Topic: Economy and society and sustainability

Companies and their directors should know how their operations impact on society and the environment. AICD can help


The risks in rising Australian household debt

Australian households are scaling a $2.3 trillion mountain of debt, but how far can they climb?

Weekly Updates

Each Monday, Stephen Walters provides an update on the economic week that was, and the week that will be. You can follow Stephen’s updates here.

The Economist: No Winners from a Global Trade War

A new era of protectionism in the name of “national security” is not in the world’s — or America’s — best interests, warns Stephen Walters GAICD.

Director Sentiment Index: First Half 2018

For the third survey in a row director sentiment has reached its highest point since 2011, largely off the back of increased confidence about the strength of the Australian economy, as well as other m...

The Economist: Wielding the Company Tax Axe

Australian corporate tax is on the way down. Stephen Walters GAICD asks, will it be in time to maximise potential benefits — and will those benefits ever really “trickle down”?

Leigh Sales in conversation with Australia's leading directors

The 2018 Australian Governance Summit launched a conversation around how boards can foster trust, innovation and sustainability at their organisations. Watch Summit MC Leigh Sales as she asks searchin...

Sam Mostyn on businesses' responsibility to the community

Citibank Australia Chair Sam Mostyn MAICD on the historical link between company and community and honouring the social licence, at the 2018 Australian Governance Summit 'Evolving Role and Responsibil...

The Economist: Balance of Power

Australia’s energy problems have been a long time in the making and will need bipartisan discipline to overcome, writes Stephen Walters GAICD.

The Strategist: Future Shock Mark II

As millennials increasingly take the reins, smart directors should prepare to ride a new wave of change, writes Phil Ruthven AM FAICD.

From the CEO: Politics of reform

In this issue of Company Director, Ken Henry AC, chair of National Australia Bank and former Secretary of the Treasury, suggests an intriguing thought experiment: “Let’s just pretend government doesn’...
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