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Governance

Businessman handing over a cheque

INSIGHT: Sustainability

When corporate social responsibility is mostly for show

Under pressure to be good corporate citizens, politically endorsed firms in emerging markets often choose philanthropy over adopting greener practices.[...]
Jacinda Ardern

INSIGHT: Research

Women leaders are better at fighting the pandemic

The performance of women leaders in the Covid pandemic offers a global experiment in crisis management. Why has gender made a difference?[...]
cybersecurity

INSIGHT: Board responsibilities

How directors should manage AI, GDPR and data privacy risks

Senior management need to have policies, processes and people in place to address data protection risks arising from AI and GDPR.[...]

Strategy

Responsible innovation

INSIGHT: Strategy

Responsible innovation: implications for corporate governance

To address challenges such as Covid-19, novel products or services need to be subject to a responsible innovation process. Here's how corporate governance can help.[...]
CFO of the future looking out over the city

INSIGHT: Leadership

More than money: the evolving role of the chief financial officer

The Covid-19 pandemic has placed the CFO role at the heart of business, with an increasingly important role in strategy execution.[...]
notebook on boardroom table

INSIGHT: Crisis response

Pandemic or no, it’s business as usual for boards

For now, corporate boards prefer to keep the status quo—and the long view—in the face of Covid-19 upheaval.[...]

Risk

employee data being stolen in cybersecurity attack

INSIGHT: Technology

How to prevent your employees’ mistakes compromising cybersecurity

An alarming 43% of employees have made mistakes with cybersecurity repercussions for themselves or their company. How can firms mitigate this risk?[...]
cybersecurity

INSIGHT: Board responsibilities

How directors should manage AI, GDPR and data privacy risks

Senior management need to have policies, processes and people in place to address data protection risks arising from AI and GDPR.[...]
Weak link breaking a chain

INSIGHT: Risk management

Is human rights risk monitoring a weak link in your supply chain?

Current risk monitoring systems may not protect workers or provide an accurate assessment of risks. Here are the questions companies should ask themselves.[...]

Ethics

Ladder leading to target

INSIGHT: Strategy

Four principles to keep your business’s social purpose goals on track

The pandemic has underlined the need for social purpose. Here's how to make it part of your short, medium and long-term strategy.[...]
Group of diverse men and women

INSIGHT: Corporate culture

Three cognitive biases perpetuating racism at work—and how to overcome them

While many companies are doing more to tackle racial inequality, unconscious biases can undermine these efforts.[...]
A group of businesswomen in a boardroom

INSIGHT: Board composition

Equality pays: the economic and social benefits of women on boards

The economic, social and environmental benefits derived from greater gender equality on boards are numerous—and increasingly important to investors.[...]

Board Expertise

Wooden person standing out from the crowd

INSIGHT: Board relationships

The Secret NED: how can non-execs balance oversight and loyalty?

Non-executives must hold management to account—but there are also times when they should give unstinting support.[...]
notebook on boardroom table

PODCAST: Non-executive directors

What does it take to be an effective non-executive director?

Our latest podcast features 2020 Sunday Times NED Award winners Bernadette Conroy, Ian Durant and David Rasche on the changing landscape for boards.[...]
John Allan

NEWS: Board responsibilities

Interview: Tesco chair John Allan on the role of non-executive directors

Our latest podcast features John Allan, one of the UK’s top corporate leaders, on NEDs' responsibilities and priorities in a crisis.[...]
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