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How Gender Diversity and Company Performance Are Linked

There are many reasons why gender equality remains elusive in the workplace – ranging from discriminatory practices and cultural biases to the …

A Board Member's Top Five Recommendations For Cybersecurity And Risk Management

James Lam has been an advisor to boards on matters of risk management and mitigation for roughly 25 years. He has been the Chief Risk Officer at GE Capital Markets Services, and Fidelity Investments. He was a partner at Oliver Wyman, and started ERisk under its auspices. That unit would later be …

IT Boards Need To Embrace Diversity In Cybersecurity Battle

Image: iStock<p>Data 61's CEO Adrian Turner spoke at the Cyber Security: the Leadership Imperative, hosted by InnovationAus, on the need for boards and …

2017 And Beyond -- Major Trends Shaping Shareholder Activism

Activist shareholders have deployed $45 billion in new campaigns year to date, nearly double the amount for all of 2016. That figure highlights several key shareholder activism trends cited in a recent Lazard report.<p>“In terms of the megatrends we’ve seen for 2017, activism is as strong as it’s ever …

Boards, Gender & Activism: Lessons to be Learnt

When completing our most recent analysis into shareholder activism in Europe, we identified many interesting insights. One of those was around the …

Boards: Innovation Is Your Responsibility Too

The challenge of leading innovation is bringing about a sea change in corporate governance. Boards, once the dependably cautious voices urging management to mitigate risk, are increasingly calling for breakthrough innovation in the scramble for competitive advantage. We see this shift playing out …

What is “Radical Transparency” and Why Do You Need It?

How does your finance organization think about compliance?<p>Some companies see compliance as a nuisance, at best. It’s something that they must do to …

PwC Study Shows Firms Unprepared For Cyber Attacks

Despite blaring headlines about cyber attacks, many companies are unprepared to cope with one, according to “The Global State Of Security Survey,” a …

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Bringing Accountability to the Wells Fargo Boardroom

It’s distressingly common for directors of public companies to skate away from liability when corporate misconduct occurs on their watch. That’s why a recent ruling by a federal judge hearing two cases against Wells Fargo’s officers and directors is both unusual and welcome.<p>The cases were filed …

How to build a board that's competent for sustainability

As Wall Street ratchets up the pressure on companies to be open about the risks they face from sustainability, the spotlight is falling on boards. …

Sina Avoids a Shakeup, but Will Change After Shareholder Vote

Independent shareholders of Sina Corp. picked a board nominee put forth by a dissident shareholder pushing for radical change at China’s leading web …