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Governance

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[...]
workplace, worker, workforce disclosure

Reporting

Why workforce disclosure is a governance issue

Investors are increasingly interested in the social purpose of companies, with a new focus on the quality of workforce practices and how they should be reported.[...]
ESG

ESG strategy

ESG catalysts: how consumers can change corporations

Some companies encounter obstacles to full integration of ESG principles. It may be that consumers have more power than they imagine to change corporate behaviours for th[...]

Strategy

city, eye, data, breach, cybersecurity, big brother

Trends

The outlook for governance in 2019

Governance concerns for boards to focus on in 2019 include data breaches, inclusivity, new codes and managing engagement. Board Agenda hears from the experts and looks at[...]
impact investing, social impact, money

Sustainable investment

The growth of impact investing and the role of boards

The market for impact investing is now worth around $1.3trn. It is an opportunity for boards to steer their companies towards work that returns social or environmental be[...]
ESG, environment, sustainability

Financial services

Why integrating ESG is the key to sustainable business

Investors are placing environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues at the top of their agendas, and they expect the companies they invest in to do likewise. But fina[...]

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

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[...]
AI, artificial intelligence

Board expertise

Ethical business in the age of AI

Artificial intelligence is causing a revolution in business, but how should boards respond to the implications of technologies they don’t understand? The answer is to t[...]

ESG

Sustainability, creating value & the role of the board

Businesses everywhere are developing sustainability policies. Implementation is never easy, but the right guidance can show the way.[...]

Board Expertise

businesswoman, gender, diversity

Board diversity

New threats to ‘diversity of thought’ despite better board composition

While the number of women on boards is rising, an increasing reliance on hiring from the fields of accountancy and finance may impact on diversity of thought, says a new [...]
Mark Braithwaite, Odgers Berndtson

Board evolution

Rapid technological change ‘is disrupting leadership’

The current pace of technological change is creating a level of complexity that is overtaking our ability to process and make effective decisions, says a leadership exper[...]
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?[...]
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