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Treasury and Turbulence

In this latest series, Euromoney will examine where sustainable finance in the supply chain holds up, and where it falls down.
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    Going cashless
    When it comes to simple, every day transactions, cash just doesn’t seem to be relevant anymore. Contactless cards and smart phones are increasingly replacing cash as a relatively safe, convenient and efficient way to transact. But is this transition as straightforward as it sounds?
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    Banking at the frontier
    Companies in developed economies take it for granted that their cross-border transactions will be seamless. But for those working in riskier emerging markets, moving money from one place to another can create a whole host of issues that may not be apparent at first glance. In this episode of Treasury and Turbulence, Euromoney will examine some of the issues relating to moving money across borders and what new tools exist to tackle them.
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    The auto industry and Brexit
    A disorderly Brexit will have implications across the economy, but few sectors demonstrate the scale of the challenge better than the auto industry, which has made an art form of cross border manufacturing that arrives just in time for the production line. In this episode, Euromoney will examine the impact that Brexit will have on the corporate treasury function. It explains the lessons treasurers can learn from disruption to the auto industry and what actions they might take to minimise disruption to their own businesses.
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    The Beiersdorf story
    The early 20th century saw the emergence of the multinational corporate. But the harsh geopolitical and economic circumstances of inter-war Europe forced many companies to take extreme steps to prepare their business for the looming threat of war.In this episode, we tell the story of the German pharmaceutical company Beiersdorf – creator of Nivea beauty cream – and Willy Jacobsohn, its Jewish CEO, who in the 1930s became an early adopter of the holding company. The Beiersdorf story exemplifies the challenges many corporates faced at that time – and the innovative solutions they instigated had some surprising repercussions that went well beyond saving the business.When facing extreme geopolitical upheaval, what lessons can treasurers in the 21st century learn from the past?
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    ESG ratings… it’s a bit of a zoo
    Over $30 trillion has been invested in environmental social and governance (ESG) themed assets. With over 600 ESG rankings and ratings and over 4,000 ESG key performance indicators, standardization has never been more important. But who decides on ESG standards in the corporate supply chain and how can banks help corporate treasurers navigate this evolving market?
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    The best sources of ESG information are the workers
    In this episode, we’ll be focusing on the disconnect between the factories where clothes are made and the biggest investment houses where those suits are worn. With corporates under constant pressure to increase profits, how seriously do they take their codes of conduct – and should institutional investors be doing more to put pressure on corporates to improve environmental, social and governance (ESG) goals
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    Cybersecurity: Kerckhoffs' Principle & why attack is the best form of defence
    In the unceasing struggle against cyber criminals - where hackers seem always to be one step ahead – companies are increasingly realising the best form of defence could be to leave themselves open to attack. Rather than trying to outwit hackers, these companies offer “bug bounties”, paying hackers to attack their systems and report back the weaknesses they find. Hear from the people in charge of organising cyber defence at some of the world’s biggest corporations, and the ex-hackers they are paying to break into their systems.
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    There’s a tech solution for everything in ESG
    Big data, satellite feeds from space and social media platforms is just some of the technology changing corporate disclosure. In this episode, we will be looking at the tech innovations that are helping corporates map their supply chain and influence environmental social and governance (ESG) goals on the way.
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    Can ESG goals survive the Covid-19 pandemic?
    The world as we know it has turned on its head. Reeling from Covid-19, supply chains have fractured beyond recognition and firms globally are scrambling to stay afloat in order to get goods to market. But as the lockdown continues, are companies cutting corners – and putting their environmental, social and governance (ESG) goals aside – at the expense of their workers? The same workers who will be vital once the recovery begins?
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    Redefining payments with AI
    Artificial intelligence has the ability to transform the way we make payments. As such, banks and payment platforms are increasingly leveraging this type of technology to help them streamline a number of time consuming processes, especially when it comes to compliance.But how does it work and what are the main challenges to the implementation of tech in payments? Euromoney explores the issues in this episode of Treasury and Turbulence, 'Redefining payments with AI'.
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    Treasury and Turbulence trailer
    Corporate treasurers are too often the unsung heroes of their businesses. Operating in the background, they only become noticeable when things go wrong. This is because they are the people responsible for keeping their firm afloat. In this series, Euromoney examines how treasurers battle risk and defend company interests – sometimes under impossible conditions. From world wars, to geo-political risks, to cyber-crime, these are just some of the travails of the corporate treasurer in the past, present and future.
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