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On Creating a Digitally Savvy Board

The Better Boards Podcast Series: On Creating a Digitally Savvy Board

The podcast and the article are brought to you by The Better Boards Podcast Series. Being digitally conversant in an era of digital transformation is...
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The Better Boards Podcast Series: Future-Proofing Your Board

The podcast and the article are brought to you by The Better Boards Podcast Series. There has been massive instability at a global level in...

The Better Boards Podcast Series: Rethinking Talent in the Boardroom

The podcast and the article are brought to you by The Better Boards Podcast Series. Organisations are facing major challenges. Many boardrooms have not yet...
boardroom risk

Approaching Risk From the Boardroom

By Francisco Vieira and Pedro B. Agua Boards of directors have been forced to pay increased attention to organisational risk and due governance. It is...
Corporate ESG Programme

Designing a Corporate ESG Programme that Attracts, Nurtures, and Retains Women

By Chaitra Vedullapalli Inclusion is the new kid on the block that every company interested in advancement is courting. And one of the best methods...
Corporate Governance

Global Trends of Corporate Governance in 2022

Contrary to the hopes and expectations of governance observers and board members, stakeholders’ and investors’ interests in board effectiveness have increased over the years....
Board Members

Create an Alumni of Retired Board Members

Don’t close the door to a source of wisdom and advice that can aid better decision making Nine years is usually the maximum amount of...
Financial Crime Keeps Us All Poor

Financial Crime Keeps Us All Poor

By Jared Bibler It was the first full week of October 2008, and stunningly, all three major Icelandic banks collapsed between Monday and Thursday. The...
Mastering Board Governance in the Digital Age

Mastering Board Governance in the Digital Age

In the drive for digitalisation, the emphasis tends to be on the operational aspects of the business. But shouldn't there be benefits for the...

Corporate ESG Agendas: Are GCs Ready to Lead the Charge? 

By Evangelos Apostolou, Major, Lindsey & Africa  In a year fashioned by the shared experience of the pandemic, the environmental, social and governance (ESG) movement has...
Gerry Zack

The Cycle of ESG and Compliance

By Gerry Zack, CEO of Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics® (SCCE) & Health Care Compliance Association® (HCCA) Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues have...
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Business-Centric GRC for SAP Customers – How to Get the Most out of Your...

By Dudley Cartwright, co-founder and CEO of Soterion Investing in Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) is one of the most important business investments you can...
compliance

What Kind of Challenges for Businesses Face with Compliance in 2021?

Compliance is one of the most important parts of a business that a company can face, and yet so many are still making errors....
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Covering Blind Spots. Does the Board have the Right Information for Effective Decision Making?

By Pedro B. Agua Does your board have the right information for decision making? Better decision making has been a growing demand at any organizational...
Board Membership

Board Membership: Navigating the New Uncertainties

Remember when there was an invisible line separating business from political and social movements? Corporate leaders largely kept quiet about their beliefs and values, trying...
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How and When to Seek an Auditor?

Tax audits are a business’ and employer’s worst nightmare. While these investigations are not that common and are surely unusual, it’s best to prepare...
The need to rethink risk governance

The Need To Rethink Risk Governance

By Pedro B. Agua The approach to corporate risks is a growing concern within corporate governance. Excessive attention to compliance and too much focus on...

How the company secretary’s role is set to evolve to continue to add value...

The role of the company secretary in supporting board effectiveness can sometimes be overlooked. They provide a valuable service as a repository of corporate...

How to rank your business high for ethical auditing

Having an ethical culture in your organization is a foundation for effective internal control. All auditors are aware that internal controls are necessary for...
reputation

4 Trends in Reputation that CEOs Need to Understand

By Sharon Fishburne Businesses of all sizes are having to think more seriously about their reputations. A reputational crisis not only damages consumer confidence in a...
fraud

What is Accounting Fraud? A Guide for Safe Accounting & Compliance

Overview The world of business is not foreign to accounting scandals and fraud. From entrepreneurs to employees, from managers to maids, it is not uncommon...
leadership

Corporate Social Responsibility: Do Companies Have Souls?

By Bill Novelli The harshest criticism of corporate social responsibility is that companies are essentially immoral, or rather amoral. It’s said that money trumps everything,...

Effective Due Diligence – Often Harder Than You Think!

By Peter Lorange To undertake due diligence (“DD”) when considering investing in a new project is paramount. However, in reality, to do this well can...

What leadership policies can help uplift the middle class?

It is quite unfortunate that the liberal and capitalist values that have been propagated for long didn’t prove fruitful for the masses. The situation...

COVID-19 Effect on Corporate Law

The new virus that affects the respiratory system was explored in the Far East in the winter of 2019. Since it started spreading quickly,...

Strategic Change in Banking from Pre- to Post-Crisis: Evidence from Europe, North...

