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March 2015

Scholars and practitioners from economics, management and law came together for the 5th Asia-Pacific Innovation Conference (APIC), at the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS) from November 27-29,

October 2014

The fragmentation of global production has dramatically increased the length and complexity of supply chains. A serious problem with such long and complex supply chains is that this can lead to a lack of oversight and worker exploitation such as the use of child and forced labour
The importance of public engagement by business leaders, and the tensions involved in managing competing stakeholder interests, were among the themes that emerged in the second in a series of Directors’ Conversations being convened by UTS Business School doctoral candidate Rosemary Sainty.

May 2013

The Women at the Summit lecture was introduced by Professor Thomas Clarke & Alice Klettner, lead researchers for the WGEA 2012 Australian Census of Women in Leadership. A panel of leading Australian businesswomen was questioned by journalist Deborah Cameron.

February 2013

On Tuesday 27 November 2012 the Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Agency (EOWA), now renamed the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA), in collaboration with ANZ and UTS Centre for Corporate Governance, launched the 2012 Australia Census of Women in Leadership at Doltone House in Sydney.

December 2011

The UTS Centre for Corporate Governance, in collaboration with Catalyst Australia, is pleased to launch its report "The Governance of Sustainability" which examines how a sample of twelve, large Australian companies manage their corporate responsbilities.

April 2011

Conflict of interests occur often in corporate life, where multiple interests intersect and where objectivity and professional detachment have been replaced by self-interest and concealment.
ASX will find other opportunities.
"Investors, customers and employees want to be associated with companies scoring well on this index." said Professor Clarke.

February 2011

Deutsche Bank's Josef Ackermann on female representation on its management board and a nightmare month for the bank.

December 2010

The financial service industry practice of paying young traders huge salaries could be psychologically damaging.

October 2010

The State of Play on Board Evaluation in Corporate Australian and Abroad; a research project funded by the Australian Council for Super Investors.
On Leighton Holdings' CEO Wal King AO, German Hochtief AG and Spanish ACS.

August 2010

We need a global institution to defend the planet because the planet cannot defend itself. We are the stewards and guardians of this precious and fragile earth on which we dwell. Let the institution-building begin: a global environmental body to look after the health of the earth.

July 2010

We need very different business models to avoid environmental calamity.
This article reports an interview with Professors Tim Flannery and Dexter Dunphy conducted during the Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM) Conference in December 2009.

June 2010

The continuing travails of British Petroleum (BP) and the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico highlight the onus upon owners of the beleaguered company to relay their concerns as part of their wider social responsibility or societal obligation.
On the Financial Times Global 500, the proposed mining super profits tax, the resignation of David Jones' CEO, Sundance Resources and the Congo plane crash.
On ABC Learning, insolvency procedures and its creditors

May 2010

On the SEC investigation of Australian mining giant, BHP Billiton.
Findings from the three-year boards project that looked at the changing role of Australian company boards have been published in a leading peer-reviewed Australian legal academic journal, the Australian Journal of Corporate Law.

April 2010

On American investment bank, Goldman Sachs, and its problems.