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Will the COVID-19 recession trigger a new era of structural change?

Healthcare, pharmaceuticals and technology are in the spotlight as the world adjusts to rapid structural change brought on by the COVID-19 recession, says AICD chief economist Mark Thirlwell.

An evolving agenda

In March 2019, at the Australian Governance Summit, AICD chair John Atkin FAICD and I launched the AICD’s Forward Governance Agenda, a program of work responding to debates around governance standards...

Guide Dogs go digital

Guide Dogs NSW/ACT plays an important role in providing assistance dogs to the visually impaired. A major transformation will bring this not-for-profit into the digital age, write Alison Boleyn and Na...

How should directors manage non-financial risk?

Westpac's admission of board responsibility for compliance offers a key lesson for boards on managing non-financial risk, says Professor Pamela Hanrahan.

Managing board and management relationships during COVID-19

Boards should ensure they foster an environment of trust and empowerment to enable management to lead staff through crisis.

New AICD course brings female athletes into the boardroom

In conjunction with the Professional Football Alliance, the AICD's sports governance program offers a new pathway for female athletes to start their board careers.

Strategy tips for business owners during crisis

Owners of gourmet biscuit maker Charlie's Cookies, Ken Mahlab and Jackie Magid, used the COVID-19 shutdown to reset their business strategy – and now share key lessons.

What is the future of franchising in Australia?

The impact of COVID-19 has pushed aside recent franchising scandals, but the federal government's Franchising Taskforce could save the sector from sinking.

Is your board prepared for the worst case scenario?

When its timber plantation was destroyed by bushfires in January, Kangaroo Island Plantation Timbers had to confront its decisions on risk management and insurance and plan for future survival.

Investing in renewable energy could drive Australia's economic recovery

Research from Beyond Zero Emissions suggests modernising infrastructure, investing in regional jobs and reducing greenhouse gases could build new foundations for economic growth.
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