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Governance

Melbourne, Australia

Corporate governance Australia

Solving deep problems with corporate governance requires more than rearranging deck chairs

What is really required to fix Australian corporate governance is wholesale change in prudential regulation, corporate law, competition law, and electoral law, writes And[...]
law

Company law

Lawful impediment: company law and insider control

Does an increase in legal shareholder protection reduce insider control? Recent academic research finds that sometimes it does, but sometimes it does not.[...]
Facebook, Cambridge Analytica, data harvesting, data ethics

Data security

Facebook’s fail: the ‘story’, the risks and the role of the board

Cambridge Analytica harvested the data of 50 million Facebook users to help swing the US presidential election, but amid the trend for corporate governance 'narratives', [...]

Strategy

long-term value, EY

Stakeholder management

Why boards should be clear about long-term value

The need for boards to focus on the long-term value of their organisations is by now well known, but communicating this clearly to stakeholders is crucial if they are to [...]
technology, data

Technology and data

How boards can use technology to retain a competitive edge

Knowledge and skills in the boardroom must evolve with the risks and opportunities presented by technology—as well as its associated data—if companies are to remain c[...]

Women on boards

Stronger together: the wider benefits of women on boards

We know that women improve company boards, but a recent study reveals that they also offer better support to less powerful stakeholders and, in turn, make their companies[...]

Risk

banking regulation, Atkis

Banking regulation reform

Why it is time to take stock of governance in banking

In the decade since the collapse of Lehman Brothers triggered the global financial crisis, governance and leadership roles in banking have been transformed for the better[...]
Mazars, cybercrime, cybersecurity

Cybersecurity

A road map for protection against cybercrime security

Cybersecurity has become one of the biggest concerns for boards and investors. FTSE 350 audit committee chairs and institutional investors recently discussed how boards c[...]
supply chain protection

Human rights

Stepping up supply chain protection

Boards must pay heed to labour abuses in their supply chains by ensuring strong risk management and building stable relationships—or face the many damaging consequences[...]

Ethics

ethics, business ethics

Behavioural ethics and corporate culture

Business ethics: Why do good people do bad things?

The UK’s governance code will require boards to keep a watchful eye on their corporate cultures. Understanding behavioural ethics can help ensure employees have the rig[...]
Responsible investment, ESG

Responsible investment

ESG: is it truly being integrated with investment decisions?

Responsible investment is a critical step in the move towards sustainable economies. But are asset owners and managers really integrating ESG principles into their practi[...]
Executive pay, remuneration, high pay, ethics

Pay inequality

Research reveals executives’ views on the ethics of high pay

It is now widely recognised that there has been an exceptional increase in executive pay over the past 30 years. But recent academic research asked executives: is it righ[...]

Board Expertise

Ashurst, M&A, corporate venture capital

Venture capital

Preparation key for growing trend of corporate venture capital deals

Companies increasingly make their own venture capital deals to win strategic advantage. But investors need to prepare properly before they begin the deal-making.[...]
banking regulation, Atkis

Banking regulation reform

Why it is time to take stock of governance in banking

In the decade since the collapse of Lehman Brothers triggered the global financial crisis, governance and leadership roles in banking have been transformed for the better[...]
executive onboarding, Fidelio

Executive recruitment

A practical guide to executive onboarding

An effective onboarding process is now viewed as a highly valuable part of establishing diverse boards that can innovate and adapt to change.[...]
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