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  • Effective stakeholder management: The secret that can get your project off the ground Aug 04, 2020 06:55 PM IST

    Effective stakeholder management: The secret that can get your project off the ground

    CFOs are often accused of hiding under the cloak of regulatory requirements and company policy to push through key projects. Close attention to stakeholders can change that perception and often the success of the project too. Here is a primer on how to engage successfully with all myriad stakeholders.

  • An inclusive, circular economy, Jevons paradox and a sustainable future Jul 28, 2020 11:18 AM IST

    An inclusive, circular economy, Jevons paradox and a sustainable future

    Circular economic practices not just clock up savings, they also bring revenue opportunities. Ultimately, CFOs will have to prepare the business case for balancing profit and the planet for the C-Suite.

  • India responds to US investigation on equalisation levy 2.0 Jul 24, 2020 05:30 PM IST

    India responds to US investigation on equalisation levy 2.0

    Indian government responds to the request for public comments from the United States Trade Representative on the Section 301 investigation of the digital services tax. India was one among many countries in the investigation which intends to figure out whether US companies are being unfairly targeted.

  • Time to showcase the stability and togetherness that India has to offer despite COVID-19: Akshay Kenkre Jul 20, 2020 07:07 PM IST

    Time to showcase the stability and togetherness that India has to offer despite COVID-19: Akshay Kenkre

    Appropriate transfer pricing strategy can aid survival & help chart growth, says global tax expert Akshay Kenkre while adding that the deep consultation with clear definitions and an equally clear implementation process would have helped the introduction of the equalisation levies.

  • 'If not bloodhounds, auditors at least need to be barking dogs' Jul 18, 2020 12:29 PM IST

    'If not bloodhounds, auditors at least need to be barking dogs'

    Auditors are one important part of the corporate governance system. They, however, are only a part, says Amarjit Chopra, former President, ICAI. And he believes that the government tendering system needs an overhaul in order to overcome the Big Four dominance.

  • Fair valuation basis must be adopted universally, even by smaller firms says former ICAI President Jul 18, 2020 12:07 PM IST

    Fair valuation basis must be adopted universally, even by smaller firms says former ICAI President

    Amarjit Chopra, former President, ICAI and former Chairman, NACAS believes that COVID-19 presents unique challenges in presentation of financial reports.

  • COVID-19 induced stress a great leveller, helping us become better versions of ourselves Jul 17, 2020 12:41 AM IST

    COVID-19 induced stress a great leveller, helping us become better versions of ourselves

    The coronavirus and the lockdown(s) that have followed have made this a peculiar, torrid and unfamiliar time for all of us. Knowing how to help your own self (before helping others) is one of the biggest challenges. And that is especially true of the C-suite who are responsible to run their enterprises for success and to achieve the desired purpose.

  • Future of hospitality in a world changed by COVID-19 Jul 13, 2020 01:36 PM IST

    Future of hospitality in a world changed by COVID-19

    The hospitality sector will need to adapt to new strategies for a strong comeback because the road ahead looks bumpy with restricted demand for all revenue segments.

  • COVID-19 is not Financial Armageddon; can lead to unparalleled success Jul 09, 2020 05:33 PM IST

    COVID-19 is not Financial Armageddon; can lead to unparalleled success

    Veteran finance expert, Pankaj Vasani mulls over the COVID-19 crisis at this point of time, its impact on the Indian economy, the complexities of a revival and the changing definition of success for the corporation

  • Disgorgement in news this last fortnight, both globally and in India Jul 04, 2020 07:04 PM IST

    Disgorgement in news this last fortnight, both globally and in India

    As the Indian market regulator Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) builds precedents on disgorgement, the US Supreme Court in the month of June placed curbs on the ability of the US capital market regulator to disgorge.

  • Divi's CFO, associates to pay penalty amount in an escrow account Jul 03, 2020 02:33 PM IST

    Divi's CFO, associates to pay penalty amount in an escrow account

    Sebi's investigation into insider trading of the shares of Divi's Laboratories leads the market regulator to impose a disgorgement order on its CFO & associates.

  • Boards of winning companies cannot afford to have ideologues in this crisis Jun 29, 2020 05:59 PM IST

    Boards of winning companies cannot afford to have ideologues in this crisis

    Directors need to deal with a virtual meeting as earnestly as a physical board meeting. They need to organize, do the reading, come prepared to dialogue and be extra engaged and focused.

