Tag: Autumn 2017
Risk management: prevention is better than cure
The real skill in risk management is not preventing past crises from recurring, but learning from them and identifying root causes to prevent them happening at all, explains Anthony Fitzsimmons of Reputability.
There’s no merit in untapped female talent for board roles
We may know the benefits of gender diversity in theory, but in reality there are still too few women on boards. Setting targets and challenging unconscious bias could help, argues Fiona Hathorn, MD of Women on Boards.
Every board has a role in the transition to a low-carbon economy
Climate change has placed a premium on moving to sustainable business models and a low-carbon economy. The task will need “positivity of purpose“ and “informed assessment“ of climate risks, writes Tom Delay of the Carbon Trust.
Sustaining momentum: Daniel Schmid, SAP
SAP is a global trailblazer in sustainability. The German software giant’s Daniel Schmid reveals how other business leaders can follow suit.
There’s still everything to gain from having workers on boards
Despite the government’s U-turn, there remains a good case for companies to bring employees into the boardroom, says Janet Williamson of the TUC.
Well connected: David Nussbaum, Drax
Sustainability guru David Nussbaum has been appointed to the board of energy giant Drax, a company that he says is already on the right path to embracing the new, more responsible business environment in which we live.
Too many ESG measures lead to reporting fatigue
Environment, social and governance have become critical issues in the way investors judge companies, but corporates face too many ESG measures suffering from too little standardisation.
Business data: why it now falls under the competition regulators’ spotlight
Possession of and access to data has become central to modern business. Nigel Parr of law firm Ashurst says it has become so important that it is now a key issue for competition watchdogs.
The Secret NED: why boards must think seriously about sustainability
It’s time for boards to wake up to the fact that survival depends upon sustainability in its widest sense—including the need to adapt.
Origins of investor stewardship and the Japan code
Abenomics brought a host of changes to Japan, not least the introduction of a new stewardship code for investors. The code is now being updated with new guidance, explains Kerrie Waring of the ICGN.