Board Perspectives

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  • 157
    November 17, 2022
    Worldwide, there is awareness that environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations will prove to be essential drivers and components of profitability and sustainable business over the next 10 years. The reality is, however, that the level of engagement with ESG — as an integral component of business strategy — is significantly higher…
  • 156
    October 14, 2022
    The pandemic has had a lasting effect on people and the workplace. Seven in 10 business leaders expect the market will be embracing a hybrid work model 10 years out, up from 22% pre-pandemic. What is the board’s role in this transition? The pandemic has transformed how, where, when and even why we work. It accelerated workplace redesign as…
  • 155
    September 16, 2022
    Boards and their companies operate in an increasingly digital world. Every director should have sufficient digital understanding to engage in strategic conversations with the CEO, other company leaders and other members of the board. Embracing digital capabilities is a mindset that emphasizes a commitment to adapt continuously in the face of…
  • 154
    August 15, 2022
    The 2020s are well on their way to earning the ominous label of a troubling, disruptive decade, but there remain viable opportunities amid the challenges. What is the board’s role in preparing the organisation for “show-stopping” and potentially existential risks? The Story: A global board survey conducted by McKinsey of approximately 1,500…
  • 153
    July 13, 2022
    With the economic outlook constantly shifting as if it were a moving target, directors need to embrace change and set a tone of focus and confidence when looking to the future. It all starts with asking the right questions. Growth across the global economy is slowing. With the growth rate projected to shrink in 2022 and 2023 by half of what it…
  • 152
    June 6, 2022
    A year ago, an issue of Board Perspectives focused on why the board should care about quantum computing — what it is, when it will become a reality and what steps companies should take to stay on top of this evolving technology market. Since then, use cases for quantum computing continue to emerge. One of the most misleading phrases found in…
  • 151
    May 16, 2022
    A recent Protiviti global survey indicates varying views across different executive groups about the overall risk environment. CEOs rate the relative riskiness of the business environment higher for 2022 than anyone else, jumping from the lowest rating in 2021 to the highest rating in 2022. Also, the number of risks that CEOs noted would have a “…
  • Volume 7, Issue 11
    May 3, 2022
    Ransomware attacks have been around for many years. In the past, cyber-threat actors would penetrate a company’s computer and network systems and obtain data with the objective of returning it upon payment. The demanded payments were usually smaller than the ransoms requested in recent incidents. Most of these incidents weren’t financially…
  • 139
    April 29, 2022
    there is a growing interest across the world in the feasibility of quantum computing and when it will finally become a reality in business. and that’s for good reason. quantum would enable problem-solving capabilities to address simulations and complicated optimisation questions involving a formidable number of variables and potential outcomes at…
  • 150
    April 15, 2022
    Every company is a technology company today. With business and technology inextricably intertwined, directors need to possess sufficient knowledge of technology issues to execute their duty of care responsibilities. Research indicates there is a financial performance payback from a technology-savvy board. An analysis of the boards of U.S.-listed…
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