social media, hashtag, reputation

28 May, 2019

Social media: when personal beliefs clash with corporate values

By its very nature, social media blurs our professional and private selves. When we put a disclaimer in our Twitter bio stating “Views my own, and do not reflect those of my employer”, we may feel...
ethics, business ethics

25 June, 2018

Business ethics: Why do good people do bad things?

There is no escaping the current increasing pressure for boards to have this question on their agenda, as the draft new UK Corporate Governance Code contains a provision requiring directors to monitor...
culture, corporate culture

26 February, 2018

Corporate culture: concept into focused action

Culture is one of the biggest business buzzwords of our time. A decade since the 2008 financial crisis discredited “shareholder value” as a sole justification of business action, cor...
corporate culture, ethics

31 October, 2017

Twelve of the biggest mistakes boards make about culture 

1. Failing to realise the importance of culture This is one of the most frequent mistakes boards make. They often dismiss it as something vague and just tick a few boxes for the company repo...
FRC, audit

31 August, 2017

FRC updates mission statement and website to improve transparency

The UK’s governance regulator has set out its mission as “promoting transparency and integrity in business”, as part of an update of its image. The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has