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Top directors pick their best reads of 2017

Catch up on essential summer reading for directors looking to expand their thinking ahead of 2018, as recommended by preeminent AICD members.

General Duties of Directors

Directors govern a company on behalf of the shareholders of that company. The Corporations Act 2001 states in s 198A (1) that ‘The business of a company is to be managed by or under the directio...

Royal Commission into Child Sexual Abuse highlights governance failings

Publishing its landmark report, the world-first commission will have profound implications for the governance of institutions with responsibility for children.

Board dramas in 2017

From the Australian Olympic Committee to Weinstein there were challenges aplenty for directors in an eventful 2017. Narelle Hooper reviews the year.

Australia is running out of booms

Every director understands the importance of sound financial management as a cornerstone of good governance. It is the same for government, or at least it should be. After all, the maintenance of our ...

UK Corporate Governance Code under review

A substantial reworking of the UK corporate governance code is on the way

ACSI writes a new chapter on ESG oversight

Climate change, labour and human rights, corporate culture and tax transparency in spotlight

Striking the right balance on ESG issues

Risk of too much focus on issues that add little to shareholder returns.

Managing Culture – new report sets out steps to good practice

A new report by the Ethics Centre, Governance Institute, Chartered Accountants Australia New Zealand and Internal Auditors aims to guide organisations in managing strong corporate cultures.

Meeting the ESG engagement challenge with investors

Governance guidelines recommend co-ordination of ESG and investor relations in listed companies.

6 new books that will set directors up for 2018

The AICD summer reading list features the books that are setting the agenda for business, performance, innovation and professional development as we head into 2018.
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