Boards must set the tone for due diligence as consumers and regulators scrutinise how firms address environmental and human rights risks in supply chains.
Over the past years, the global fragmentation of value chains has allowed economies of scale and gains of competitiveness. However, the complexity of the value chains has made it more and more difficult for companies to maintain appropriate control over outsourced activities and to control all the risks inherent to an increasing number of worldwide actors.
Following the Rana Plaza disaster in 2013, opinion is being stirred up and more and more voices speak up to force companies to take into account end-user expectations. In fact, conscious consumerism is forcing companies to become more mindful of the impact they have on the ecosystem in w
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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 their part in managing a “Just Transition” for employees.