Research among 800 CEOs and other top executives in Europe and North America found that corporate reputation management has moved up the boardroom agenda amid tough trading conditions and a wave of corporate scandals.
When choosing a new CEO, 62% of UK boards say they would look for a candidate capable of protecting and enhancing the company’s reputation. CEOs are also increasingly measured and paid according to their reputation management skills.
The research, by communications firm Hill & Knowlton, found that 88% of British firms believe appearing socially responsible will help build employee loyalty and improve sales, and two-thirds now monitor corporate responsibility initiatives.
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The EC has been instructed to draft a European Union (EU) directive authorising an EU financial transaction tax, which would apply to ten of the EU’s 28 member states
Accountancy watchdog the FRC has dropped its investigation into the former chief financial officer of Tesco, nearly two years after the supermarket was engulfed in an accounting scandal
Colin imagines how Apple's logo might change in the wake of the EC's ruling over its Irish tax arrangements