Topic: COVID-19

COVID-19 is an infectious disease caused by the virus strain severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). Worldwide spread of the disease began for the first time in 2019 and has developed into the 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic.

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New Year Resolutions

It has been a confronting year for directors worldwide with constantly evolving external challenges and rising community expectations. So what does 2022 hold?

Keeping your people

Workers are forcing employers to reckon with their investment in human capital. In 2022, directors must set the standard for workplaces that achieve retention while restless employees keep careful sco...

It’s a real balancing act…

Two years into the biggest pandemic in a century, the world of risk looks eerily familiar — and is possibly even more interlinked.

2021 Essential Director Update Presentation by David Thodey AO FAICD

For his presentation, David Thodey covered the response to COVID, the digital challenge, cyber security, culture, ESG and high-performing boards.

Business activity strengthened in November, jobs rose in October

The real-time data is showing healthy recovery in the Australian economy, though the Q3 GDP release next week will show a sharp contraction due to the lockdowns.

Catching up on COP26; no sign yet of surging wages

COP26 concluded with the signing of the Glasgow Climate Pact. Judged against the key benchmarks of delivering enough emissions reductions to keep the world on track to meet the goals of the Paris Agre...

An initial assessment of COP26

The  26th United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties or COP26 concluded in Glasgow on 13 November 2021 with nearly 200 countries signing on to the Glasgow Climate Pact. Our prim...

Jobless rate jumps to 5.2 per cent

The main focus of this week’s Australian data releases was some early evidence on the post-lockdown labour market. One indicator came in the form of the October 2021 labour force results, althou...

RBA exits yield curve control

At this week’s monetary policy meeting the RBA announced an abrupt end to the policy of yield curve control that it introduced back in March last year. The RBA also changed the language around t...

What is COP26 and why is it important?: A Primer on the Glasgow Conference

With COP26 discussions underway, AICD Chief Economist Mark Thirlwell MAICD looks at what’s at stake and what it means for the global economy. Register today for our LinkedIn Live discussi...
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