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Governance

INSIGHT: Environmental risk

A blueprint for business to transition to a nature-positive future

The pandemic shows that nature-related business risks are intensifying. A new report provides a route map for business action to safeguard nature.[...]
#metoo, sexual harassment and misconduct

INSIGHT: Compliance

#MeToo continues: why sexual harassment is a growing litigation risk

US investors are using federal securities law to launch claims over sexual harassment policy compliance. Boards should take this seriously.[...]
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.[...]

Strategy

Woman laughing

INSIGHT: Corporate culture

Real deal: the advantages of being (seen as) authentic at work

The pressure is on for organisations to allow individuals to be more authentic in the workplace. What exactly is authenticity—and how do we move towards it?[...]
Organisational structure

INSIGHT: Organisational structure

In the current crisis, less hierarchical companies show special resilience

How can traditional organisations leverage the cultural and behavioural aspects of self-management imposed by the Covid-19 crisis?[...]
combined CEO chair role

INSIGHT: Leadership skills

Centre stage vs. backstage: the two faces of leadership

It’s not only what leaders do in the spotlight that counts. Great leaders also know how to manage the organisational machinery behind the scenes.[...]

Risk

Colleagues chatting in an office

INSIGHT: Diversity

Five ways racism is bad for business—and what we can do about it

Discrimination in the workplace harms employee health, innovation and productivity. Creating a diverse and equitable workplace benefits everyone.[...]
#metoo, sexual harassment and misconduct

INSIGHT: Compliance

#MeToo continues: why sexual harassment is a growing litigation risk

US investors are using federal securities law to launch claims over sexual harassment policy compliance. Boards should take this seriously.[...]
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[...]

Ethics

Misconduct or ethical lapses are more lekly when people are under stress

INSIGHT: Research

How the impact of Covid-19 could cause an epidemic of misconduct

The risk of professional misconduct and ethical lapses increases in stressful situations. Organisations should be aware of the contributing factors.[...]
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.[...]

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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