technology, data

8 May, 2018

How boards can use technology to retain a competitive edge

For many organisations, embracing technology can be the difference between remaining relevant in their market, and being disrupted by new entrants. It represents ...
athletic leaders, leadership skills, CEOs

19 March, 2018

Inside the minds of ‘athletic’ leaders

Over the past decade, we studied CEOs of companies that thrive within some of the most challenging business environments on the planet. Though...
whistleblowing

16 March, 2018

Whistleblowing: the problem with speaking out

Last year, the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority received information from 900 whistleblowers. The Care and Quality Commission received more than 7,000 disclosures from whistleblowers. ...
Stewardship, investment, institutional investors

14 March, 2018

The promises and limitations of institutional investors

In January 2018, Jeff Fairburn, CEO of FTSE 100 housebuilder Persimmon, was awarded a
corporate governance, governance codes

12 March, 2018

Time for a governance rethink: enforced compliance or not?

Are we getting corporate governance right? The end of last year saw another iteration of the UK’s Corporate Governance Code. The consultation w...
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...
Philip Aiken, Balfour Beatty, Aveva

5 March, 2018

View from the chair: Philip Aiken—Balfour Beatty & Aveva

The phone line was crackly when I spoke to Philip Aiken in Hong Kong recently, but his message was clear—if you want to be a good company chair...
Katharina Latif, Allianz

2 March, 2018

Core strengths: Katharina Latif, Allianz

A team of “crazy experts” preoccupied with what was once deemed an “ivory tower topic,” the climate and sustainability unit at German insurance giant All...
gender diversity, gender quotas, gender equality

28 February, 2018

Board gender diversity requires a diversity of attitude

The #MeToo movement has driven a well-overdue need for women to feel empowered, after a litany of sexual harassment allegations in the world of showbusiness expos...