cybersecurity

25 June, 2019

Cybersecurity: how to close the knowledge gap

As cybersecurity becomes a mainstream business risk, boards are coming under increasing pressure from customers, regulators, investors and the government to understand and oversee potential breaches e...
AI, artificial intelligence

6 June, 2019

Ethics body issues warning to boards over AI accountability

Back in April a report from a think tank at New York University made headline news around the world.
cybersecurity, technology

29 May, 2019

Banking on better cybersecurity

J P Morgan Chase’s chief executive and chair Jamie Dimon has been touted as a potential US presidential candidate, but anyone scouring his annual letter to shareholders for evidence of political amb...
whistleblower, whistleblowing, whistle, red card, yellow card

29 March, 2019

What boards need to know about whistleblowing

Big corporate scandals have made whistleblowing a headline topic. From Danske Bank to the Panama Papers, whistleblowers have thrown a spotlight on problematic behaviour. Politicians and regulators ...
globe, world, magnifying glass

28 March, 2019

Taking control of cyber risk

When Facebook chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg faced the press after hackers stole data from up to 50 million social networking accounts last September, he said “we need to do more to prevent this f...
chair, boardroom

27 March, 2019

Performance and accountability: the changing role of the chair

Once a stately figurehead, the chair now faces the glare of publicity, and has become the potential focus of public anger at corporate governance failures. Since the financial crisis the chair has ...
public, public trust, trust

22 January, 2018

Public believes CEOs can improve UK’s fortunes as trust in media dips

A search by the UK's public for credible "expert" voices, and a belief that CEOs can turn around British fortunes, has seen sentiment for business leaders pick up in the last year. The
Risk graffiti

2 October, 2017

Managing reputation risk in the boardroom

Non-executive roles are as varied as the companies that hire them. They range from some gentle hands-off mentoring of a welcoming but experience-light CEO, through to full-scale involvement with an e...
boardroom

5 December, 2016

Courage ranked top boardroom trait

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8 October, 2016

How conflict makes for effective boards

What makes a board effective? A growing body of academic literature now agrees that it is only in part about the rules or regulations, and mostly about how board members work together. In this grow...