Topic: Stakeholders

Most businesses have multiple stakeholders needing consideration. Let us help you make a list and what to do with it.


Balancing stakeholder interests and shareholder returns

In the ongoing stakeholder management debate, the focus is shifting to the role of boards in developing a positive corporate culture and managing issues such as sexual harassment in the workplace.

Australian Governance Summit 2021: Gaps between community expectations and organisation’s actions po...

The constant tension boards face in meeting the needs of stakeholders and shareholders was a key focus of this year’s Australian Governance Summit. In the session Nowhere to Hide: Shareholders, ...

The trust landscape is shifting, and so too must directors

A range of factors are converging that make it impossible for directors to turn a blind eye to their broader obligations to society, says trust and ethics expert Clare Payne.

AICD supports establishment of Sustainability Standards Board

The AICD has lodged a submission with the IFRS foundation supporting in principle its aim to create a set of a global set of internationally recognised sustainability reporting requirements, supportin...

Three ASX chairs speak out on recovery

How is your organisation addressing resilience and recovery at the board level? At a recent AICD event in Perth, three chairs of top ASX-listed companies outlined their perspectives on recovery and ho...

Embracing the value chain to cope with modern uncertainty

Conditions in the business world have never been as fluid, or moved quite as quickly, as what is occurring today. This unprecedented level of malleability has brought new importance to building resili...

The 3 causes of dysfunctional boards – and what we can do about them

In a perfect world, we would see boards operate smoothly and harmoniously with no undercurrents or powerplays, no elephants in the room, with all voices being heard and valued. However, the greater co...

How can directors balance shareholder and stakeholder demands?

The escalation of issues at Rio Tinto and AMP reveal the need for directors to respond rapidly to investor and community concerns.

Directors must face the challenge of serving all stakeholders

Gone are the days of the easy mantra of shareholder primacy. Nowadays directors have obligations to achieve much more than just financial returns. However, as ethics fellow Clare Payne outlines, there...

What boards should look out for this 2020 AGM season

In a year marred by a global pandemic and significant governance controversies in Australia, expect to see heightened shareholder scrutiny of board decision-making.
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