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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

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.[...]
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[...]

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

CSR, corporate social responsibility

Corporate social responsibility

When doing good garners bad press

Firms that engage in corporate social outreach should make sure they send consistent signals, or they risk their actions being interpreted as a sign of bad conscience.[...]
CSR, corporate social responsibility

Corporate responsibility

Follow the rules of corporate obligation, and reap the rewards

Recognising corporate responsibility—moral and social—makes for a well-run company that is attractive to all stakeholders.[...]
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[...]

Board Expertise

Female directors, women on boards, boardroom, gender diversity

Boards

Public image a major concern for boardroom leadership

Poll finds that the image projected by corporate leadership is now a major concern for boards as they also grapple with the challenge of integrating reputation issues int[...]
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[...]
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