Volkswagen, organisational reputation

5 February, 2020

How boards can learn to talk about ‘unspeakable’ issues

Organisational reputation is an increasingly critical issue for boards to consider and is certainly on a par with overseeing product quality and service delivery. Volkswagen Group is a useful case ...

2 September, 2019

Boards under media influence

Fifteen years ago, The Globe and Mail put the spotlight on a group of 16 board directors who had an inordinate influence on the Canadian business landscape. ...
financial services

16 January, 2019

Special report: Future-proofing financial services

Financial services firms are facing an unprecedented raft of challenges. Since the financial crisis, a new regulatory environment has forced a revamp of the responsibilities of boards, pushing functio...
Business ethics, Mazars

1 October, 2018

Business ethics and building a strong ethical culture

Examples of questionable ethical behaviour by organisations and their employees are easy to find. Consider staff at banks such as Barclays fixing the London interbank offered rate (Libor...
Female directors, women on boards, boardroom, gender diversity

31 July, 2018

Public image a major concern for boardroom leadership

Public image has become the biggest concern in boardrooms around the world, according to a survey. A poll by WomenCorporateDirectors (WCD) at a conference in New York revealed the top ten concerns ...
young professionals, millennials, corporate governance

26 July, 2018

Next-generation thinking on governance can’t be ignored

At its annual conference in July, ICSA: The Governance Institute gave a preview of its research on how 18-35-year-old governance p...
CSR, corporate social responsibility

25 July, 2018

When doing good garners bad press

In 2016, US companies donated a total of $18.6bn to charity. That s...

18 May, 2018

Google CEO tops global reputation list

Google CEO Sundar Pichai is the world’s most reputable CEO, according to a new index by the Reputation Institute. ...
supply chain protection

9 March, 2018

Stepping up supply chain protection

There is a global expectation today that all companies respect human rights—that is, the rights of their workers and those whom their operations affect. But social issues, which tend t...
Presidents Club, David Meller

25 January, 2018

Meller quits Department for Education role over Presidents Club scandal

David Meller has stepped down from his non-executive role at the Department for Education after revelations about a charity event that he co-chairs were published yesterday. The