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Corporate culture

Culture involves everyone, but begins with the board

Establishing a healthy corporate culture has never been more important, but many organisations struggle to get it right. ACCA has conducted research and developed a tool [...]


Diversity now means more than gender

Boards have so far focused on tackling gender diversity, but the next frontier is a better mix of social, ethnic and educational backgrounds.[...]
executive pay, pay

Executive pay

Executive pay: time to revolutionise a faulty system

Executive pay is a minefield for both companies and directors, but research suggests we need a fresh approach so that remuneration is fairly structured.[...]


digital strategy, business strategy, technology

Digital strategy

Why every business needs a digital strategy

Technology is an increasingly crucial element of business models. Nick Elverston and Amanda Hale of law firm Ashurst explore key questions when preparing a digital strate[...]
digital communication

Digital communication

Flexibility is key for the digital boardroom

Boardrooms need a secure and foolproof approach to managing sensitive company information, says Mark Edge, UK MD of Brainloop.[...]
corporate culture, collaboration

Digital collaboration

Why culture matters with digital start-up collaboration

Digital collaboration between a large, traditional company and a technology start-up could be the beginning of a beautiful relationship—as long as careful consideration[...]


data security

Data security

Boardrooms should heed new frontiers in personal data security

Personal data security is increasingly important, but many companies may not be ready to comply with tougher data protection laws.[...]
communication technology

Communication technology

Technology key to secure boardroom communication

A communications gap in the boardroom will only get wider unless members embrace new technology, says Blake Stephenson, Nasdaq Corporate Solutions.[...]

Board risk oversight

Why the whole board needs to be on top of risk management

Companies with greater board risk oversight involvement achieve better operating performance, says Thomas Keusch.[...]


whistle-blowing, business ethics


Speak up: how to encourage whistleblowing in your organisation

Corporate malpractice is damaging to a company and its reputation, but many employees are unaware of whistleblowing procedures, or they fear retaliation if they do speak [...]
modern slavery

Modern slavery reporting

Why UK companies cannot ignore modern slavery reporting

Companies in the UK now have to produce a report detailing their efforts to beat modern slavery in their supply chains. Some have clearly thought this through. But the po[...]

Ethics & leadership

Personal moral values key to ethical corporate governance

Moral values are so important for company directors they should be given equal weighting in selection procedures, while ethical competency should be a key performance ind[...]

Board Expertise

C-suite incentives

C-suite incentives

The right C-suite incentive structure makes firms smarter

Guoli Chen of INSEAD assesses top-level managerial contractual design from a long-term strategy perspective.[...]

Ethics & leadership

Leadership is all about setting the right tone at the top

Striking the right tone is important for company leadership but it needs action to make it work.[...]

Boardroom skills

Personal impact: making your presence felt in the boardroom

It's tough facing a new boardroom full of members set in their ways. But a little knowledge about psychology, physiology, character and chemistry can go a long way to mak[...]
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