A: Culture and the reputation of your organisation
Thanks to a stream of recent scandals, corporate culture and its impact on an organisation’s reputation remains in the spotlight. Directors are increasingly expected to exercise a duty of care regarding their organisation’s culture, but many are falling short.
• Why are we seeing so many high profile cases of boards failing as gatekeepers of corporate culture?
• What can we learn from recent failures and successes?
• How are boards successfully using the levers available to them to drive a culture that aligns with business strategy?
B. Building trust in the digital age
With the 2017 Edelman Trust Barometer revealing an ‘alarming evaporation’ in public trust across all institutions including businesses, boards need to understand and respond to this trend.
• How is the environment in which trust needs to be restored different to the one in which it was established?
• How does your business need to evolve to restore or maintain public trust in the digital age?
• What steps should your board take to oversee this evolution?
• Jacki Johnson, IAG
C. Insights from the global environment
Many of the issues Australian directors are facing – culture, trust, sustainability, equality, transparency – are issues being dealt with globally, and there is much to learn from boards that are leading the way and doing things differently.
• What alternate approaches can we look to when dealing with the governance challenges being faced in Australia?
• How are our international counterparts thinking differently about tackling key issues, creating strategic advantage, and the value that directors can add to an organisation?
• How is The B Team redefining the rules of business globally?
NFPs and the trust crisis
In light of the broader erosion of trust in institutions and recent high-profile cases of misconduct in the NFP sector, NFP directors have a role to play in protecting trust and confidence in the sector.
• How should NFP directors be incorporating trust as a dimension of decision-making?
• How are community expectations of the NFP sector changing?
• How will the changing face of the NFP sector influence how it is perceived?
• Dr Tessa Boyd-Caine GAICD, Health Justice Australia
• Paul Ronalds, Save the Children