Recap: AICD's 10 most popular articles for 2017


    As 2017 draws to a close we have curated a selection of the year’s most popular tips and insights for directors, including articles on risk, megatrends, culture and regulatory reform.

    5 top global risks in 2017

    Five key risk areas where urgent action is needed3:10

    In an interconnected world shocks can spread swiftly and with devastating impact. A new World Economic Forum Report, based on a survey of experts, ranks the top global risks that could shake your organisation in 2017.

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    Safe harbour introduced into law

    Safe Harbour reform passes Senate2:36

    Landmark ‘safe harbour’ legislation, a reform that could energise businesses and the economy, has now passed Parliament, and will become law.

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    Bain & Company’s 5 forces shaping the firm of the future

    James Root of Bain & Company on the firm of the future7:15

    At an AICD Directors’ Breakfast in Sydney last week, Bain & Company partner James Root outlined the five forces shaping the firm of the future as the era of shareholder primacy starts to break down.

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    3 common behaviours that can stand between you and high performance

    Steve Vamos on high performing boards00:40

    While all boards aspire to high performance, many fall well short of that goal. At a recent roundtable discussion, a small group of leading directors led by Steve Vamos GAICD, explored the behaviours that contribute to a high performing board and identified behaviours that stop ambitions becoming reality.

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    6 ways to improve your risk culture

    The danger of being a stationary target has never been greater for business writes John Wylie AM FAICD.

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    5 questions boards must ask about cybersecurity

    Wall Street Journal’s Rob Sloan talks cybersecurity00:37

    “The day of the ball is not the time to learn how to dance,” says the Wall Street Journal’s Cybersecurity Research Director, Rob Sloan. At an AICD breakfast last week, he shared the five questions boards need to ask to prepare for attacks and protect their organisation’s cybersecurity.

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    7 long-term megatrends reshaping our region

    The CSIRO’s Data61 Insight Team identifies for the November Company Director magazine the main social, economic and environmental megatrends that organisations in the Indo-Pacific region will face over the next decade.

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    5 lessons for boards from the Weinstein scandal

    The Weinstein scandal has shown boards what not to do when there are serious accusations of harassment against a senior organisational figure.

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    Why Australia needs better protection for whistleblowers

    AICD calls for whistleblower reform1:21

    A government review is underway into whistleblowing laws. The AICD has called for stronger protection for whistleblowers so that corporate wrongdoing can be detected, addressed and, ideally, prevented.

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    Behind closed doors: the 7 conversations dominating Australia’s boardrooms

    In the lead up to International Women’s Day, the Australian Institute of Company Directors gathered together seven of Australia’s pre-eminent female directors to discuss the big issues they are confronting around their board tables.

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