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    Dear Kenneth Risk Management has gained prominence over the years and that it should be the heart for key decisions today. For all proposals tabled for decision making, risk factors should be included in the meeting paper with mitigation plan. A risk management officer is certainly needed in organisations ...

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    Suzyo It is true that the consultation period for the review of <IR> is closed, but there have been other more recent developments that will have a significant impact on integrated reporting going forward. It was just announced yesterday that the IIRC announced that it will be merging with the Sustainability ...

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    Hi Tim I see that I may be too late to respond to the Consultative document on Integrated Reporting but hopefully the topic is still up for discussion in this community. In this market a lot of companies have started providing more balanced reports which look beyond financial outcomes. This is also a ...

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    Thanks Kenneth for this stimulating subject. Indeed this year has really brought Risk Management to the fore. Fortunately we have a Director responsible for Risk though combined with Audit, which could be another point of debate! We have a rigorous risk identification process and have a Risk Register ...

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    The report is data rich. Interestingly the top 3 ethical challenges for 2021 include: Balancing freedom of movement and individual liberties with ongoing efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19 Increased local manufacturing to reduce our reliance on overseas supply chains Major reform and ...

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    Given the year that 2020 has been for many of us, the ability to flex, test scenarios, manage uncertainty and plan future responses, means that risk management is now an essential part of any organisation's broader governance framework. The days of treating risk management as an annual 'set and forget' ...

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    A landmark report from Governance Institute of Australia to round out this most unusual of years -86% of respondents rate ethics as important or very important to a well-functioning society, do you? -A little over half of Australians (58%) have faced a personal ethical dilemma this year, have you? ...

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    Following on from my blog post on "Ethical Governance'' , today Governance Institute launched Ethics Index 2020, a national survey of 1,000 people's attitudes to ethical conduct across society. This year's Index has revealed some fascinating results, including a significant uplift in the Australia's ...

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    Thanks for this encouragement. We are just transitioning to a Board Portal and experiencing a lot of anxiety. My Board demographic is quite aged and I expect resistance to change but Ill remain optimistic! ------------------------------ suzyo ngandu [Board Secretary] zambia revenue authority lusaka ...

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    RE: Board Portals

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    Hi Laura, That's a leap in the right direction. I use Virtualboardroom (vbr.perivantechnology.co.uk). It's very simple to use, their support team is excellent and they are cost effective. They have recently been acquired by Diligent so perhaps you can explore the best of both worlds. Warm Regards ...

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