Publications

Greenfields is a Sydney based, specialist Executive Recruitment & Search firm focusing exclusively on Legal, Company Secretary and Corporate Governance.

Empowering Decision-Making in Legal and Corporate Governance

Empowering Decision-Making in Legal and Corporate Governance

Explore the pivotal role of effective governance and decision-making in driving organisational success. Below we provide key insights from a range of sources into how these elements can enhance strategic decisions and operational efficiency, offering practical...

The directors’ dilemma: skin in the game or independence

The directors’ dilemma: skin in the game or independence

The dilemma of Directors balancing the need to have stake in the company's success, yet also the independence to make unbiased decisions. Read this concise summary of this AFR article which discusses the directors' dilemma and the trends of directors moving forward....

The Evolving Role of Chief Sustainability Officers

The Evolving Role of Chief Sustainability Officers

Learn how the evolving role of Chief Sustainability Officers (CSOs) is shifting shift from a PR-centric role to a more strategic role significant to a company's long term value creation. This post references material from this article from the Harvard Business Review....

In-House Lawyers better placed to adapt to AI

In-House Lawyers better placed to adapt to AI

In-House Lawyers are better positioned for the adoption of artificial intelligence (AI) than private practice firms, according to legal influencer Alex Su. Learn why below from this article shared from Lawyers Weekly. THIS ARTICLE'S KEY TAKEAWAYS: Corporate or...

10 steps to increase Board Diversity

10 steps to increase Board Diversity

Board diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) have become a top priority for boards due to the new guidelines from organisations and stakeholder pressures. There are 5 common barriers to board diversity and 10 ways to overcome these barriers. The following information...

In-House Counsel’s role in boosting cyber security in Australia

In-House Counsel’s role in boosting cyber security in Australia

In-House Counsel's role in boosting cyber security in Australia is vital. Defining In-House Counsel's role in cyber security for each organisation is vital. This ensures legal input can help shape the organisations policies and processes moving forward. In-House...

Developing a global approach to sustainability reporting

Developing a global approach to sustainability reporting

Developing a global approach to sustainability reporting may require an adjustment to the local legal context when implementing global climate change reporting standards in Australia. Ensuring careful consideration with how climate disclosures interact with the...

How Boards can guide company strategy on social issues

How Boards can guide company strategy on social issues

Shifting stakeholder expectations around companies having a stance on social issues is increasing. Leading more Board responsibility to make decisions regarding when to act and when not to act. Ultimately to protect the company from reputational and financial...

Boards net zero transition – aspirations vs reality

Boards net zero transition – aspirations vs reality

Boards anticipate increased long-term growth when transitioning to net zero. However, there is a concern that leaders aspirations are stronger than the reality of the situation. Continue reading to see the challenges leaders may face when transitioning to net zero and...

Is your Board prepared for new Cybersecurity Regulations?

Is your Board prepared for new Cybersecurity Regulations?

The SEC is going to begin implementing changes to cybersecurity regulations which will require boards of public companies to disclose further information about their cybersecurity policies, procedures and action plans. This article is an indicator what the next 1-2...

Five ways that ESG creates value

Five ways that ESG creates value

Organisations globally have been allocating an increased amount of resources towards improving Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG)*, making the case for a strong ESG proposition evermore compelling. However, McKinsey & Company believe that the...

What Makes an Effective Executive

What Makes an Effective Executive

Learn about the eight practices that HBR believe are 'What Makes an Effective Executive'. An effective executive does not need to be a leader in the typical sense of the word, and the demand for effective executives is much too great to be satisfied by those few...