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  • Board News

    Successful Graduation of the International Board Certificate Cohort 22/23

  • Board News

    The Swiss Institute of Directors Partners with the Chartered Governance Institute

  • Board Views

    From Corporate Governance of Sustainability to Sustainable Corporate Governance

    What is the best way to integrate sustainability into the corporate governance framework? Boards of directors have chosen two distinct paths: the functional way, which focuses on corporate governance of sustainability, and the foundational approach, which leads to sustainable corporate governance. This article assesses the merits and limitations of both approaches and calls for a transition to sustainable governance. This requires board members to engage regularly with stakeholders and to continuously debate the underlying assumptions to further develop the governance framework as required.

  • Board Views

    The Multipurpose Corporation as a Driver for Sustainable Value Creation

    The nature of the debate on the role of business in society strongly suggests a cyclical nature, with constant attempts to balance different interests and perspectives. To overcome the illusion of solving this conundrum, this article proposes an alternative approach, multipurpose capitalism. It posits that companies should compete not only on their products and services, but also on their different purpose profiles. It is left to consumers, workers, and investors to decide where to shop, work, and invest. The article offers a framework and methodology to create a comprehensive ecosystem that enables this matching process and suggests ways to overcome the challenges along the way.

  • Board News

    Board Foundation Chair to Join the ICGN Global Governance Committee

  • Board News

    The GNDI Global Director Report 2023 Published

  • Board Guides

    Primer on Climate-related Directors’ Duties

  • Board News

    Successful Graduation of the 22/23 Swiss Board Certificate Class

  • Board Views

    The Board as Driver of Sustainable Change

    Promoting a sense of responsibility is often seen as a benchmark for good corporate governance. The article argues for extending the discourse of responsibility to corporate citizenship and for understanding sustainability initiatives as innovation processes. The Board of Directors has a central role to play here, both in interpreting social change and in creating the conditions for successful implementation of social impact initiatives.

  • Board Views

    Striving for Excellence in Venture Governance

    The contribution of the venture board to entrepreneurial value creation, and its pivotal role in venture ecosystems, is often overlooked despite a long history of venture governance. History teaches us six principles of excellence in venture governance.

  • Board Views

    The Promise and Perils of Agile Governance

    Agility as a leadership principle has gained enormous importance in recent years. Many companies proclaim agility as a new leadership culture that is better aligned to future opportunities and challenges. At the same time, companies must adhere to corporate governance principles, some of which conflict with agility principles. This article presents considerations for improving the compatibility of agile leadership principles with the principles of effective corporate governance.

  • Board Views

    From Corporate to Ecosystem Governance

    Mastering ecosystems is increasingly seen as key to strategic value creation in highly dynamic environments. The role of governance has become a key differentiator between organizations that win or lose from the ecosystem game. This article discusses the importance of governance to the successful creation, development, and growth of ecosystems and presents eight challenges to be addressed along the ecosystem lifecycle. It continues with a taxonomy of ecosystem governance that provides a menu of effective governance mechanisms to address these challenges. The article concludes with advice on how best to manage the transition from a corporate governance to an ecosystem governance focus.

  • Board Views

    Mission Accomplished? The State of Digital Governance

    Five years ago, I invited a number of thought leaders to reflect with me on the role of the board of directors in the face of digitalization. The result was a collection of twelve perspectives on the governance of digitalization (Hilb 2017). Where are we now, five years, one pandemic, and perceived thousands of articles on digital governance later?

  • Board News

    A Tribute to Martin Hilb

  • Board News

    Changes in Leadership at the Board Foundation

  • Board Guides

    Guidelines on the Corporate Governance of Organizational Culture

  • Board Guides

    Guidelines on the Corporate Governance of Climate Change and Biodiversity

  • Board Guides

    Guidelines on the Corporate Governance of Data

  • Board Guides

    Guidelines on the Corporate Governance of Cybersecurity

  • Board Guides

    Guidelines on the Corporate Governance of Startups

  • Board Guides

    Guidelines on the Corporate Governance of Business Excellence

  • Board Guides

    Guidelines on the Corporate Governance of SMEs

  • Board Books

    Governance of Sustainability

  • Board Books

    Governance of Ecosystems

  • Board Books

    Governace of Ventures

  • Board Books

    Governance of Digitalization

  • Board Books

    Wirksame Führung und Aufsicht von öffentlichen Unternehmen

  • Board Books

    Strategische Führung auf VR und GL-Ebene in KMU

  • Board Books

    Verwaltungsrats-Sitzungen Grundlegung und Sitzungstechnik

  • Board Books

    Normatives Management

    Die globale Finanz- und Wirtschaftskrise hat wachgerüttelt und gezeigt, dass sich für die Unternehmensführung ein neues Management-Modell aufdrängt, das nicht mehr vom Prinzip der Gewinnmaximierung, sondern von einem «Gewinn unter Nebenbedingungen», d.h. unter der An­nahme einer realistischen Berücksichtigung von Anliegen und lnteressen aller Anspruchsgruppen, ausgeht. Diese Nebenbedingungen umfassen dabei alle jene Kriterien, die über die rein ökonomische Maximierung hinausge­hen und die Nachhaltigkeit sowie die Corporate Social Responsibility definieren und sicherstellen. Sie bilden die Grundlage für das normative Management, das bewusst in die strategische Planung in der Unternehmung einzu­beziehen ist.

  • Board Books

    Wirksame Führung und Aufsicht von Not-for-Profit-Organisationen

  • Board Books

    Wirksame Führung und Aufsicht von Familienunternehmen

  • Board Books

    Neues integriertes Konzept der VR, GL- und Personal-Honorierung

  • Board Books

    Risk Management at Board Level – A Practical Guide for Board Members

  • Board Books

    Preventing Corporate Governance Failure

  • Board Books

    Protokollführung

  • Board Books

    Corporate Governance im Praxistest

  • Board Books

    Der Verwaltungsrat

  • Board Books

    New Hospital Governance

  • Board Books

    Pensionskassen Governance

  • Board Books

    Wirksame Governance von Medienunternehmen

  • Board Books

    Integrierte Corporate Governance

  • Board Books

    New Living Cases on Corporate Governance

  • Board Books

    New Corporate Governance

  • Board Books

    Guide Pratique du Conseil d’administration

  • Board Books

    Strong Managers, Strong Owners: Corporate Governance and Strategy

  • Board Books

    Entrepreneurs and Democracy

  • Board Books

    Succession for Change

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