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Crisis management and business continuity

Guidance and tools to help boards and organisations respond to COVID-19

By Institute of Directors
20 Mar 2020
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Institute of Directors

The Board's roles in a crisis guide includes findings from interviews with chairs, board members and chief executives who have experienced major crises over the last 10 years. Prepared by Resilient Organisations in partnership with the Institute of Directors and QuakeCoRE.

COVID-19 has seen boards adapt and operate in new ways as they carry out their responsibilities and provide leadership. In this article on board leadership in 2020 we highlight considerations and questions for boards throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19 vaccination and the workplace considers the responsibilities on directors around worker vaccinations

Marsh resource centre

Marsh has extensive resources and the latest thinking from around the world to assist organisations in responding to COVID-19 including:

Also see the Marsh article Second wave - Navigating the cycle of a pandemic for directors and boards published in the April/May 2020 issue of Boardroom

KPMG guidance for boards and directors

KPMG has a range of guidance to help boards and organisations during this time including:

Cybersecurity and privacy

See the Privacy Commissioner’s advice on Privacy and COVID-19

See IoD’s article There’s a disconnect between cyber-security reporting and behaviour – and that is a concern for boards for what this disconnect could mean for board oversight of cyber-security policies and processes.

See Aura's guide Best practice cyber security for remote working for useful security tips during the lock-down.

Remote working means greater use of digital channels and technologies and also exposes us to new risks. See Brainbox Institute's article Working remotely: Synthetic media risks during COVID-19 for insights and tools to stay safe.

CERT NZ has resources to help businesses stay safe online at all alert levels

UK's National Cyber Security Centre has published an article with practical advice on dealing with COVID-19 related malicious cyber activity

Other resources

Resilient Organisations has developed a business continuity planning guide for COVID-19

NZTE also has useful tools and resources to help New Zealand exporters prepare for and mitigate business effects from COVID-19.

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