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Idealog: Keeping the lines of communication open

Sure, corporations have their obligations, but what about the duties of shareholders? When it comes to engaging with the companies they’ve invested in, are shareholders being pro-active enough? Corporations are often said to have obligations to shareholders and other constituencies, including employees, the communities in which they do business and government, but these obligations are […]

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NZ Herald: Board member, we’re watching you!

Henri Eliot: Board member, we’re watching you! By Henri Eliot 10:00 AM Monday Jul 20, 2015 Boards need to change, and serving on a board needs to be considered a job. Photo / Thinkstock Gone are the days of the rubber-stamp board meeting. Companies suffer greatly when independent board members don’t ask the tough questions, […]

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Idealog: US-based kiwi Claudia Batten who can talk business while trying on shoes, now shares tips for a ‘great’ board

US-based kiwi Claudia Batten who can talk business while trying on shoes, now shares tips for a ‘great’ board By Henri Eliot, Claudia Batten went from dorky tall kid to creating several successful businesses. She shares some insights on how to build great boards and how businesses need to get ready for the disruptions caused […]

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Idealog: IT governance, privacy, Internet of Things and other issues for company directors

Cyber insurance, cyber security, cloud computing, big data – these are just some of the issues companies need to be familiar with as the year charges ahead. The following checklist references several sources for issues that NZ company directors should consider in 2015. Social media Social media can be a cost-effective way to engage customers […]

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