By Boris Liedtke and David Young   Introduction Economic and financial crises often lead to profound changes in the way businesses, and especially financial institutions, are managed....

Compliance of Rules, Regulations, and Law is Vital

One of the most frustrating aspects of manufacturing is the time and money spent to develop a new product. It is out there in...

The Importance of Adopting a Loving Attitude Towards Stakeholders

By Dr. Bruno Roque Cignacco In the business environment, love is commonly seen as a feeling totally alien to the cultures of most organisations. Some...
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Compliance is Riskier Than Ever

By Gerry Zack, CEO, Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics Over the years, there has been a steady growth of compliance-related risks that bring untimely...
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What Are We Doing Today to Prevent Our Company’s Next Ethical Disaster?

By David De Cremer Imagine that you are walking past a restaurant where you clearly see that the condition of the electric wiring in the...
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Scandinavian secure-sharing software as a service: The ultimate solution for decision-makers

Interview with Møyfrid Øygard, Managing Director at Admincontrol Admincontrol provides software solutions for secure collaboration and easy sharing of documents in business processes, such as...

Corporate Culture: What It Is and Why It Is Important

By Adrian Furnham A functional corporate culture benefits both the company and its employees. In this article, the author provides an overview on the origin...

Four Toxic Symptoms of Success

By Risto Siilasmaa All companies make mistakes but success – especially huge success – can blind companies to their mistakes until it’s too late to...

Big Business Models Are Back-to-Front Create Long-term Value By Putting Shareholders At the Back-end...

By Paul Strebel Large firms have been treating their shareholders as their most critical stakeholders. In the short run this might make sense, but not...

Integrative Intelligence for a Trust-based Worldview for Business

By Sharda Nandram, Puneet Bindlish and Navin Keizer Trust forms the bedrock of any business and can be seen as the fundamental currency of all...

Gender Parody: How to Get Even More White Men on Your Corporate...

By Stefanie Johnson Unlike the United States, many European countries have seen declines in the percent of white men on corporate boards. The author presents...

The Simplexity Gap Why Boards are Always a Step Behind their Management Teams –...

By Mihnea Moldoveanu and Richard Nesbitt How impactful can simplexity gap be in corporate boards? In this article, the authors show how such gap undermines...

Becoming the Chairman

By Didier Cossin and Michael Watkins The move from CEO to Chairman is a major role shift. Success requires a set of leadership qualities which...

Creating an Agile Board of Directors

By Patrick Dailey and Joel Koblentz As the impulse of industry players to stay ahead of the competition skyrockets, how will you drive superior performance...

Gender Diversity in the Boardroom: Finding an Optimal Level?

By Won-Yong Oh, Loren Falkenberg, and Jim Dewald There has been an increase in the number of women serving on boards. Today, everyone talks about...

How to Get Your Functions to Supercharge Your Strategy

By Jo Whitehead, Anita Hunt and Debbie Rogerson Great strategies often go to waste because they cannot be properly executed. In this article, the authors...

When Democracy and Centralisation Meet in Leadership

By David De Cremer and Tian Tao Business leaders face a plethora of challenges and one of those is finding the leadership approach that would...

United Airlines, Artificial Intelligence, and Donald Trump: Reawakening Values in the Era...

By Avi Liran and Simon L. Dolan Society has evolved and not all aspects of our lives were able to cope up with the changes...

People and the Planet – CSR Initiatives Sweeten Ferrero’s Success

By Tammi L. Coles For global businesses to thrive, “doing sustainability” is no longer an option. Tammi L. Coles spoke with recognised CSR researcher and...

The Value of Gender-Based Leadership

By Melissa Greenwell If a roomful of men can draw on their experiences and insights to help a business succeed, a roomful of men and...

We Need a Greater Focus on the Benefits Women in Top Executive Roles Bring...

By Sucheta Nadkarni Recruiting women to corporate boards and top executive roles helps businesses find the best people and reach key consumers. There’s a risk...

A Wake-Up-Call for the Boards on Innovation

By Alessandro Di Fiore, Jonas Vetter and Joachim von Heimburg Today, innovation is not limited to products, but includes business models. Boards can play a...

Values, Values on the wall, Just do business and forget them all: Wells Fargo,...

By Avi Liran and Simon L. Dolan There is a growing discrepancy between the values stated on the wall and values in action. In the...

The Dirty Dozen: How Unethical Behaviour Creeps Into Your Organisation

By Urs Müller and Ulf Schäfer This article presents some of the most influential drivers of unethical behaviour in business and suggests counter-strategies. Reviewing the...

Managing People in Mergers and Acquisitions Part 2: Integration and Survival

By Guido Stein and Marta Cuadrado In Part One, we addressed the key reasons why companies decide to pursue merger, the reasons why many...

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