boardroom, male directors, investors, boardroom skills

12 February, 2018

Investors to focus on boardroom skills and experience in 2018

Boardroom skills and experience will be the key issue for investors in 2018, according to new  research. Morrow Sodali, the corporate governance consultants, found that 59% of investors consider s...
Microchips, IT, technology, data

11 December, 2017

Boards must improve tech knowledge as “adaptation is critical” for future

Boards must consider oversight—and their skill levels—when it comes to managing new technology and innovation in their business, according to a report by the Association of Chartered Certified Acc...
risk management

4 December, 2017

Ten simple ways boards can manage their risks better

1. Identify the main risks Identify the main risks from the company’s risk register and review the mitigation strategy. Boards should be ready to challenge any risk assessment they are con...
balancing act, risk management, crisis, crisis management, risk

4 December, 2017

Risk management: prevention is better than cure

Fire brigades are important, but only fools fail to focus on prevention. Fire prevention is a well-established science though, as the tragedy of ...

15 September, 2017

Does gender diversity affect a company’s risk management?

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risk

14 September, 2017

Risk: Why boards need a collective mindset

Executive boards have a responsibility for good governance and responsible stewardship, yet persist in treating risk as a control function, not a decision-making process...
Corporate governance, board intervention, non-executive directors

14 September, 2017

Corporate governance and the proactive board

Boards are supposed to provide governance and oversight of strategy and activities pursued by senior management. But the approach they take to fulfilling this role can vary considerably. Often, ...
Far East, Hong Kong, Asia

13 September, 2017

Hong Kong firms see improvement in corporate governance

Public companies listed on the Hang Seng Index (HSI) and the Hang Seng Chinese Enterprise Index (HSCEI), have seen a major improvement, according to a new report by PwC Hong Kong. The annual report...
Future technology, digital risk, technological risk

10 July, 2017

Technological change: what’s your attitude to risk?

Most boards may not know it yet but the business over which they preside is fast becoming a technology business. Such is the increasing impact of data on decision-making and the need to disrupt or ...
Corporate crime, businessman behind bars, criminal law

10 July, 2017

Is business becoming criminalised?

Following the financial crisis of 2008, companies and their management in the UK work in a new regulatory landscape. Criminal law is increasingly used to regulate business; and prosecutors, regulators...