Scandals, distrust of big business and a belief that business should be about more than turning a profit are some of the themes underlying the big governance stories in 2016.
It’s been a big year in corporate governance and leadership, not least because December saw the launch of Board Agenda.
Putting aside our own trumpet-blowing, 2016 was a year in which events like the Brexit referendum, the election of Donald Trump and the unfolding tragedy in Syria shook the world.
But governance and corporate leadership also came to dominate headlines and the business pages. Why was that?
As might be expected, scandals continued to crop up, prompting public examination of governance rules and regulation—debates
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