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Governance

King chess piece and pawns

INSIGHT: Leadership

Do CEOs matter?

The impact any CEO makes on their organisation turns on a complex interplay of factors, from culture, industry and personality to timing.[...]
Water drop and ripples

INSIGHT: Strategy

Liquid asset: corporate boards and water risk management

Water stewardship is increasingly important to long-term company profitability—and its governance begins in the boardroom.[...]
Women executive with missing rungs on the leadership ladder

INSIGHT: Leadership diversity

What works? Achieving gender balance on executive teams

Creating an organisation where women hold senior leadership positions in proportionate numbers should be considered a major change programme.[...]

Strategy

Women executive with missing rungs on the leadership ladder

INSIGHT: Leadership diversity

What works? Achieving gender balance on executive teams

Creating an organisation where women hold senior leadership positions in proportionate numbers should be considered a major change programme.[...]
Businessman holding a compass

INSIGHT: Strategy

The challenges of balancing purpose with performance

Investors now expect firms to have a purpose that meets the needs of all stakeholders and delivers returns. It is a difficult equation to balance.[...]
Tiger eyes on black background

INSIGHT: Executive Pay

Taming the tiger: how investors are tackling inflation in executive pay

Solutions to market failures usually involve government action. But on the issue of CEO earnings, investors are taking the tiger by its tail.[...]

Risk

Alert from a ransomware attack

COMMENT: Ransomware

The new reality of ransomware attacks: better targeted, more damaging

Boards should be clear on how their organisation’s data and IT infrastructure is being protected against a ransomware attack.[...]
Illustration of a computer processing chip

INSIGHT: Strategy

Why businesses should optimise supply chains for resilience, not just cost

As events repeatedly demonstrate, supply chain disruption is a given. Here's how improving resilience can benefit your wider strategy.[...]
Businessman surrounded by news reporters

COMMENT: Risk

What scandal is waiting to be exposed at your company?

Non-compliant conduct is already taking place somewhere inside your operations. And scandal is one of your greatest business risks.[...]

Ethics

CEO looking over a cityscape at daybreak

INSIGHT: Strategy

Company purpose is more than a marketing slogan—it’s a new philosophy

Embedding company purpose requires businesses to think about every process their organisation operates and accept that there will be trade-offs.[...]
Businessman and his shadow with a growing nose

INSIGHT: Ethics

If you get on with your boss you’re more likely to lie for them

New research reveals that employees are more likely to engage in unethical behaviour for a boss with whom they have a good relationship.[...]
Global stewardship

INSIGHT: Corporate governance

The ICGN Global Stewardship Principles: 2020 revisions

The updated ICGN GSP reflect shifts in market practice and regulation, as well as evolving attitudes towards stewardship.[...]

Board Expertise

CEO looking over a cityscape at daybreak

NEWS: Leadership

Leaders confident of Covid comeback but doubt their abilities in digital

C-suite members feel "very positive" about their pandemic response, but are less sure when it comes to digital strategy, ESG and diversity.[...]
Digital code on skycrapers

NEWS: Webinar

Raise your digital game: strategy, governance and skills for transformation

A Board Agenda/Diligent webinar looks at the opportunities of digital transformation and the issues it raises.[...]
CEO in a board meeting

INSIGHT: CEOs

The post-Covid recovery demands ‘context-conscious’ leadership

A leader who is highly effective in one organisation may face quite different demands in another—especially in the post-Covid era.[...]
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