Journal: Governance Directions

Governance Institute members and subscribers receive a hard copy of our monthly journal, Governance Directions, as part of their Governance Institute membership or association.

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Non-members cannot access current or previous issues of the journal online, but can access lists of published articles.

The journal has become a valuable medium for Governance Institute members to access and communicate with other industry practitioners and commentators in the fields of governance, law, risk management and administration. Moreover, the journal has fostered an active network of governance professionals who share knowledge and insights.

Title Article summary Date published
  • APRA: climate-related risks ‘foreseeable, material and actionable now’
  • Reporting data breaches to be law
  • Whistleblowing protections put to the test
  • There are two common criticisms of the regulators’ initiative of culture — it is too hard to get a handle on, and it is soft HR responsibility. Both are wrong.
  • The human resources professional in any organisation has a joint and several role on culture, in conjunction with the CEO and senior executive team, and the board.
  • Not addressing the root causes of cultural failures breeds deep cynicism among employees.
  • Failure to disclose climate-related financial risks not only causes inefficient allocation of capital, it may also expose directors to personal liability for breaching their duty of care and diligence.
  • In December 2016, the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures published a set of recommendations which aim to assist businesses to analyse and disclose climate change risks.
  • The task force has developed specific guidance for the financial sector as well as certain non-financial sectors that are considered to be most affected by climate change.
  • The adaptation to and management of climate change risk should focus on those elements that can be controlled in the context of those factors that cannot.
  • Adaptation governance provides a framework that supports the decision-making process.
  • This article identifies ten common elements that must be considered and monitored to enable adaptation governance.

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