Board & Director Performance

Green is good - why corporates are using green finance

Green bonds could assist organisations who would like to become more socially responsible and work towards positive environmental and climate change solutions.

6 tips for becoming a customer-centric organisation

Maximising customer experience through a customer centric culture is more important now than ever following the banking Royal Commission.

Is your organisation measuring its ESG impact?

Boards are being urged to identify strategies and outcomes as greater focus is placed on environmental, social and governance principles for ethical investing.

What is the value of reputation?

How does a board prove the authenticity of its commitment to reputation and what are the consequences if it doesn't?

APRA proposes stronger rules on remuneration

The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) has released a draft prudential standard to strengthen remuneration requirements, a move which takes a major step into the traditional territory o

New Modern Slavery laws apply from July 1

Boards must be aware of their organisation's supply chains with the introduction of modern slavery legislation as of 1 July, writes Professor Pamela Hanrahan, Deputy head, School of Taxation and Busin

Big business: How smart governance boosts top Indigenous boards

As we celebrate NAIDOC Week 2019, we take a look at the Indigenous business sector, with the top 500 firms worth nearly $2b – and at how the Office of the Registrar of Indigenous Corporations keeps 3,

ASIC's reforms to whistleblower laws ahead

Mandatory whistleblower protection policies will be in place from 1 January 2020 following reforms to laws, says ASIC Commissioner John Price.  

Top 5 CEO turnover trends for boards

CEO management and turnover can be a challenging issue for organisations seeking stable governance.

How a credit union harnessed AI

 Credit Union Australia set out on the AI path to make life easier for customers and employees. Here are CUA's lessons to help boards make the most of AI.

5 biggest privacy risks online

ACCC's Digital Platforms Inquiry report will be released this month following consumer privacy breaches in 2018. Annelies Moens lists the top 5 privacy risks online for directors.

Your EOFY business checklist

From assets to leasing, with the end of financial year fast approaching, here's a checklist for business leaders to ensure best business practice in the new financial year. The Big Picture

Indigenous business leaders gather in WA

In May this year, 17 scholarship recipients from around the country gathered in Perpetual’s Perth offices to take part in a one-off AICD Company Directors Course (CDC).

6 ways to manage strategic risk

Recent studies show the dangers in mismanaging strategic risk for shareholder value.

Tougher new penalties for employer breaches

The Migration and Other Legislation Amendment (Enhanced Integrity) Act 2018 came into effect in December last year to strengthen penalties against employer sponsors who breach obligations to staff.

What election #2019 policies will affect your business?

With the 2019 federal election due 18 May, we summarise the major policies and issues voters (and directors) should be across. Story by Zilla Efrat.

5 lessons from AGM season: ASIC

From remuneration to shareholder action and beyond, ASIC Commissioner John Price summarises key AGM season trends.

How effective boards can challenge management

 Calls for boards to challenge management more robustly sound good in theory.

Director sentiment lowest in two years on economic uncertainty

The confidence of Australia’s company directors is at its lowest point in over two years according to the latest Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) Director Sentiment Index (DSI).

Tougher new ASIC warns directors

In this year's federal Budget, The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) was awarded more than $400 million in extra annual funding over four years, 25 per cent more than last year.

10 tips to boost your board composition

Ensuring your board has the right skills to face the future of governance is a fine art. We share our top tips for improving your board's balance, in this article written by Dianne Jacobs MAICD.