The business world is ever-changing, with focus shifting constantly as industries develop and evolve. Increasing requirement for good governance, however, has been a constant focus over a number of decades now. Companies that embrace good governance as part of their core value-system are invariably in a much better position as they scale, or as they expand /evolve their operating footprint to embrace new sectors or geographies.
At its most effective, good governance, is felt throughout the organisation – with shareholders, employees and customers all more likely to engage in a positive and engaging way as the organisation develops. At its worst, bad governance directly contributes to dangerous working conditions or environmental disaster – and very likely, costly lawsuits, and competitive disadvantage.
This short module is designed to complement our other business programmes by exploring key aspects of governance and what it all means for businesses. Comprehensive discussions and examples are used to illustrate the wide and varied topics covered, the critical focus areas within each topic, and how progressive governance can be used to positively impact, not only the business, but wider society.
Topics Covered include:
Health and Safety
Ethical Financial Reporting
Charity / Social Engagement
Environment and Sustainability
Aligning with the UN Sustainable Development Goals
Consequential Thinking – The Four-Way Test
Sustainability – Example Approached
On-Demand Online Training
Our self-paced on-demand distance learning programmes are accessible on any computer, tablet or smartphone and allow you to study at a time and location that is convenient to you.
Each course includes:
Illustrated Course Books- featuring leading edge knowledge from subject matter experts.
Videos- Detailed videos expand the points covered in the course books, discussing topics in greater depth.
Tutor Support– Dedicated course tutors are available to answer any questions you might have throughout your studies.
Formative Assessment- Modules include regular quizzes to support learning by testing your knowledge of the subject matter.
Certification– Successfully complete the end of module tests to earn Digital Badges to demonstrate the depth of your knowledge of the topic.