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...
banking regulation, Atkis

18 May, 2018

Why it is time to take stock of governance in banking

The previous “light-touch” model of bank regulation that preceded and created the conditions for the global financial crisis has been replaced by a far stricter supervisory regime, following the i...
executive onboarding, Fidelio

18 May, 2018

A practical guide to executive onboarding

In a time of rapid change it is clear that boards need diverse skills and profiles in order to maintain a competitive advantage. The same is true at executive committee level. The speed of change has ...
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...
risk management, business ethics, risk ethics

7 March, 2018

Ethical turn: the welcome marriage of risk management and ethics

Risk managers are flirting with business ethics. Does anyone hear wedding bells? In the wake of the 2007–2009 financial crisis and subsequent rate-rigging, money-lau...
RBS

21 February, 2018

‘Fundamental governance failings’ in RBS unit saw SMEs ‘poorly treated’

Governance and oversight failings in RBS’s distressed debt division led to “widespread inappropriate treatment” of small business customers, according to a report published by the Treasury commi...
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 ...