Illustration of a computer processing chip

29 April, 2021

Why businesses should optimise supply chains for resilience, not just cost

New Year 2021 brought unwelcome news for the world’s automotive industry: a global shortage of semiconductor chips, which these days are essential components in modern vehicles. The cause? Manufactu...
Empty boardroom table and chairs

26 April, 2021

Why boards should address value preservation at a strategic level

In theory most rational board members intuitively understand that the delivery of sustainable enterprise value over the long-term requires a healthy focus on both value creation and value preservation...
Sign outside Old Trafford

23 April, 2021

Super League debacle gives ‘fresh impetus’ to campaign for company law reform

A collective sigh of relief was released from football fans this week as six high-profile English clubs withdrew from plans to launch a new European Super League. The plan, involving 12 clubs in total...
Machine learning circuit board

20 April, 2021

Rise of the machines requires a ‘stakeholder approach’ from boards

Companies are in need of a new approach to coping with the risks presented by machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence, according to academics, which should include sharing the governance rol...
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7 April, 2021

LGIM backs calls for ‘say on climate’ shareholder votes

Pressure for UK companies to face shareholder votes on corporate climate policies —a “say on climate”— increased this week with one of the UK’s biggest investors adding their voice to calls....
Business ethics, boardroom ethics

26 March, 2021

Survey reveals lack of policies and procedures for corporate ethics

The difficulties of driving companies towards more socially responsible behaviour has been illustrated this week by research revealing the corporate struggle over ethics. After studying 750 compani...
Businessman looking at Covid-19 risk management dashboard

18 March, 2021

Risk management lessons from the Covid-19 pandemic

Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, organisations and risk management professionals have responded in a variety of ways to limit the impact to their operations. Whilst some have reacted quickly, demonst...
Kevin Clark, Aptiv CEO

16 March, 2021

Aptiv CEO Kevin Clark on the effective integration of corporate purpose

The pandemic was a huge test for Aptiv, a company named one of the world’s most ethical corporations...
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8 March, 2021

How has the Covid-19 pandemic affected board strategy?

The Covid-19 pandemic and lockdowns have brought about enormous changes to economies around the world, forcing boards of companies both big and small to review their strategy. Board Agenda...
Stock market listings

24 February, 2021

Investors and analysts ‘still learning to price ESG-related incidents’

The world is full of ESG ratings promoting the benefits of a stellar corporate performance on environmental, social and governance factors. But what of the downsides? New research suggests ESG-related...