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Governance

Business people under a magnifying glass

COMMENT: Guidance

The purpose and practice of independent board evaluations

Should external board reviews serve to inform a continual process of improvement or provide an assessment of whether the board is effective?[...]
Cogs and wheels of compliance, rules, policies

INSIGHT: Remuneration

Bonuses and bias: the risks of variable pay for compliance professionals

When a compliance professional perceives their pay package may be reduced as a result of their actions, there is a risk of biased decisions.[...]
Stock market listings

INSIGHT: Responsible investment

Why Covid-19 is driving action on climate, biodiversity and social justice

The pandemic has underlined the importance of sustainable investing to global progress on ESG and stakeholder governance.[...]

Strategy

Cogs and wheels of compliance, rules, policies

INSIGHT: Remuneration

Bonuses and bias: the risks of variable pay for compliance professionals

When a compliance professional perceives their pay package may be reduced as a result of their actions, there is a risk of biased decisions.[...]
Megaphone on green background

COMMENT: Strategy

Six key areas of brand activism—and how your company can speak out

After the Capitol riot many US firms felt they could not stay silent. Brand activism is on the rise and boards should be aware of its power.  [...]
CEO leading a business transformation programme

INSIGHT: Board expertise

What boards need to know about business transformation

Here are 10 key issues boards should understand to help their executive team make the most of a business transformation programme.[...]

Risk

Cybersecurity shield protecting servers from cyber-attack

INSIGHT: Technology risk

Cyber-accountability for C-suite and boards

In an extract from his forthcoming book, Mathieu Gorge explains why CEOs and board members are good targets for hackers and social engineers.[...]
Yellow umbrella in a crowd of black umbrellas

NEWS: Research

D&O litigation on the rise amid host of emerging risks

Directors face liability over a range of new threats, with data breaches, executive misconduct and climate boosting D&O litigation claims.[...]
McDonald's sign

INSIGHT: Corporate culture

How good governance can stop toxic ‘bro behaviour’ at companies

Boards and directors are the instigators, nurturers and custodians of one of an organisation’s most critical assets: its culture.[...]

Ethics

Businessman and his shadow

INSIGHT: Ethics

If you get on with your boss you’re more likely to lie for them

New research reveals that employees are more likely to engage in unethical behaviour for a boss with whom they have a good relationship.[...]
Global stewardship

INSIGHT: Corporate governance

The ICGN Global Stewardship Principles: 2020 revisions

The updated ICGN GSP reflect shifts in market practice and regulation, as well as evolving attitudes towards stewardship.[...]
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.[...]

Board Expertise

Deana Mulligan

PODCAST: Strategy

Deanna Mulligan: how smart companies can close the skills gap

We talk to Deanna Mulligan, former CEO and chair of Guardian Life Insurance Company of America, about solving the looming technology skills crisis.[...]
Head shape with AI digital circuits

NEWS: Board expertise

Firms need ‘two layers’ of AI governance

Research suggests large companies need two layers of AI governance if they are not only to supervise its use but also exploit its advantages.[...]
ESG strategy icons over green cityscape

COMMENT: Strategy

Why ESG strategy is a complex corporate challenge for boards

ESG is not about compliance. It is about ensuring three core areas of corporate responsibility come together strategically.[...]
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