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Governance

sustainability, businessman

Psychology

Sustainability and the five archetypes of boardroom behaviour

When it comes to "walking the talk" of sustainability, the type of board directors you have and their attitudes—from scepticism to fervent belief—matters.[...]

Reputation

Boards under media influence

Media coverage has a broad agenda-setting effect which should never be underestimated. Directors need to carefully manage their reactions to what they read.[...]
NGOs, NGO governance, global

Knowledge sharing

NGO governance: finding solutions to future challenges

A recent event brought together experts from national and international non-governmental organisations (NGOs) to identify future governance challenges for the sector—an[...]

Strategy

slice of the pie

INSIGHT: Corporate strategy

Companies need to grow the pie, not worry about how to split it

We tend to see the relationship between business and society as a fight over the biggest slice of pie. We need a pie-growing mentality instead.[...]
gender gap

Diversity

Mind the gap: enabling productive thinking to develop gender balance

Subtle mental shifts can increase people’s responsiveness to the gender gap, and their commitment to doing something about it.[...]
boardroom meeting with diverse board members, diversity

Talent pipeline

How companies can develop more diverse boardrooms

Diverse boardrooms have been shown to correlate with improved financial performance. But creating a talent pipeline isn’t an overnight task.[...]

Risk

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?[...]
Laura Codruta Kovesi

Global risk

Risk hotspots: a global roundup

Pressure grows on social media companies, the economy slows in South Korea, France and Italy fall out, while Alphabet and Shell go fly a kite.[...]
Canada, Canadian flag

Economy

Country profile: Canada

Despite trade spats with the US, there is optimism in Canada about the country’s prospects. Cannabis is expected to provide an economic boost, while construction is set[...]

Ethics

slice of the pie

INSIGHT: Corporate strategy

Companies need to grow the pie, not worry about how to split it

We tend to see the relationship between business and society as a fight over the biggest slice of pie. We need a pie-growing mentality instead.[...]
gender gap

Diversity

Mind the gap: enabling productive thinking to develop gender balance

Subtle mental shifts can increase people’s responsiveness to the gender gap, and their commitment to doing something about it.[...]
businessmen, handshake

Trust in business

Executives: the new social leaders

The public are losing faith in politicians to solve their problems and are increasingly looking to employers and business leaders to take a stand on societal issues, acco[...]

Board Expertise

stressed CEO at his desk

Board performance

Feeling drained? Why leaders must learn to manage their energy

Pay attention to your personal “energy barometer” and restructure your life to focus on energy-boosting activities that will pay dividends at work and at home.[...]
CEO, political issues, speak out

Corporate activism: how CEOs should approach political issues

Companies used to avoid political issues at any cost. But knowing when—and how—to speak out is becoming a core skill for business leaders.[...]
Jacqui Ferguson, NED Awards 2020

Board recognition

NED Awards 2020: ‘Think strategically about how your company adapts’

Nominations for the Non-Executive Director Awards 2020 are now open. Jacqui Ferguson, a winner in 2018, says NEDs play a vital role in turbulent times.[...]
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