Accountability

AGB Releases New Publication Highlighting Attributes and Actions of Exemplary Higher Education Board Members

Thursday, April 8, 2021 - 3:00pm

The publication outlines nine actions and attributes that individual board members should develop to better serve their institutions, systems, or foundations.

Key Points: 
  • The publication outlines nine actions and attributes that individual board members should develop to better serve their institutions, systems, or foundations.
  • More effective board members will ultimately result in better student outcomes and long-term prosperity for the enterprise.
  • This new publication will help board members be more effective, and I know that it will clarify responsibilities and help members add greater value to their organizations."
  • AGB is the trusted resource for board members, chief executives, and key administrators on higher education governance and leadership.

Global AI Governance Markets, 2021-2026: Focus on BFSI, Healthcare & Life Sciences, Government & Defense, and Automotive - ResearchAndMarkets.com

Thursday, April 8, 2021 - 1:57pm

AI governance solutions provide an effective way for helping enterprises add AI governance capabilities into the existing architecture.

Key Points: 
  • AI governance solutions provide an effective way for helping enterprises add AI governance capabilities into the existing architecture.
  • North America is expected to hold the largest market size in the global AI governance market.
  • European Commission is taking various AI initiatives such as the Digital Services Act to create oversight for how internet platforms use AI.
  • This is the major driving factor for the adoption of AI governance solutions in Europe.

HKIoD Recommends a Director Identification Number System

Wednesday, April 7, 2021 - 10:40am

A main purpose of public inspection of the Companies Register is to ascertain the identity of a director of a certain company.

Key Points: 
  • A main purpose of public inspection of the Companies Register is to ascertain the identity of a director of a certain company.
  • HKIoD is all for accountability of company directors, but the accountability need not come from open access to a director's residential address or to the director's personal identification number in full.
  • We can look to Australia, and consider introducing official, unique Director Identification Numbers to be used by the same director across different entities for the duration of the director's life.
  • HKIoD is a member institute of the Global Network of Director Institutes, a worldwide alliance of leading director institutes.

Education Organizations Release Policy Considerations to Inform Equitable Change for Assessment and Accountability Systems

Tuesday, April 6, 2021 - 10:00am

This requires a rethinking of traditional measures and evaluating how current policies and practices are working," said Chris Minnich, CEO of NWEA.

Key Points: 
  • This requires a rethinking of traditional measures and evaluating how current policies and practices are working," said Chris Minnich, CEO of NWEA.
  • "With a data-informed lens, NWEA is dedicated to supporting state and district leaders in changing systems that have not given us the complete picture of student learning.
  • The time is now to reconsider the system and include a more comprehensive view of student success."
  • Opportunities to reform accountability systems to better identify and reflect the responsibilities of schools, districts, and states.

Georgia Voters Support Election Reforms that Restore Trust in Election Process and Protect Voters

Thursday, April 1, 2021 - 7:00pm

ARLINGTON, Va., April 1, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --On March 25, 2021, Georgia Governor Brian Kemp signed an election bill that aims to restore trust and integrity in the state's election process.

Key Points: 
  • ARLINGTON, Va., April 1, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --On March 25, 2021, Georgia Governor Brian Kemp signed an election bill that aims to restore trust and integrity in the state's election process.
  • The Foundation for Government Accountability supports the reforms implemented in this bill and highlights the need for such reforms to close loopholes that threaten the democratic process.
  • Georgia voters want to ensure that only eligible residents participate in Georgia elections using absentee ballots, but it's been challenging to find a voter verification solution due to several barriers for low-income voters.
  • The Foundation for Government Accountability supports the work legislators are putting in to encourage more voters to participate in the Georgia election process.

ASGN Releases 2020 Environmental Social Governance Report

Tuesday, March 30, 2021 - 9:15pm

ASGN Incorporated (NYSE: ASGN), one of the foremost providers of IT and professional services in the technology, digital, creative, engineering and life sciences fields across commercial and government sectors, today announced the release of its second annual Environmental Social Governance (ESG) Report.

Key Points: 
  • ASGN Incorporated (NYSE: ASGN), one of the foremost providers of IT and professional services in the technology, digital, creative, engineering and life sciences fields across commercial and government sectors, today announced the release of its second annual Environmental Social Governance (ESG) Report.
  • We are very pleased to release our 2020 ESG Report, said Ted Hanson, ASGNs President and Chief Executive Officer.
  • Following an unprecedented year for our company, our employees and the world, ASGNs commitment to environmental, social and governance causes has never been more important to ensuring the financial health and stability of our business.
  • We look forward to sharing our progress against these goals and all others described in our 2020 report with all of our stakeholders.

Philips receives high score for its ESG practices from S&P Global Ratings

Tuesday, March 30, 2021 - 1:00pm

Evaluated across the Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) dimensions of S&P Global Ratings assessment, Philips received a score of 90 out of 100, the highest that S&P Global Ratings has awarded to date.

Key Points: 
  • Evaluated across the Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) dimensions of S&P Global Ratings assessment, Philips received a score of 90 out of 100, the highest that S&P Global Ratings has awarded to date.
  • I am proud that this commitment has again been recognized externally, receiving the highest score to date in the S&P Global Ratings ESG Evaluation.
  • Our ESG Evaluation score of 90 reflects our view that sustainability is at the core of Philips corporate strategy, states S&P Global Ratings in its evaluation report.
  • For Governance, S&P Global Ratings notes that Philips governance structure follows the Dutch Corporate Governance Code..., which the report views as aligned with international best practices.

Five Skills Workers Need as the Economy Reopens

Tuesday, March 30, 2021 - 12:36pm

A list of the top-five skills workers will need as the global economy recovers has been unveiled by Questionmark , the online assessment provider.

Key Points: 
  • A list of the top-five skills workers will need as the global economy recovers has been unveiled by Questionmark , the online assessment provider.
  • As such, employers are prioritizing the development of skills that enable workers to respond quickly to a range of different challenges and obstacles.
  • Critical thinking critical thinking and problem-solving are quantifiable skills that can be measured by tests and assessments.
  • Measuring the skills of workers with online assessments can give employers the information they need to identify these essential skills in the workforce.

Diligent Honors Exceptional Leaders in Public Governance with Inaugural Modern Governance 100 for Community Boards Program

Monday, March 29, 2021 - 2:00pm

Diligent Corporation , the leader in modern governance, today announced the honorees of the inaugural Modern Governance 100 for Community Boards program.

Key Points: 
  • Diligent Corporation , the leader in modern governance, today announced the honorees of the inaugural Modern Governance 100 for Community Boards program.
  • Modern Governance 100 for Community Boards is an extension of Diligents Modern Governance 100 program that launched in 2019 to recognize top governance professionals in the corporate sector who demonstrate dedication and resiliency while driving change across their organization.
  • The publicly elected board and council members recognized by the Modern Governance 100 for Community Boards program demonstrated exceptional work throughout the year, all without losing sight of the importance of empathy and community.
  • To view the full list of the 2020 Modern Governance 100 Community Boards honorees, visit: https://info.diligent.com/community-leaders-featured/ .

Article - Sassoli: “To earn trust, unity and transparency are needed”

Friday, March 26, 2021 - 12:02am

As politicians, our role is to do whatever it takes to maintain that trust.

Key Points: 
  • As politicians, our role is to do whatever it takes to maintain that trust.
  • Europe, like the rest of the world, is in the throes of a pandemic with grave social and economic implications.
  • But trust is earned by means of unity and transparency, by adopting a clear and consistent stance."
  • Attempts are being made to steer our recovery plan in certain directions, in a clear bid to undermine our independence.