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Corporate Governance in the Wider Context of Risk and Responsible Business Practices (Two Day)

Support the long-term success of your business through effective corporate governance
  • This course is module 2 of Corporate Governance Training Week (Modular Course)


    The association of risk with irresponsible or wrongful business practices has quite recently taken root, and it has become established in the minds of many large, influential institutional investors and other stakeholders. The concept of Responsible Business Practices covers an exceptionally wide range of diverse issue areas, ranging from environmental concerns to labour issues to human rights, and from corporate philanthropy to corporate governance to ethical business practices such as product safety, anti-corruption, and fair taxation.

    More recently, some companies, institutional investors and other stakeholders have begun to consider the digital technologies that will change business practices in many regards, often termed the Fourth Industrial Revolution, such as the increasing use of digital technologies. The technologies will challenge human values such as fairness, privacy, autonomy, equality, dignity, and freedom.

    Module Two will deal with a great many of these issues, examining developments in both Industrialised Countries and in Emerging Markets. The business drivers for taking these issues seriously will also be examined.



    Part 1: The Broad Dimensions

    • What are the Broad Dimensions Implicating Risk and Responsible Business Practices?
      • What are we talking about? Corporate Governance CSR, ESG, Sustainable Development
      • Environmental issues
      • Labour issues
      • Human rights issues
      • Corporate philanthropy
      • Corporate Governance
      • Ethical business practices such as product safety and avoiding corrupt business payments

    • The Business Case
      • Investor interest
      • Changes in business thinking
      • Changes in consumer thinking
      • The business benefits
        • Investor relations and access to capital
        • Competitiveness and market positioning
        • Employee recruitment, retention and productivity
        • The minimisation of litigation risk
        • Enhancing the ‘license to operate’
      • Case Study: the Volkswagen emissions scandal

    Part 2: Environmental Concerns

    • Environmental Concerns
      • The sustainable use of natural resources
      • The issue of biodiversity
      • The growing interest in embracing Natural Capital

    • Environmental Concerns: Water Risk
      • Water crisis? What water crisis?
      • Water security in Africa, Asia and the Middle East
      • Water risks in the value chain
      • Risky sectors
      • A phased approach to managing water-related issues

    • Environmental Concerns: Climate Change
      • Update on the latest scientific evidence
      • Climate change in Africa, Asia and the Middle East
      • Assessing climate risks in business operations
      • Corporate strategies for adaptation: the experience to date
      • Case Study: the fossil fuel divestment campaign


    Part 3: Labour Issues

    • Labour Issues in the Workplace
      • Health and Safety
      • Non-discrimination in Employment
      • Wages and Hours
      • Child Labour
      • Forced Labour
      • Listening to Workers: Freedom of Association and Bargaining
      • Bullying and harassment
      • Case Studies: the clothing, textile and toy industries

    Part 4: Other Dimensions Implicating Responsible Business Behaviour

    • Product Safety
      • The regulation of product safety
      • Product recalls
      • Reputational damage
      • Case Studies: the contaminated milk scandal in China; Takata and exploding airbags; Samsung Galaxy Note 7; air safety: Boeing’s Problems with the 737 Max

    • Corrupt Business Practices
      • The background: the international dimensions of corruption
      • The OECD anti-corruption regime
      • The United Nations anti-corruption regime
      • Regional anti-corruption regimes
      • Case Studies: Patterns of corruption in Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Middle East; Getting Tough: anti-corruption strategies

    • Marketing and Advertising
      • The responsible business dimensions of marketing and advertising
      • Controls on inappropriate marketing and advertising: an overview of law and self-regulation worldwide
      • Case Study: Misleading advertising claims

    • Fair Taxation
      • How is business risk implicated in lawful tax minimisation strategies?
      • Are Developing Countries getting a raw deal?
      • The OECD/G20 Action Plan
      • Case Study: Tax avoidance strategies of multinationals in Developing Countries

    • The Digitalised Future
      • The digitalised technologies that will change business practices
      • The challenge to values such as fairness, privacy, equality, and autonomy
      • Case Study: Litigation challenging digital technologies

    Part 5: Implementing Risk Management

    • Strategies for Integrating Responsible Business Practices within Business Operations
    • The buy-in from the Board of Directors
    • Disclosure
    • Embedding Responsible Business Practices within the corporate DNA
      • Employees
      • Products and services
      • Operations
      • Supply chain
      • Transportation & logistics

    End of Module 2 / End of Corporate Governance Training Week

  • Our Tailored Learning Offering

    Do you have five or more people interested in attending this course? Do you want to tailor it to meet your company’s exact requirements? If you’d like to do either of these, we can bring this course to your company’s office. You could even save up to 50% on the cost of sending delegates to a public course and dramatically increase your ROI.

    If you want to run this course at a location convenient to you or if you want a completely customised learning solution, we can help.

    We produce learning solutions that are completely unique to your business. We’ll guide you through the whole process, from the initial consultancy to evaluating the success of the full learning experience. Our learning specialists ensure you get the maximum return on your training investment.

  • We have a combined experience of over 60 years providing learning solutions to the world’s major organisations and are privileged to have contributed to their success. We view our clients as partners and focus on understanding the needs of each organisation we work with to tailor learning solutions to specific requirements.

    We are proud of our record of customer satisfaction. Here is why you should choose us to help you achieve your goals and accelerate your career:

    • Quality – our clients consistently rate our performance ‘excellent’ or ‘outstanding’. Our average overall score awarded to us by our clients is nine out of ten.
    • Track record – 10/10 of the world’s largest banks have chosen us as there training provider and we have delivered training across the largest banks and have trained over 25,000 professionals.
    • Knowledge – our 100+ strong team of industry specialist trainers are world leading financial leaders and commentators, ensuring our knowledge base is second to none.
    • Reliability – if we promise it, we deliver it. We have delivered over 25,000 events both in person and online, using simultaneous translation to delegates from over 99 countries.
    • Recognition – we are accredited by the British Accreditation Council and the CPD Certification Service. In an independent review by Feefo we scored 4.2/5 on service and 4.7/5 on Coursecheck
This course can be run as an In-house or Tailored Learning programme


  • Dennis Driscoll


    Dennis Driscoll is an international lawyer. He is the former Dean of the Law School at the National University of Ireland (Galway).At Galway, he was the Chairman of an annual workshop, designed for in-house legal counsel, on the legal problems of multinational companies. He has also been a Visiting Professor at Harvard University and Peking University Law School. For the past decade, he has giventraining programmes on CSR/Corporate Governance to more than 500 companies in Europe and in Emerging Markets, especially in China. He is the author of the forthcoming study International and Comparative Corporate Governance.