risk survey, risk management, climate

13 December, 2019

Survey launches to reveal boardroom risk thinking

The Board Agenda Leadership in Risk Management Survey has been launched today in partnership with Maza...
global outsourcing

19 July, 2019

Outsourcing: the risks and rewards of a multi-faceted tool

Discussion of outsourcing has travelled a long way. Once used to cut costs, the process of transferring in-house processes and functions to an external provider has now become a core part of achieving...
Goldman Sachs

23 May, 2019

Mazars wins Goldman Sachs audit deal amid debate on market reform

Mazars, the professional services firm, has clinched one of the most significant audit contracts outside the Big Four firms after being appointed auditors of Goldman Sachs in Europe. There is nothi...
Steve Hewitt, Gymshark

28 January, 2019

Fit for growth: Steve Hewitt, Gymshark

Every Monday morning, Steve Hewitt takes a stroll around Gymshark’s HQ, or GSHQ, as he nicknames the fitness brand’s sparkling new offices in Solihull. Chief executive Hewitt takes about two ho...
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...

20 December, 2018

Survey reveals boards struggle with sustainability

Board members are confident that they understand the importance of addressing sustainability, but a new survey also reveals that leadership teams are still grappling with how to build the right polici...
risk management

2 October, 2018

Ten most common mistakes boards make about risk management

1. Failing to place risk at the centre of business Boards often fail to put risk at the heart of the business because they underestimate the extent to which potential risk touches all aspect...
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...
human rights, modern slavery, supply chains

22 September, 2018

Ten mistakes boards can avoid on human rights

1. Identify and understand the risks Boards often fail to identify and understand the serious risks to human rights such as exploitative work conditions relating to pay, contracts, safety, h...

12 September, 2018

Ten measures boards should take to protect against cybersecurity attacks   

Boards are under increasing pressure from regulators, clients and investors to safeguard data and protect against operational disruption. Tackling the complex, rapidly changing issues of cybersecurity...