Recientemente participé como panelista en un evento, en el que se discutió el papel del Consejo de Administración en el fomento de la cultura ética en la empresa. Este artículo constituye la segunda parte de mis reflexiones y puntos de vista respecto del tema. Recordando, en mi entrega anterior (ver, http://bit.ly/2XnHc1U) mencionaba que, a pesar … Continue reading El Papel del Consejo de Administración en el Fomento de la Cultura Ética (2nda entrega)
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Corporate governance practices to improve the performance of the Board of Directors, with particular emphasis in the role of independent board members
El papel del Consejo de Administración en el Fomento de la Cultura Ética (1era entrega)
Recientemente participé como panelista en un evento, en el que se discutió el papel del Consejo de Administración en el fomento de la cultura ética en la empresa. Este artículo consiste en la primera entrega de mis reflexiones y punto de vista respecto del tema. En la actualidad, se reconoce que la integridad en la … Continue reading El papel del Consejo de Administración en el Fomento de la Cultura Ética (1era entrega)
The power of dissenting for the future
A year ago, my husband and I had the opportunity to take my kids to Columbia University and give them a personal tour around the Jerome L. Greene Hall, Columbia Law School's building. I remember stopping at a frame of Ruth Bader Ginsburg and sharing with them who she was and some of her life achievements. They could tell how proud we … Continue reading The power of dissenting for the future
Has the Friedman Theory eroded in time?
Yesterday, was he 50th anniversary of the publication of Milton Friedman’s essay titled “The Social Responsibility of Business is to Increase Its Profits" that came to be known as the “Friedman Doctrine” or the “Stockholders Capitalism Doctrine” and which was widely adopted for many years by the corporate world. In recent years, we have seen … Continue reading Has the Friedman Theory eroded in time?
Let It Not Be Another Theranos!
Yesterday I had an engaging discussion with my students about the numerous corporate governance failures present in the Theranos saga. The learnings in Theranos are countless. A young CEO with a powerful storytelling strategy that deceived everyone: from prestigious independent board members, sophisticated investors and well-known strategic partners, to employees, the media and even patients. To … Continue reading Let It Not Be Another Theranos!
Airbnb’s CEO communication skills are a valuable asset in times of crisis
We may or may not agree with some of Airbnb's policies in the past, but what is difficult to deny is that its CEO has a master's degree in clear, empathetic and transparent communication. This was more than demonstrated in his statement of May this year, in which he informed about the massive layoffs of … Continue reading Airbnb’s CEO communication skills are a valuable asset in times of crisis
Comité de ética: más útil y necesario que nunca
Cuando hablamos de la perspectiva regulatoria del Comité de Ética, es posible considerarla desde dos enfoques distintos. El primero de ellos consiste en detallar si se necesita integrar un Comité de Ética, de conformidad con un requerimiento regulatorio. El segundo planteamiento, en cambio, busca analizar si dentro de las funciones del Comité de Ética se … Continue reading Comité de ética: más útil y necesario que nunca
Be careful if it’s too good to be true!
This week I received a phishing email that caught me off guard. Fortunately, I was suspicious and took some preventive actions, although it was certainly more sophisticated than I was used to. For example, it came from a legitimate-looking Gmail account in the name of a person who identified himself as an non-executive director of … Continue reading Be careful if it’s too good to be true!
IBM reflects on facial recognition’s use in law enforcement
In the wake of the George Floyd murder in Minneapolis, many companies have issued statements of support for the black community. A few days ago, I commented on the importance of taking a stand, both on a personal and corporate ground, against social inequality and injustice of any type, citing as an example the statement … Continue reading IBM reflects on facial recognition’s use in law enforcement
The Power of Cheetah Pauses
When companies face times of crisis, their corporate leaders often make accelerated decisions, based on the available information, without involving other stakeholders or measuring the long-term consequences. This approach has proven - on occasions - not to be the most effective one for the sustainability of the company and has impacted the relationship with the … Continue reading The Power of Cheetah Pauses