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Governance

auditor

Regulation

‘Going concern’ regulation puts firms and auditors under the microscope

New standard ISA UK 570 requires auditors to challenge management’s assessment of going concern more robustly—and firms to be as transparent as possible amid current [...]
Boris Johnson, succession planning

INSIGHT: Leadership

Succession planning in the spotlight amid ‘genuine shock’ of PM’s illness

Succession planning is fraught with difficulty at the best of times. But seeing Boris Johnson laid low is a stark reminder to boards of its importance.[...]
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[...]

Strategy

Jacinda Ardern

Leadership

Ardern and Cuomo lead the way on crisis communications

Business leaders would do well to follow the examples set by the New Zealand prime minister and New York governor by testing their crisis messaging against three checklis[...]
Boris Johnson, succession planning

INSIGHT: Leadership

Succession planning in the spotlight amid ‘genuine shock’ of PM’s illness

Succession planning is fraught with difficulty at the best of times. But seeing Boris Johnson laid low is a stark reminder to boards of its importance.[...]
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.[...]

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

head bookcase

Board expertise

Balancing the books: the challenges of chairing a library charity

There are no easy solutions to balancing the needs of stakeholders, but having a board where tough issues are raised and debated is crucial to success.[...]
Questions, question mark

Board leadership

Forget perfect: how to make decisions during uncertain times

Many directors are struggling with decision-making when the data changes daily. Boards should take a "roughly right" approach to keep moving forwards.[...]
technology for virtual board meetings

INSIGHT: Board expertise

Stream team: how to make your virtual board meetings a success

Virtual board meetings are the new normal. But can performance be maintained at a distance—and will decision-making be effective?[...]
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