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The global financial crisis appears to have blown darker clouds across Queensland than any other state.
investigates the many challenges Sunshine State directors have to navigate as the gloom starts to lift.
Making a comeback
In its latest Business Outlook repor...
While future carbon legislation remains uncertain, there is no escaping the emerging low-carbon world.
reports on how companies that do not manage the risks will lose out.
Winning in a low carbon world
Carbon emissions cannot be ...
John M Green
suggests it may not be the proxy advisory firms that are the problem, but some of the institutions that hire them.
Proxy by proxy
During each year’s annual general meeting season, directors come out blasting at corporate governance proxy advisory firms. It’s mostly d...
Many organisations have already assessed their carbon footprints and whether they comply with state and Federal regulations. But what do they do next to reduce their carbon emissions?
provide some pointers.
Beyond carbon compl...
A number of reform initiatives could lead to an overhaul of the not-for-profit (NFP) sector. We asked three NFP directors how they believed the role of directors could change and what new challenges could be created for them.
Shaking up the NFP sector
Darren Beazley MAICDPresident, Asth...
reports on an ASIC Summer School session that examined corporate governance in the post-GFC environment.
Corporate governance beyond the GFC
The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) annual Summer School recently held in Melbourne explored the them...
Q&A with Howard McDonald
On a muggy Melbourne morning, Howard McDonald MAICD arrives just in time for his interview with Company Director. The Myer Holdings chairman had been in meetings about the proposed café for Myer’s soon-to-be redeveloped flagship store. “I want the food offering to be bu...
Is a school board right for you?
investigates the ABCs of venturing back into the school yard.
Back to school
Joining a school board
The legal duties can be the same as other boards
Running schools can be extremely complex
Financials are always very tight
discusses how a “Breakthrough” board can be developed to create strategic advantage.
The Breakthrough board
Three Ts of the “Breakthrough” board
Tone from the top: The chairman promotes and lives the strategic perspective
Take the time: The board builds the agenda...