  • CFO as a navigator-partner to the CEO Jun 29, 2020 03:48 PM IST

    CFO as a navigator-partner to the CEO

    When an organisation wins against severe odds, often the CFO and CEO partake of the sunshine equally. Both the winning strategy and its superior execution gain from the CFO’s vision and insights.

  • A finance structure that matches India’s ambitions for renewable energy sector Jun 27, 2020 05:02 PM IST

    A finance structure that matches India’s ambitions for renewable energy sector

    For ambitious renewable energy targets to be realised in the real world, appropriate focus needs to be laid on the funding side. Here is a blueprint for vibrant financing of the sector through purchase obligations and tradable certificates.

  • CFO and the Board in the time of coronavirus Jun 23, 2020 07:59 PM IST

    CFO and the Board in the time of coronavirus

    In the post-pandemic world, the basics of the business have changed and the lens has shifted from a backward glance at the results to a more futuristic look at how the business will be rebuilt and reconfigured for the next few years.

  • Pragmatic blueprint, not emotional calls needed against China Jun 22, 2020 04:00 PM IST

    Pragmatic blueprint, not emotional calls needed against China

    India cannot replace Chinese imports overnight nor even in a year or two. The self-reliance that India aspires to can only be achieved over the next decade, starting now.

  • The COVID-19 zeitgeist: The new Chinese ‘stall’ economy Jun 18, 2020 03:27 PM IST

    The COVID-19 zeitgeist: The new Chinese ‘stall’ economy

    As China boards up its capital at home on suspicion of new coronavirus cases, here is an inside look at how it is trying to kick-start its faltering economic engine.

  • The new playbook for corporate social responsibility Jun 15, 2020 08:37 PM IST

    The new playbook for corporate social responsibility

    The new normal needs relevant and uniform corporate disclosures like those advanced by the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board, the Global Reporting Initiative, and the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures.

  • Nayara Energy hopes for relaxation of curbs on end-use and price of foreign loans Jun 15, 2020 08:13 PM IST

    Nayara Energy hopes for relaxation of curbs on end-use and price of foreign loans

    Sustainable leverage is the touchstone for incremental fundraising at Nayara Energy says CFO Anup Vikal

  • Preserving value in zero revenue days Jun 13, 2020 05:37 PM IST

    Preserving value in zero revenue days

    Covid-19 presents an unparalleled opportunity for companies to clean up balance sheets, reduce borrowings and exit loss-making and non-core businesses. It is also the right time to identify adjacencies, new markets, opportunities and efficiencies.

  • Capital recycling for energy transition post-COVID-19 Jun 09, 2020 05:43 PM IST

    Capital recycling for energy transition post-COVID-19

    An inability to recycle capital is one of the most important issues to hobble the renewable energy infrastructure in India. A few fixes could enhance the attractiveness of the sector for investors.

  • Stronger and Together: Getting ready for a new normal Jun 02, 2020 07:32 PM IST

    Stronger and Together: Getting ready for a new normal

    As India and indeed the rest of the world unlocks tentatively, the customer could surprise. Agility and responsiveness are essential items in the CFO's toolkit to cope with this flux.

  • Time for the ant's approach to buybacks Jun 02, 2020 06:28 PM IST

    Time for the ant's approach to buybacks

    In times of easy money, buybacks have been an attractive option for capital allocation. The coronavirus pandemic, however, calls into question the intrinsic worth of the buyback option if it leaves you with fewer strategic choices

  • Life of a finance head in the time of COVID-19 in Wallonia Jun 01, 2020 05:38 PM IST

    Life of a finance head in the time of COVID-19 in Wallonia

    COVID-19 has spawned numerous stories of professionals stuck in different parts of the world away from their families. Here is Akash Ohri's story, who is the global head of financial control for the industry sector at John Cockerill.

  • Principles at the heart of the CFO's response to COVID-19 Jun 01, 2020 03:14 PM IST

    Principles at the heart of the CFO's response to COVID-19

    At a time when everyone is right and wrong at the same time and all relationships are being tested, finance heads can rely on a few time-tested principles.

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