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Governance

carbon emissions, CO2, sustainability reporting

Non-financial disclosures

Better sustainability disclosures require clear reporting boundaries

Sustainability reporting needs to be internally consistent, theoretically sound and a useful source of data for decision-making. We're not there yet.[...]
2020 sign

Analysis

Key trends in corporate governance for 2020

Five leading voices in corporate governance explain their priorities—and predictions—for the year ahead.[...]
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.[...]

Strategy

2020 sign

Analysis

Key trends in corporate governance for 2020

Five leading voices in corporate governance explain their priorities—and predictions—for the year ahead.[...]
Doing business in Germany

Want to do business in Germany? Make sure you know the rules

Setting up a business in Germany can be challenging—even something as basic as opening a bank account poses difficulties. Here's what you need to know.[...]
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.[...]

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

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?[...]
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.[...]

Board Expertise

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.[...]
new capitalism, world map

Board leadership

How boards can help shape the future of capitalism

Many of the risks affecting companies today are systemic. Responses that focus solely on improving individual business performance are inadequate.[...]
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