this.

 

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Herb Kozlov, Partner Reed Smith

London | Interview | 2019

blockchain – lots of talk but where are the real use cases for businesses and finance organisations? Hear what Herb Kozlov, an experienced lawyer and chair of Reed Smith’s global FinTech practice has to say.

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Tony Bickerstaff, CFO of Costain Group, on businesses spending too much time collecting data and not enough time generating insight and how to rescue your business from this predicament.

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Ralph Hewins, CFO Elementis

London | Interview | 2019

Ralph Hewins, CFO of Elementis, shares his insights on the skills and experience needed by the finance professionals of tomorrow: strength in data analytics, an international outlook, and emotional intelligence to influence the business effectively

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Christiane Wuillamie OBE shares her thoughts on how finance professionals need to break the silo budgeting mentality and give advice for finance professionals entering the workforce.

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