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Governance

risk, risk landscape

Risk management

Covid-19 adds to an unprecedented landscape of risk

Audit committee chairs have already drawn risk management lessons from the pandemic. But their attention is also fixed on the issues that will remain long after the crisi[...]
collaboration, covid

Investor engagement

Collaboration is key for the challenging AGM season ahead

With shareholder activism on the rise, boards must ensure they engage fully with investor concerns and demonstrate how they are addressing crucial issues.[...]
supermarket, essential worker

COMMENT: Covid-19 pandemic

Who is an ‘essential worker’ at times of crisis?

Many workers deemed essential are on low wages and zero-hour contracts. This crisis is a reminder that we should value workers in all parts of the economy.[...]

Strategy

social value, innovation

INSIGHT: Coronavirus

What’s in your hand? How businesses can create social value

Companies are creating social value during the coronavirus crisis by thinking innovatively about what they can offer—and who could benefit.[...]
stakeholder accountability

Corporate purpose

Stakeholder accountability at risk from the Covid-19 crisis

The current crisis is putting the concept of stakeholder accountability under strain. But experts warn that businesses will be judged on how they respond.[...]
Leadership, teamwork

INSIGHT: Board strategy

Leaders in crisis: why teamwork is the way forward

Many leaders admit to lacking confidence in a crisis. Training, teamwork and a supportive board can make all the difference.[...]

Risk

risk, risk landscape

Risk management

Covid-19 adds to an unprecedented landscape of risk

Audit committee chairs have already drawn risk management lessons from the pandemic. But their attention is also fixed on the issues that will remain long after the crisi[...]
Covid-19, coronavirus, hits markets

Strategy

ICGN issues guidance for investors amid Covid-19 pandemic

International Corporate Governance Network says investors should demonstrate support for companies and avoid demands for short-term gains.[...]
cybersecurity

Technology

Cybersecurity: how to close the knowledge gap

The issue of cybersecurity has moved to the top of the boardroom agenda. But are boards doing the right things to stay one step ahead of criminals?[...]

Ethics

social value, innovation

INSIGHT: Coronavirus

What’s in your hand? How businesses can create social value

Companies are creating social value during the coronavirus crisis by thinking innovatively about what they can offer—and who could benefit.[...]
supermarket, essential worker

COMMENT: Covid-19 pandemic

Who is an ‘essential worker’ at times of crisis?

Many workers deemed essential are on low wages and zero-hour contracts. This crisis is a reminder that we should value workers in all parts of the economy.[...]
heart on an office window, workplace relationships

INSIGHT: Romance in the office

Heartache to headache: why workplace relationships are a problem

McDonald's and BlackRock have both parted ways with senior executives after workplace relationships came to light. So what are the risks of an office romance?[...]

Board Expertise

future, opportunity, risk management

Strategy

Board leadership and culture will be a differentiator in this crisis

Calm, clear, decisive, empathetic, motivational and realistic leadership will be required—and we will all be judged on how we step up.[...]
Questions, question mark, joining the board

INSIGHT: Board appointments

Questions non-execs should ask before joining the board

Before you accept the nomination, conduct an informal audit to ensure you understand the board dynamics, your responsibilities and how you can add value.[...]
Volkswagen, organisational reputation

Reputational risk

How boards can learn to talk about ‘unspeakable’ issues

Most boards become paralysed when faced with a threat to organisational reputation. Chairs must plan carefully to put unwelcome issues on the agenda.[...]
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