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Governance

network of pins and string

INSIGHT: Corporate strategy

The PEP framework: how business can harness the power of purpose

By tapping into corporate purpose and individual management style, PEP fosters outcomes that benefit all stakeholders in a corporate ecosystem.[...]
Hampton-Alexander review, gender diversity targets

Diversity strategy

Investors want gender diversity on boards—but aren’t sure about targets

While investors are split on the issue of adopting targets, support is growing for taking proactive steps to promote greater board gender diversity.[...]
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey

INSIGHT: Corporate reputation

Twitter CEO takes on Trump over tweets that ‘violate company rules’

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey's decision to fact-check and flag the president's more egregious tweets is a stark reminder that corporate reputation is a governance issue.[...]

Strategy

businessman in a maze

INSIGHT: Board expertise

How we formed a strategy – and then adapted it to a global pandemic

Making strategy is a process that can generate friction—and can also be a positive force to help an organisation adapt and respond to unexpected events.[...]
future, opportunity, risk management

Leadership

Lessons from CEOs: leading through the Covid-19 crisis and beyond

Many CEOs have found their crisis management frameworks inadequate, requiring more dynamic approaches that are better at “sensing and responding”.[...]
network of pins and string

INSIGHT: Corporate strategy

The PEP framework: how business can harness the power of purpose

By tapping into corporate purpose and individual management style, PEP fosters outcomes that benefit all stakeholders in a corporate ecosystem.[...]

Risk

risk, risk landscape

Risk management

Covid-19 adds to an unprecedented landscape of risk

Audit committee chairs have already drawn risk management lessons from the pandemic. But their attention is also fixed on the issues that will remain long after the crisi[...]
Covid-19, coronavirus, hits markets

Strategy

ICGN issues guidance for investors amid Covid-19 pandemic

International Corporate Governance Network says investors should demonstrate support for companies and avoid demands for short-term gains.[...]
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?[...]

Ethics

social value, innovation

INSIGHT: Coronavirus

What’s in your hand? How businesses can create social value

Companies are creating social value during the coronavirus crisis by thinking innovatively about what they can offer—and who could benefit.[...]
supermarket, essential worker

COMMENT: Covid-19 pandemic

Who is an ‘essential worker’ at times of crisis?

Many workers deemed essential are on low wages and zero-hour contracts. This crisis is a reminder that we should value workers in all parts of the economy.[...]
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?[...]

Board Expertise

board thinking creatively about strategy

Board expertise

Tech skills in the boardroom and the race for survival

Executives and non-executives from a range of backgrounds met to gauge boardroom tech skills, board culture and adapting to the pandemic.[...]
businessman in a maze

INSIGHT: Board expertise

How we formed a strategy – and then adapted it to a global pandemic

Making strategy is a process that can generate friction—and can also be a positive force to help an organisation adapt and respond to unexpected events.[...]
crisis management

Crisis leadership

Crisis leadership and the role of the board

How boards deal with unexpected crises has been strongly tested in recent months. What does it take for leaders to be effective in the heat of a crisis?[...]
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