Greencore has the last laugh over Anglo; Could sustainable growth and the European social model be the way forward?; Credit default swaps not the bogeyman.
Vitis: Don't blame CDS
Is the credit default swaps (CDS) market the root of the near global financial meltdown? It has certainly become everyone's favourite bogeyman, just as short-selling was demonised when the bank stocks went into freefall following the collapse of Lehman Brothers in 2008.
Vitis: Greencore still standing
At the Greencore AGM in May 2005, there were angry exchanges between disgruntled shareholders and Greencore chairman Ned O'Sullivan. The shareholders, led by the now deceased former head of the IFA Joe Rea, directed a volley of verbal fusillades at the then Greencore CEO David Dilger.
Vitis: Sustainable growth
In an interview with this magazine last December, the former chairman and chief executive of Coca Cola Neville Isdell (pictured above) said that the performance metrics used for corporates will have to change in the future. From now on, there has to be a greater cognisance of variables such as use of resources, commitment to sustainable long-term growth, climate change as well as GDP growth.