boardroom, conference, corporate governance

24 July, 2017

Governance: collective wisdom applied to complex uncertainty

When the Stronger Governance Better Boards theme of ICSA: The Governance Institute’s 2017 annual conference in London was chosen late last year, Article 50 had not yet been triggered, the p...
corporate culture, ethics

17 July, 2017

Corporate culture: five questions for the boardroom

One need only think of Uber, Wells Fargo, or Volkswagen to appreciate the importance of a strong ethical culture. Sadly, directors of these organisations discovered far too late that their corporate c...
corporate governance, uncertainty, Macron, Trump, May, AI, sustainability

15 July, 2017

World of uncertainty for governance as need for change intensifies

Sometimes development just comes thick and fast. So it was over the past ten days or so, for corporate governance. It began with news that the
teamwork, Mittelstand companies

11 July, 2017

Mittelstand companies: secrets behind their success

The strength of Germany’s mid-cap industrial companies has been the envy of countries around the world for decades. But there are corporate governance challenges ahead if the so-called “Mittelstan...
Future technology, digital risk, technological risk

10 July, 2017

Technological change: what’s your attitude to risk?

Most boards may not know it yet but the business over which they preside is fast becoming a technology business. Such is the increasing impact of data on decision-making and the need to disrupt or ...
London city skyline

7 July, 2017

Revamped UK governance code will have a new focus on culture

The responsibility of company boards for corporate culture is likely to be included in a proposed new version of the UK’s corporate governance code. There will also be proposals for nominations c...
workforce management, office culture, corporate culture

3 July, 2017

Investors seek more disclosures on global workforce management

Scores of investment managers have grouped together to ask companies to improve disclosures about how they manage their global workforces so that best practice can be identified, according to Reut...
purposeful business, business executives

22 June, 2017

Research captures shift in purpose for global business

Just 15% of global board directors say their company's purpose is to maximise shareholder value, according to a survey from EY. The research, which polled 1,400 business leaders from around the wor...

20 June, 2017

European survey to reveal how boards are shaping corporate culture

There is much debate about corporate culture, but a new research project will attempt to lift the lid on how companies set about creating and monitoring the cultures in their organisations.
people together

18 April, 2017

Culture involves everyone, but begins with the board

Culture is firmly on the agenda for boards across the world as it influences every part of an organisation. Yet, despite its omnipresence, many organisations find the concept of it difficult; in reali...