Businesses need to focus on sustainability if they want to succeed

AS companies contemplate the post- Covid world, the mantra of "Build Back Better" is often recited. While elements like new business models and re-imagining current business offerings are obvious, there is a more important aspect that enlightened and forward-thinking businesses are focusing on:...

Board guidance in layoffs

RETRENCHMENTS, at any time, are difficult moments in a company's journey that warrant in-depth consideration at the board level. As the pandemic takes its toll on businesses, retrenchments across the different sectors have surged in recent months.

Board guidance in retrenchments

Retrenchments, at any time, are difficult moments in a company’s journey that warrant in-depth consideration at the board level.

THE BROAD VIEW

Breaking out of the box

THE recent months of pandemic-induced lockdown has made us all familiar with seeing ourselves, family, friends and business contacts contained within "boxes" that are now found in the ubiquitous virtual meeting platforms such as Zoom and Microsoft Teams.

Boards should lead in the focus on sustainability

BOARD leadership in an extraordinary crisis like the Covid-19 pandemic needs to go beyond the usual corporate governance, financial oversight and strategic direction. It requires the board to challenge both the management and the corporation's stakeholders to focus on the new normal that has...

Board renewal: An investment in the future

IN recent years, board refreshment has moved into the mainstream of corporate governance. The updated Code of Corporate Governance and Singapore Exchange Listing Rules gave added emphasis to the matter, especially with the nine-year rule for independent directors.

Board refreshment: An investment in the future

In recent years, board refreshment has moved into the mainstream of corporate governance.

Sustainability lessons from the Covid-19 outbreak

AS THE world struggles with the current coronavirus pandemic, those who have experienced past crises dispense sagely wisdom "not to waste a good crisis".

From lawyers to 'Swiss Army knives'

THE role of lawyers continues to evolve. The requirement to be highly skilled legal practitioners is only the entry level. To be successful, lawyers are now expected to be financially literate, business savvy and strategic.

How companies can do good better - all year round

WITH the arrival of the year-end festivities, many companies ramp up their corporate-giving efforts. On the global-giving stage, Singapore is ranked seventh in the 2018 Charities Aid Foundation World Giving Index (WGI), which takes into account factors such as whether a person has helped a...