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As they poured over the hefty dossier on the shortlisted cos prepared by Hay Group, it was clear that the jury was in take-no-prisoners mode.
How Hay Group judged India's best boards  (31 October 08:48 am) 
\"We looked at data from over 200 leading organisations around their Board Governance processes and systems\", says Hay Group\'s Devabrat Mishra.
If HDFC has been named one of India’s best Boards by the Hay Group-ET Corporate Dossier survey two years in a row, it is partly because it has some very eminent people as directors.
All agenda papers, action items and circular resolutions are now managed digitally and the app allows board members to make approvals and take surveys.
The company owns hundreds of subsidiaries, which contribute to half its profits, and the M&M Board plays an active role in all of them.
Several studies have shown that organizations with an adaptive culture and aligned business strategy routinely outperform their competitors.
“The Tatas believe in doing business ethically and the chairman walks the talk,” says Aman Mehta, an independent director on TCS board.
Board members have been carefully selected with each one bringing in a specific area of expertise, from FMCG and retail to venture and human capital specialists.
The trouble is that most companies use a number-driven approach to innovation. Cos invest heavily in developing analytical skills and big data.
The trouble is that most companies use a number-driven approach to innovation. Cos invest heavily in developing analytical skills and big data.
Glitches apart, Frits has his reasons to embark on such unique endeavours as does John Peyton, Senior Vice President of Global Initiatives at Starwood.
Glitches apart, Frits has his reasons to embark on such unique endeavours as does John Peyton, Senior Vice President of Global Initiatives at Starwood.
Cecilia Edebo MD, SCA Hygiene Products India
Cecilia Edebo MD, SCA Hygiene Products India
We want to be acknowledged as the person who changed the face of industry, who rose from rags to riches on merit and hardwork, made possible what everyone thought was impossible.
We want to be acknowledged as the person who changed the face of industry, who rose from rags to riches on merit and hardwork, made possible what everyone thought was impossible.
Ambit Capital\'s Saurabh Mukherjea discusses five experiences which have helped shaped the company\'s Institutional Equities franchise.
Ambit Capital\'s Saurabh Mukherjea discusses five experiences which have helped shaped the company\'s Institutional Equities franchise.
There are a few reasons why one might choose impact investing. Unlike grantmaking, impact investing expects a financial return, and thus is a market based approach.
There are a few reasons why one might choose impact investing. Unlike grantmaking, impact investing expects a financial return, and thus is a market based approach.
Ashish Dhawan Managing Director, India & SAARC, Juniper Networks
Ashish Dhawan Managing Director, India & SAARC, Juniper Networks
Ashish Dhawan Managing Director, India & SAARC, Juniper Networks
Godrej Argentina is a merger of two businesses bought by Godrej over the last three years and is the market leader in hair colours in Argentina and Peru.
Godrej Argentina is a merger of two businesses bought by Godrej over the last three years and is the market leader in hair colours in Argentina and Peru.