How does a global pandemic impact Solvency II?

Navigating the COVID-19 pandemic calls for outlining possible scenarios on how the financial statements of (re)insurance companies will be impacted.  Depending on the nature of the business and the types of products in investment portfolios, companies may face increased mortality rates, economic contraction, slowing business activity, falling equity markets and …

The corporate secretary, glorified clerk or guardian of governance?

Corporate Secretary is a role commonly integrated in the Anglo-Saxon corporate culture. In continental Europe, it’s often seen as an administrative support function only. However, societal expectations, regulatory pressure and court decisions are drastically changing the perception of the corporate secretary, which is becoming a key element for organisations’ success. …

The Art of Co-Creation

In a previous blog entry,  Armin explained why Customer-centricity is at the core of business strategy for successful transformation. In this article, we would like to focus on tactics to co-create value with customers.   Companies have long seen consumers as passive target audiences for what they create. Porter’s value chain …