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Trump's hollow showmanship underpins diversity struggle

26 May 2016

Published: NBR

I never thought Donald Trump would help me rally for anything but he’s achieved it for diversity. There’s something truly distasteful watching Trump accusing Hilary Clinton of playing the woman card in the race for nomination for the White House simply because Clinton is a woman. She has never stated her gender is a qualification for high office. We would never accuse a male politician of playing the man card. Yet Mr Trump happily accepted an endorsement from a convicted rapist last week. 

Quick guide to Fonterra's proposed governance changes

16 April 2016

A global review of co-operatives found that the co-operative governance model does work at scale and that governance in co-operatives is at least on par with traditional corporates. Fonterra was viewed as having one of the best co-operative governance models in the world. Governance however is dynamic. Structures and arrangements need to be constantly monitored and refined. And this is what Fonterra is currently doing.

IoD launches farming due diligence guide for directors

07 April 2016

Media release

The Institute of Directors is supporting independent directors to add value to the country’s farming boards with a new governance resource.

Farming Directorships: A due diligence guide for directors, developed with DairyNZ, was launched by the IoD Waikato Branch at a function in Hamilton today, attended by the Prime Minister Rt Hon. John Key.

IoD releases updated health and safety guidance to support directors to raise the bar

14 March 2016

Media release

The Institute of Directors, has released updated guidance with Work Safe New Zealand to support directors ahead of legislation changes next month.

Every week one to two New Zealanders are killed at work, 600 to 900 die prematurely from occupational diseases, while the financial cost of work-related injuries and death is estimated to be more than $3.5 billion a year.

Kordia announces Future Directors appointment

01 March 2016

Media release

Australasian broadcast and telecommunications services company Kordia has appointed Simon Tong to sit on its board under the Future Directors scheme, an initiative aimed at deepening the talent pool of directors.

Greater transparency needed to meet demands from consumers and shareholders

25 February 2016

Media release
The Institute of Directors (IoD) is calling for more holistic reporting that includes diversity, health and safety performance, board composition and independence in its submission to the NZX on Corporate Governance Reporting requirements.

IoD Chief Executive Simon Arcus says it is about demonstrating to consumers, stakeholders and shareholders how an organisation is managing its opportunities and risks while creating long-term value.

Risk remains a key focus for directors

05 February 2016

Media release
Institute of Directors with Marsh

Most directors (56.1%) believe risk is increasing in today’s business environment, with 74.5% of directors saying their boards are spending more time discussing risk management than they were two years ago.

New Years Honours 2016

13 January 2016

The Institute of Directors congratulates the following members who have received honours in recognition of the contribution made in their respective fields.