balancing act, risk management, crisis, crisis management, risk

4 December, 2017

Risk management: prevention is better than cure

Fire brigades are important, but only fools fail to focus on prevention. Fire prevention is a well-established science though, as the tragedy of ...
Women on boards, gender diversity

1 December, 2017

There’s no merit in untapped female talent for board roles

Has the C-suite truly bought into the business case that diversity makes us smarter? The short answer is that we’ve made some progress in the boardroom, but mainly o...
low-carbon economy, carbon footprint, sustainability

27 November, 2017

Every board has a role in the transition to a low-carbon economy

It is a quote attributed to Henry Ford: “Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t—you're right.” The saying is common within management advice, expressing the important ...
Daniel Schmid, SAP, sustainability

24 November, 2017

Sustaining momentum: Daniel Schmid, SAP

“Put yourself in my shoes,” says Daniel Schmid. “It couldn’t be better.” The chief sustaina...
boardroom, closed doors, employees on boards, worker representation

20 November, 2017

There’s still everything to gain from having workers on boards

Through the debate on the government’s corporate governance proposals, a clear consensus has emerged that boards must invest in engaged relationships with their...
David Nussbaum, Drax, sustainability

17 November, 2017

Well connected: David Nussbaum, Drax

It’s counterintuitive. David Nussbaum, a former chief executive of the World Wildlife Fund in the UK, has been appointed non-executive director...
corporate reporting, ESG reporting

15 November, 2017

Too many ESG measures lead to reporting fatigue

Given the importance of sustainability to current business models, it is no surprise that those measures which rate company performance on enviro...
data, data regulation

14 November, 2017

Business data: why it now falls under the competition regulators’ spotlight

In the age of the mobile phone, online shopping and artificial intelligence, the most valuable asset in the world has become data.
Secret Ned, sustainability, sustainable business

13 November, 2017

Secret Ned: The serious dream of sustainability

You will be pleased to hear that this is going to be a serious Secret Ned. About time, some may say. It's serious because we are talking a...
Japan, stewardship code, Abenomics

13 November, 2017

Origins of investor stewardship and the Japan code

Stewardship is not a new concept. The seminal 1992 Cadbury Report recommended that investors should disclose their policies on the use of their v...