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Building the crisis-ready board
Board members take their role in crisis management very seriously, but how capable their companies actually are of managing a real-life crisis may be less clear. Here are six areas that are key for boards to get companies crisis-ready.
Published on January 17 2017
Warning signs of a breakdown in internal trust
Trust amongst colleagues and between employees and management are essential to engagement, retention, productivity, and innovation.
Published on January 11 2017
6 barriers limiting boards’ strategic oversight
A lack of time devoted to strategy, insufficient or inadequate information, and pressure to produce short-term results are among the factors hindering boards of directors, according to a survey report.
Published on December 22 2016
The top global risks for 2017
Executives ranked the business environment as riskier than in previous years, but many don’t plan to devote more resources to risk management, according to a new survey.
Published on December 19 2016
UK government launches consultation on corporate governance
The UK government has published a green paper detailing its proposals to strengthen governance in UK companies with a view to restoring public trust in business.
Published on December 07 2016
Human rights risks in the supply chain
Regulators, shareholders, and consumers increasingly expect companies to be accountable for what goes on throughout their supply chain. Here’s what to look for.
Published on December 01 2016
5 ways internal audit can strengthen relationships but keep its independence
Auditors act as a watchdog for companies, but they also can be business partners, according to Manal Al Sarraf, CPA (inactive), CGMA.
Overcoming barriers to effective board oversight
Corporate boards and their members can encounter challenges that make it difficult to effectively monitor management, but these barriers are not insurmountable.
12 emotional habits of effective board members
Improve performance by better addressing emotions in the boardroom.
The accountant’s role in human rights due diligence
The CGMA report Business and Human Rights: Evolution and Acceptance provides guidance for assessing and protecting human rights.