Governance

Sharpening the Board’s Focus on Risk Oversight

Sharpening the Board’s Focus on Risk Oversight

Carissa DuenasMay 19, 2022

Companies have to learn how to operate with some level of managed risk. An appetite for risk is often needed to capitalise on new opportunities and address complex issues (such…

Why ESG is Important in the Pre-IPO Process

Why ESG is Important in the Pre-IPO Process

Carissa DuenasApril 14, 2022

The path to an IPO is not simple. It requires significant time, cost, and effort. It’s become even more complicated in recent years. This is because many investors no longer…

Directors’ Forum with Praxonomy NED, Alan Hewitt

Directors’ Forum with Praxonomy NED, Alan Hewitt

PraxonomyApril 6, 2022

Note: We’re excited to be launching an interview series on the blog called “Directors’ Forum.” This section will feature various board members and thought leaders who offer their “hot takes”…

Implementing Strong Corporate Governance Pre-IPO

Implementing Strong Corporate Governance Pre-IPO

Carissa DuenasFebruary 24, 2022

The colossal collapse of firms such as Enron, Tyco, and Worldcom in the early 2000s was a lesson on the need and importance for strong corporate governance. It was an…

Hot Topics for Boards in 2022

Hot Topics for Boards in 2022

Carissa DuenasJanuary 26, 2022

As the world continues to grapple with the pandemic, it’s not far-fetched to assume that we’ll still be dealing with a degree of economic disruption in 2022. For boards and…

How Smaller Boards Benefit From Board Portals

How Smaller Boards Benefit From Board Portals

Carissa DuenasDecember 1, 2021

Board management software, or a board portal, is often perceived to be a solution that’s designed for larger boards belonging to Fortune 100 companies. This makes it seem that the…

COP26: Placing the Spotlight on Boards

COP26: Placing the Spotlight on Boards

Carissa DuenasNovember 11, 2021

“Code red for humanity.” That’s how UN Secretary General António Guterres described the recent climate projections from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). It, too, is the prevailing sentiment…

How Board Portals Mitigate Compliance Risks

How Board Portals Mitigate Compliance Risks

Carissa DuenasSeptember 16, 2021

Boards face increasing scrutiny over adherence to workflows and policies established by regulatory bodies. From fiduciary responsibilities to documentation procedures, boards need to ensure that they have systems in place…

Governance Beyond COVID-19: What’s Next for Boards?

Governance Beyond COVID-19: What’s Next for Boards?

Carissa DuenasJune 10, 2021

It’s an understatement: boards and senior executives had to pivot from their usual ways of working in the wake of COVID-19. The pandemic required leaders to “meet the moment” with…

How Board Portals Improve Corporate Governance

How Board Portals Improve Corporate Governance

Carissa DuenasApril 29, 2021

Enron, WorldCom, and Tyco are three companies that rocked the corporate world in the early 2000’s for fraud and corruption scandals. These events forced corporations (and their board of directors)…

The Role of the Board in Business Continuity Planning

The Role of the Board in Business Continuity Planning

Carissa DuenasMarch 18, 2021

Many businesses were simply not prepared for the level of disruption COVID-19 would cause. It would be safe to assume that most enterprises were somewhat blindsided by this event.  In…

Four Characteristics of an Effective Board

Four Characteristics of an Effective Board

Carissa DuenasMarch 4, 2021

It is no secret: an effective board of directors is critical to the success of any organisation. Clear, strategic and focussed leadership that meets (or exceeds) the expectations of shareholders…

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