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Board governance of startups and ESG

By Aline Eibl and Liselotte Engstam We explored with an international group of board members critical issues around “Board governance of startups and ESG (Environment, Social and Governance) “. Key findings for Startups  ESG is increasingly important also for Startups to attract both customers and investors The Environment and Governance are

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4 Leadership Qualities required for The Digital Era

As the digital age progresses to new heights, it is important that leaders and board members of today take on qualities that are becoming increasingly important. This article will list four qualities leadership in the digital age requires, such as creating higher ambition and purpose, learning new digital skills, experimenting for new innovation and creating

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Reflections on Board Recruitment in an International Context

As an international board network, Digoshen Exploring Leaders Board Network Members represent a broader set of countries with both interest and experience of multinational board positions. At a recent webinar we welcomed Mary Francia, Partner at HIEC (HI Executive Consulting), who shared insights on Trends in Board Compositions and Insights on Board Recruitment

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The trusted Santa – a background check

”Deep in the grip of the midwinter cold The stars glitter and sparkle. All are asleep on this lonely farm, Deep in the winter night. The pale white moon is a wanderer, snow gleams white on pine and fir, snow gleams white on the roofs. Only Tomten is awake.” (3) As humans we need stories, to make sense of

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#ThisLittleGirlIsMe

#ThisLittleGirlIsMe This little girl grew up in the south of Sweden in Smaland (Ikea-land..), with dentist father and nurse mother, and an always envie of two year older sister. When the sister started school her life got so empty, she begged her mother to let her start school a year

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Accelerating boards climate and sustainability transition

A major effort during the spring of 2021 was done when we established a new board forum – Boards Impact Forum – the Nordic Chapter of Climate Governance Initiative in collaboration with World Economic Forum.  The purpose of the forum is to engage board directors in Nordics and internationally, to

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Five trends guiding your direction for 2021

Direction for 2021 requires innovation in sustainability and learning to live with uncertainty The year gone by has provided us with unprecedented change, with the pandemic changing our lives, societies  and businesses all around the world. And there will surely continue to be bumps in the road also this year. “If uncertainty is unacceptable to

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Just in Time – Never enough, from different perspectives

”What then, is time? If no one asks me, I know. If I wish to explain it to someone who asks, I know it not.”St. Augustine, Confessions, Book II, Sec. 14. So many interesting reflections on time to consider. Now we are in Daylight Saving Time, DST, time of the year,

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Renewal for sustainable business, how and for whom?

Recent research shows that 86% of people want a more equitable and sustainable world after the pandemic. Companies find themself in need to jump forward two to five years in their digitalization journey following the Covid-19 pandemic and balance the sustainability challenges faced due to climate change. On the 30th

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A new book gives concrete AI insight support to boards

A new book gives concrete AI insight support to boards TEXT: INGRID KINDAHL | ILLUSTRATION: RONJA MELIN Article Originally appeared in The Swedish Academy of Board Directors Members Magazine “Professional Board Work” Nr 3 2020 (Professionellt Styrelsearbete) AI will make humanity more intelligent. But it will require a significant effort and competence

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