Whistleblowing is one of the most effective ways of exposing corruption, human rights abuses and other wrongdoing. Despite this, whistleblowers are often victimised for speaking up and their treatment is used as an example to others to remain silent. According to the 2017 Eurobarometer, 62% of Irish people believe there is corruption in our public institutions and 65% believe corruption is part of our business culture.
Over the past 40 years, aircraft leasing in Ireland has grown from niche market to multi-billion euro industry. Ireland is home to 14 of the world’s top 15 leasing companies and accounts for over 40% of the world’s fleet of leased aircraft, and together Irish-based lessors manage more than €100 billion in aircraft assets.
The recent results of the Edelman Trust Barometer found that 63% of respondents in Ireland say CEOs should lead change rather than wait for Government. They want business to be proactive in addressing issues around health or the environment rather than waiting for legislation and regulation to be imposed. The clear message is that business has an opportunity to lead in the restoration of trust.
In February 2018, we asked IoD members to take a GDPR preparedness survey, which aimed to collect information on the preparations, experiences and challenges faced by business leaders in Ireland in respect of compliance with the GDPR ahead of the 25th May compliance deadline.
Patricia Doherty, a leadership and organisation development consultant, and a co-founder a female leadership initiative, WoW, presents six reasons why directors should take gender diversity seriously.