boardroom

5 March, 2020

Section 172 reporting is an opportunity to increase transparency

For well-run companies, the new requirement to report on how their boards have discharged their duty under Section 172 (S172) of the Companies Act to "have regard to" the interests of employees, custo...
eye, big data ethics

26 February, 2020

Big data ‘poses biggest ethical challenge’ for businesses

Concerns about big data have become a leading ethical issue for executives and boards. A survey released this week found that 44% of executives polled said big data “poses the biggest ethical challe...
#metoo, sexual harassment and misconduct

3 February, 2020

How does your board deal with sexual misconduct?

2017 is considered the inflection point of the #MeToo movement, with revelation after revelation of serial sexual misconduct and multi-million dollar hush money settlements approved by management—an...

20 January, 2020

Moral leadership has a positive impact—if you tread carefully

Does morality matter in corporate leadership? According to a group of academics moral leadership is important, but it has to be more nuanced than you might have imagined. Academics from the Netherl...
heart on an office window, workplace relationships

10 January, 2020

Heartache to headache: why workplace relationships are a problem

Late last year workplace relationships hit the headlines with a bang. First global fast-food chain McDonald’s
Norwegian flag

6 December, 2019

Norway pushes for mandatory human rights due diligence

Norway has become the latest country to push for mandatory human rights due diligence, with large companies having to check their supply chains and face new reporting obligations on their actions to p...
McDonald's sign

22 November, 2019

McDonald’s upheaval is a stern reminder to CEOs about ethics

The board of directors of McDonald’s recently announced it was terminating the employment of CEO Stev...
slice of the pie

21 November, 2019

Companies need to grow the pie, not worry about how to split it

Business has lost the public’s trust. CEO pay and profits are soaring, wh...
Facebook, social media governance

18 September, 2019

Facebook creates oversight board to judge complaints about content

Under pressure to deal with complaints about the nature of extreme content that finds its way onto Facebook, the social media giant this week announced an answer: an innovation in governance. Faceb...
due diligence, global supply chains

9 September, 2019

Strategic shifts are needed to ensure due diligence in global supply chains

Over the past years, the global fragmentation of value chains has allowed economies of scale and gains of competitiveness. However, the complexity of the value chains has made it more and more difficu...