• Fourth Ethics Index compelling on climate change

    by Megan Motto, CEO, Governance Institute of Australia

    In business and politics, trust is everything.

    For the fourth year, the Governance Institute of Australia’s Ethics Index provides a powerful barometer of Australians’ ethical perception of different sectors, industries and job types within them.  

    But this year, we have seen the emergence of a new and undeniably clear theme.

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  • Highlights of National Conference 2019 Day Two

    by Leon Cox, General Manager & Membership State Manager, VIC

    Day Two of the National Conference started with a comprehensive presentation on the global political and economic environment by Lakshmi Shyam-Sunder, Vice President and Chief Risk Officer, World Bank Group. Lakshmi stressed how the current uncertain global environment calls for a more agile response. She noted that the Global Policy Uncertainty Index has been rising, highlighted by the changing world power dynamics as countries are “splintering”.

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  • Highlights of National Conference 2019 Day One

    by Rachel Waterhouse, General Manager, Engagement

    What a start to National Conference 2019! Our CEO, Megan Motto, welcomed delegates and celebrated the gender diverse line-up of speakers.

    The international keynote address by Sir Winfried Bischoff, Chairman, JP Morgan Securities plc & Chairman, Financial Reporting Council UK offered incredible insights, touching on the importance of boards addressing the risks of climate change, boards’ awareness of diversity and the importance of boards challenging the CEO and company. Global business means a global approach to governance is required.

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  • 3 fears holding your team back from collaboration

    by Phil Preston, Collaborative Leadership Expert

    We would all love to manage teams that come together effortlessly, require low maintenance and exceed expectations. However, the reality is that working collaboratively is difficult, most people have never had any formal training in this area. You may have occasional breakthroughs, only to be frustrated when you find people drifting back to their old habits. Analysing the common challenges that arise provides insight into building cohesive teams and how to avoid dysfunction.

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  • Why strong governance and risk management skills are so critical for leaders

    by Liz McCoy, Founder and Director of Leadership Zone

    Good governance is as valid for the NFP sector as any other sector. Some people see NFP board and governance roles as an opportunity to tick the box to start out and build their governance experience.  You shouldn’t join to just tick a box.

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  • Are you planning to early adopt the new Corporate Governance Principles?

    by Catherine Maxwell, General Manager, Policy and Advocacy, Governance Institute of Australia

    Governance Institute of Australia thought it might be helpful for members to find out whether many companies are planning to adopt the new edition early.

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