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...
Boohoo website on smartphone

25 September, 2020

Boohoo board in the firing line over governance failings

This week will have been a chastening experience for board members at Boohoo, the fashion retailer. After controversy in the summer over the treatment of workers in its supply chain, an independent re...
Row of Adidas trainers

8 September, 2020

Corporate support builds for mandatory human rights due diligence

The drive for new European laws compelling companies to undertake mandatory human rights due diligence has received a boost: from companies themselves. Twenty-six large corporates have signed a let...
Blockchain for supply chains

13 August, 2020

Blockchain, supply chains and the post-Covid world

Covid-19 has placed significant pressure and strain on supply chains, creating issues around product shortages, delays and increase in costs. During this time the resilience of supply chains has be...
Weak link breaking a chain

10 August, 2020

Is human rights risk monitoring a weak link in your supply chain?

As supply chains have grown in complexity, a sizable monitoring industry has emerged, designed to assess human rights risks at suppliers to many companies. Codes of conduct, factory audits and certifi...
shipping containers

22 July, 2020

How blockchain can create more resilient supply chains in the post-Covid recovery

The Covid-19 crisis has rattled supply chains around the globe and created serious questions about the future of commerce. Critical to recovery and restoring economic activity is regaining trust in th...

10 July, 2020

Boohoo supply chain under scrutiny after Leicester lockdown claims

It’s been a bad week for Boohoo, the fashion group. Following an exposé in The Sunday Times about pay and conditions at a supplier based in Leicester, the company—owner of brands such as...
Businessman looking over the city

3 July, 2020

Lessons from CEOs: leading through the Covid-19 crisis and beyond

The path to recovery from Covid-19 remains unclear. The general consensus is that we face a protracted period with many restrictions still in place, and that even after the initial recovery phase, bus...
worker in warehouse stacking boxes

30 April, 2020

Companies ‘failing to demonstrate oversight of vulnerable workers’

More than eight out of ten companies are failing to respond to investor demands to demonstrate how they are have oversight of their most vulnerable workers, according to new research. The
social gap caused by inequality

27 April, 2020

Social factors ‘now key to good corporate governance’ says ICGN

The Covid-19 pandemic has revealed social failings and inequalities that has prompted the elevation of “social factors” to a new level of importance in corporate governance, according to a group r...