Topic: Risk

A probability or threat of damage, injury, liability, loss, or any other negative occurrence that is caused by external or internal vulnerabilities, and that may be avoided through preemptive action.

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Should you risk an IPO board?

With competing tensions at play and director reputations on the line, going to an initial public offer is one of the riskiest times in a company’s life cycle.

Unlocking the value of data

As artificial intelligence and information gathering becomes more sophisticated, the explosion of valuable data presents a governance dilemma: how best to ensure its effective use without overstepping...

Climate risk governance guide

Climate risk is no longer an issue facing select sectors, but a standing item on many board agendas. To assist directors address climate change governance, the AICD has developed a practical guide in ...

Clayton Utz Report - Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

As part of the AICD’s program of work on the board’s role in effectively addressing workplace sexual harassment, the AICD has commissioned a report by Clayton Utz to provide a practical ro...

When organisational wellbeing became a necessity rather than a luxury

Health and safety is the single greatest risk faced by boards. With the ultimate responsibility and resulting consequences of health and safety governance practices resting with boards, identifying, q...

Avoid the pitfalls that could lead to insolvency

Despite its economic toll, COVID-19 has not yet led to an uptick in insolvent companies entering external administration or individuals declaring bankruptcy. In fact, the reverse is true. However, wit...

Making it easier for business to connect with world-class R&D

A strong, vibrant research and innovation ecosystem is critical to the future economic and social wellbeing of Australia – and will be a key component of our jobs-fueled recovery. However, despi...

Six principles for boards on cyber-risk governance

The World Economic Forum has released an important blueprint for boards on the governance of cyber risk. Principles for Board Governance of Cyber Risk outlines six principles for the boards of organis...

Keep one eye on pandemic fallout, and one on the longer term, says Global Risks Report 2021

Last year will forever be defined by COVID-19’s devastating impact on societies and economies. However the global pandemic also intersected with a range of other threats to accelerate and exacerbate p...

Are audit committees responding effectively to new challenges?

The Hayne Royal Commission, the CBA Inquiry, and recently the Bergin report into Crown Casinos continue to spotlight governance failings. A lack of urgency in dealing with issues, poor reporting, and ...
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