Channging face of fleet management
The increasing role of technology, move towards mobility management and tougher fuel-efficiency regulations are changing the face of fleet management. Jochen Schmitz, Volkswagen Financial Services’ head of international fleet, discusses the group’s strategy in changing times.
Transavia’s flight to cloud
In a sector that has changed significantly over the past few years, Transavia is going through a fundamental digital evolution, migrating a number of key systems and processes to the cloud. At the Q1 2017 Finance Director Europe Amsterdam briefing – produced in association with Oracle NetSuite – Transavia’s chief financial officer, Dirk Neelis, explained the rationale behind this move. Steve Dunkerley reports.
Changing accounting standards
Accounting standard IFRS 9 will replace IAS 39 in 2018, and corporate finance is sure to see significant effects from the move. Finance Director Europe takes a look at how businesses can avoid too much turbulence in changing times.
Addressing the gaps in Environmental Liability Directive
The Environmental Liability Directive has had significant positive impact on policy development and the insurance market in the EU, but there are still gaps in its implementation. Finance Director Europe meets Jo Willaert and Typhaine Beaupérin from the Federation of European Risk Management Associations to find out how this can best be addressed.
Opportunities and risks of climate-related financial disclosures
In May, Finance Director Europe held a London briefing that addressed climate-related risks and how connected financial disclosure will not only improve financial stability but also unlock commercial opportunities. Lead speaker Graeme Pitkethly, CFO of Unilever and vice-chair of the Financial Stability Board’s taskforce on climate-related financial disclosures, highlighted the trials and rewards of a business addressing global warming.