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Governance

governance

Leadership skills

The governance revolution: time to take control

The very nature and definition of governance has evolved into a complex and critical beast. It's time for directors to grab it by the horns and take control.[...]
corporate culture

Corporate governance

Steps to strengthen boardroom culture, reputation and risk

The revamped governance code and guidance amount to a demand for cultural change in the boardroom. But how should boards change in order to better manage the risks associ[...]
audit, audit reform

Audit

Audit reform: which way now?

Audit firms may have hit the headlines because of their connection to failed companies, but a new book argues that they face more fundamental problems, which may affect t[...]

Strategy

Ashurst, pension regulation

Pension regulation

‘Uncharted territory’ for directors as hard line set for pension regulation

Board directors are entering a tough new era, with regulatory proposals to impose sanctions for directors who deliberately put their employees’ pensions at risk.[...]
Brainloop, board communication, board packs

Digital boardroom

Lead or be led: Why digital transformation starts at the top

How can the boardroom drive technology change for the better? By adopting the use of a board portal, a digital transformation 'enabler', board leaders can be at the foref[...]
AI, artificial intelligence, data

Digital technology

The technologies senior leaders plan to deploy in the coming years

Cloud computing is expected to take a back seat to artificial intelligence, big data analytics and blockchain, shows recent academic research conducted by INSEAD.[...]

Risk

Sweden, Swedish flag, sustainability reporting

Economy

Country profile: Sweden

Being a rural nation by no means equates to low progress. Sweden’s major industries are at the helm of sustainability. But its liberal and progressive outlook is being [...]
risk management

Board skills

Ten most common mistakes boards make about risk management

From failing to place risk at the centre of business, to getting communication wrong, here are ten ways boards can avoid risk management mistakes.[...]
human rights, modern slavery, supply chains

Human rights risks

Ten mistakes boards can avoid on human rights

One of the most frequent mistakes boards make is failing to recognise the seriousness of human rights risks—but it isn’t the only hazard. Here are ten mistakes boards[...]

Ethics

goals, sustainable development

UN SDGs

Sustainable Development Goals: which comes first?

There are 17 UN sustainable development goals—too many for a business to implement all at once. Carol Adams writes that the best way forward is to select the ones which[...]
carbon-free economy, digital tech, transition

Social governance

Prepare for the transition to a zero-carbon, digital economy

The drive to a carbon-free economy, use of robotics and introduction of artificial intelligence will mean profound changes for the global workforce. Investors must play t[...]
Business ethics, Mazars

Business ethics

Business ethics and building a strong ethical culture

Poor ethical behaviour can destroy a company’s reputation, but establishing a strong ethical programme can lay the foundation for improved conduct and business performa[...]

Board Expertise

boardroom success, board skills

Board skills

Harnessing conflict for boardroom success

Chairmen need to become accustomed to challenge and receiving feedback as corporate governance becomes more testing than ever before.[...]
leadership

Future leaders

Tomorrow’s leadership, today: nurturing future leaders

The pace of change in technology and geo-political uncertainty has presented business leaders with unprecedented challenges. What does it take to lead companies in the cu[...]
NED Awards

NED Awards

NED Awards: what it takes to be great

Nominations for the 2019 Non-Executive Director Awards, which aim to recognise NEDs at the top of their game, are now open—but just what does it take to be an asset to [...]
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