COVID-governance report released

The Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Governance Institute of Australia have released a new report on the impact of COVID-19 on board practices.

The report reveals insights into governance challenges in the current climate.

Governance through a crisis: Learning from COVID-19 includes insights from interviews with senior directors, survey responses and feedback from roundtables with governance and risk professionals.

The research reveals that the pandemic has had a profound impact on how boards operate and what they focus on.  It is hoped that the research will help to develop stronger organisational resilience and serve as a practical resource across sectors – from not-for-profits to ASX-listed companies.

Insights include:

  • How boards have successfully adapted to virtual meetings, including AGMs
  • The need for agile decision-making in a crisis
  • The importance of contingency planning, and
  • How technology can elevate stakeholder voices.

The report includes recommendations for directors and company secretaries as well as practical tips for working effectively in the virtual environment and through a crisis.

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