US President Joe Biden

20 January, 2021

How should corporate leaders navigate a political crisis?

This week Washington is the scene of Joe Biden’s inauguration as the 46th president of the United States. His ascendancy comes just two weeks after insurrectionists, incited by Donald Trump, violent...
Stressed employee at his desk

4 January, 2021

How technology threatens mental health—especially if you’re inauthentic

The word technostress is often credited to Craig Brod, an American psychologist who authored a book about the stress brought on by rapid changes in technology. It was published in 1984, the year Ronal...
Sign at protest after the death of George Floyd

5 June, 2020

Black Lives Matter: US corporates speak out

As protests continue against the brutal killing of George Floyd by police in Minneapolis, corporate America has felt unable to remain quiet. A slew of companies have made their views heard through ...
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey

3 June, 2020

Twitter CEO takes on Trump over tweets that ‘violate company rules’

Last week news outlets were filled by stories of Twitter’s clash with Donald Trump over the president’s tweets. While somewhat overtaken by recent events, the collision highlights how corporate le...
chair, boardroom

21 May, 2020

‘Chairman contagion’ highlighted as growing reputational risk

“Chairman contagion”—the process of trouble afflicting a shared chair spreading from one portfolio company to another—is among the key reputational risks identified by chief executives and com...
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...
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...
Laura Codruta Kovesi

29 April, 2019

Risk hotspots: a global roundup

Economy — South Korea Unemployment in South Korean hit a nine-year high of 4.4% in January, offering more bad news as the economy slows. Manufacturing and retail have seen the worst of the...
Beto O'Rourke

20 March, 2019

US corporates open up on political donations

If there’s one thing certain to cause consternation in US political discourse, it is the source of political funding. A case in point: In the same week
Facebook

18 February, 2019

Cambridge Analytica and Facebook scandal ‘a failure of governance’

In a report examining the production of "fake news", members of the digital, culture, media and sport committee concluded that regulation needs tightening, with the introductio...