Dutch Parliament, The Hague, Netherlands

20 September, 2017

Dutch directors’ association calls for trust-based governance

The Dutch Association of Directors has written to the Dutch government urging for a new approach to corporate governance that is based on trust rather than on mistrust, allowing companies to seize opp...
The Hague, Den Haag

18 September, 2017

Long-term value at heart of revised Dutch governance code 

The Netherlands has approved a revised corporate governance code that gives a central role to long-term value creation and the development of corporate culture to promote good corporate governance. ...
Grant Thornton report, corporate culture

18 September, 2017

Corporate culture a ‘standing item’ for boards across the globe.

Corporate culture is a "standing item" for half of businesses across the globe, as the issue becomes more entrenched on corporates’ agenda, according to a report by Grant Thornton. In its report,...

15 September, 2017

Does gender diversity affect a company’s risk management?

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risk

14 September, 2017

Risk: Why boards need a collective mindset

Executive boards have a responsibility for good governance and responsible stewardship, yet persist in treating risk as a control function, not a decision-making process...

14 September, 2017

Ethics must be ‘front and centre’ as non-executives check financial reports

Non-executive directors must place ethics "front and centre" of their efforts to make sure financial reports present a true and fair view of a business, according to one of the UK’s most senior gove...
King IV, corporate governance, South Africa

14 September, 2017

King IV on corporate governance: a product of African soil

The King Report on Corporate Governance for South Africa, 2016 (King IV) was issued on 1 November 2016 and is the fourth reiteration of the volun...
Corporate governance, board intervention, non-executive directors

14 September, 2017

Corporate governance and the proactive board

Boards are supposed to provide governance and oversight of strategy and activities pursued by senior management. But the approach they take to fulfilling this role can vary considerably. Often, ...
corporate culture, ethics

13 September, 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...
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Malaysian boards

13 September, 2017

Malaysia to disclose companies lacking female board members

The government of Malaysia plans to publish a list of companies that do not have women on their boards. In addition, those companies will not be allowed to bid for government contracts. The move, w...