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Drive for change: the Bayer climate programme 31 May, 2013 There are arguably few companies better placed than Bayer to benefit from the drive to combat climate change with CO2 emission reduction, as Achim Ilzhöfer, the manager for the Bayer...

All change: transforming corporate finance at the BBC 31 May, 2013 After 15 years at the BBC and a career that has embraced and driven continuous reinvention, transformation and change, outgoing CFO Zarin Patel shares some of her career highlights with FDE’s...

Global vision, local flavour: Walmart International's expansion strategy 31 May, 2013 With millions of people in the world’s emerging markets moving into the consumer class, there are rich pickings for Walmart International’s global expansion strategy. But how does the retail...

Fun and games: the LEGO success story 31 May, 2013 The future of physical play looks increasingly threatened by the production of ‘tech-for-tots’. But as the Slinky and Mr. Potato Head gather dust, one toy in particular remains remarkably...

Protecting the future: BAT wages war on illicit trade 31 May, 2013 On the front line, the tobacco industry is waging war on illicit trade, while catering for growing consumer demand for alternatives to traditional combustibles. Meanwhile, behind the scenes...

The partnership principle: PETRONAS spans cultures 31 May, 2013 As Malaysia’s PETRONAS Chemicals Group builds on a joint venture with BASF, it is extending its tradition of partnerships to bridge the world and reach a global customer base. Of course,...

If you snooze, you lose: flexible, strategic finance 31 May, 2013 McKinsey partner and moderator to the latest FDE round table Michael Birshan explains why CFOs need to be flexible and responsive to changing market conditions in their growth strategies. At...

Building profitable growth and maintaining capital efficiency: FDE breakfast review 21 December, 2012 The Q4 2012 FDE breakfast briefing in Stockholm saw Peter Wallin, group CFO of Skanska, highlight how the construction giant is growing profitably and maintaining capital efficiency in a climate...

Brian Gilvary: committed to the cause 13 November, 2012 After a period of massive internal change inside BP, Finance Director Europe sits down with Brian Gilvary, group CFO, to discuss the company’s post-Macondo strategy and his personal journey...

KPMG: the bottom line on tax efficiency 12 November, 2012 As businesses continue to expand across international boundaries, they are increasingly aware of how different tax regimes can impact on their profits – and the importance of a tax-efficient...

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