Reporting to the board
Date: 18 April 2019
This month we look at reporting to the board. Highlights include an interview with one of Australia’s leading directors, Kevin McCann AM FAICD; insights from the Chair of MinterEllison and the AICD Law Committee, Bruce Cowley FAICD, on how boards can ensure they’re receiving the ‘right’ information from management; and tips from AICD facilitator, Dr Judith MacCormick FAICD, on improving the quality of board reporting.
Hot topics in 2019
Date: 15 February 2019
Five eminent directors discuss their top governance issues for 2019. We canvass the views of global governance experts on whether the governance model of banks is still appropriate for such large, complex organisations. We also consider climate risks, ACSI's just released tool on modern-slavery risks, and some technology governance issues for boards to consider in 2019.
Date: 21 December 2018
Professor Bryan Horrigan considers whether a company’s performance and corporate governance today includes fulfilling its social licence to operate. We speak to a NFP director and former charity analyst about measuring and reporting on the performance of NFPs. We also look at board reviews, some ways to drive innovation in board processes, and the influence that index funds are having on board performance.
Date: 16 November 2018
This edition looks at the accountability of the board, of individual directors, the CEO and investors. Following developments in the UK, we contemplate changes which would further accountability and governance in the private sector. We look at the importance of communication and an open, respectful organisational culture as mechanisms to help ensure accountability.
Governing in the future
Date: 19 October 2018
The Directors' Playbook: the Future of Work aims to help directors rise to the challenge of governing the future of work. This edition also includes commentary from a global governance expert on international trends, considers how directors can best equip themselves in modern workplaces, and contemplates a future with robo directors!
Date: 21 September 2018
The 'Trust Lady' unpacks the concept of trust, while AICD Managing Director and CEO, Angus Armour FAICD, describes and explains our existing 'low trust' environment and how trust can be re-established. An AICD facilitator reflects on the role of our leaders in winning back the trust and belief of the community. The edition also touches on the relationship between trust and remuneration, the digital economy and whether boards and directors should engage in public debate.
Corporate social responsibility
Date: 24 August 2018
This edition explores two important issues for boards relating to human rights: the intersection of human rights and technology and whether directors' duties extend to human rights issues. It considers emerging CSR issues for boards, including the implications of the Task Force for Climate-related Financial Disclosures. We provide a snapshot of our research with the University of Sydney on corporate social responsibility.
Building better boards
Date: 20 July 2018
We look at board structure, composition and culture. There is also a summary of the latest academic and market research on governance issues.
Date: 15 June 2018
What are the key findings on organisational culture and implications for directors of the Report on the Commonwealth Bank of Australia released by APRA in May 2018?
Date: 18 May 2018
We look at some of the key measures affecting the quality of board decision-making. Australian researchers discuss their findings on the importance of financial statements for investor decision-making, and there is guidance for not-for-profits on effective management of financial capital.
Date: 18 April 2018
The GLC talks to leading entrepreneur Patrick Grove about the different approaches to governance and strategy in disrupting companies. There is a discussion of technology megatrends and how boards are responding to the opportunities and threats of disruption.