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The focus on culture has become more acute during the COVID-19 pandemic, as investors and consumers observe and judge companies based on their navigation of the crisis, particularly treatment of employees and wider societal stakeholders. In our view, the global regulatory direction of travel is clear. Companies and investors planning an exit must consider the impact that poor corporate culture may have on their potential to achieve an exit, in particular an IPO, and to prosper as a company in the longer term.
Recently, the US, the EU, and the UK announced that they will exclude some Russian banks from the SWIFT global payment system, a move that is expected to have a significant impact on these banks’ ability to remain connected with the international financial system and operate globally. The EU also announced plans to restrict the activities of certain Russian media outlets.
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