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Governance

financial services

Financial services

Special report: Future-proofing financial services

From compliance to new technology and broader stakeholder engagement, financial services firms today must be fighting fit in order to thrive. Enter the effective board, w[...]

Banking governance

A healthy balance for parent banks

Boards of banks face an increasingly broad array of responsibilities when managing foreign subsidiaries, ensuring the parent company has control and oversight without sac[...]
governance

Leadership skills

The governance revolution: time to take control

The very nature and definition of governance has evolved into a complex and critical beast. It's time for directors to grab it by the horns and take control.[...]

Strategy

Ashurst, pension regulation

Pension regulation

‘Uncharted territory’ for directors as hard line set for pension regulation

Board directors are entering a tough new era, with regulatory proposals to impose sanctions for directors who deliberately put their employees’ pensions at risk.[...]
Brainloop, board communication, board packs

Digital boardroom

Lead or be led: Why digital transformation starts at the top

How can the boardroom drive technology change for the better? By adopting the use of a board portal, a digital transformation 'enabler', board leaders can be at the foref[...]
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.[...]

Risk

Sweden, Swedish flag, sustainability reporting

Economy

Country profile: Sweden

Being a rural nation by no means equates to low progress. Sweden’s major industries are at the helm of sustainability. But its liberal and progressive outlook is being [...]
risk management

Board skills

Ten most common mistakes boards make about risk management

From failing to place risk at the centre of business, to getting communication wrong, here are ten ways boards can avoid risk management mistakes.[...]
human rights, modern slavery, supply chains

Human rights risks

Ten mistakes boards can avoid on human rights

One of the most frequent mistakes boards make is failing to recognise the seriousness of human rights risks—but it isn’t the only hazard. Here are ten mistakes boards[...]

Ethics

ESG

Sustainability imperative

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

UN SDGs

Sustainable Development Goals: which comes first?

There are 17 UN sustainable development goals—too many for a business to implement all at once. Carol Adams writes that the best way forward is to select the ones which[...]
carbon-free economy, digital tech, transition

Social governance

Prepare for the transition to a zero-carbon, digital economy

The drive to a carbon-free economy, use of robotics and introduction of artificial intelligence will mean profound changes for the global workforce. Investors must play t[...]

Board Expertise

VW, Volkswagen

Investors

Culture and intangibles top list of engagement concerns

Letters from State Street and BlackRock's CEO Larry Fink indicate the emphasis investors now place on corporate culture and intangible assets.[...]
Boardroom conflict

Psychology

Learning from and resolving boardroom conflict

Paul Randolph, barrister, professional mediator and expert in the psychological traits of conflict, examines the mindset of those who become entrenched in damaging boardr[...]
Domino's

Senior independent directors

Domino’s debacle poses questions for SIDs

The pizza chain is reportedly under pressure to replace its senior independent director. But what should SIDs be doing and how can the role go wrong?[...]
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