Despite some organisations taking steps to boost the number of women at executive level, progress is still slow. The proportion of women to men in executive roles is still low, with only one female CEO among the JSE top 40 companies. These are some of the findings from PwC Executive Directors Practices Remuneration Report 2018.
The business risk landscape continues to evolve and has challenged the compliance and ethics efforts of organisations worldwide. PwC's 2018 State of Compliance Study shows how leading compliance and ethics organisations are prioritising cultural impact and embracing technology to increase their effectiveness.
The role of a company secretary is broad and onerous to say the least and, if this post is not occupied by a competent person who has the appropriate knowledge and skills; the consequences can be the cause of significant organisational friction.
The point about stuff you don’t know, is generally that you don’t know that you don’t know. Which in some cases is kinda ok. However, when it comes to issues lurking in dark corners that have the potential to impact on your ability to trade, most leaders want a torch. They want and need to know what they don’t know. Which is why it is so critical for businesses to adopt purpose-centered business strategies.
Boards and management teams are, or will soon be, compelled to consider the implications of the direct impact of cryptocurrencies on their businesses, and the potential indirect impact from several angles. In addition, there is considerable potential for new business models, which are starting to emerge in many areas.
Mothers are often lauded as the superheroes of their homes and society at large. So, when it comes to entrepreneurial moms, there can be no doubt that these women are a boundless source of inspiration who serve as motivation for their children and other moms to pursue entrepreneurship, a decision that can only benefit South Africa into the future.