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10 Transport Issues that can Make or Break your Organisation – Part 3

10 Transport Issues that can Make or Break your Organisation – Part 3

Posted Monday, December 11, 2017

Darran Messem


Transport is undergoing one of the most radical upheavals of any industrial sector, and the stresses and strains of this upheaval manifest themselves in a plethora of controversies. Such issues present huge opportunity for organisations navigating the changes well, but also present immense potential for misunderstanding, misreporting and therefore conflict. Madano has identified ten key issues impacting the transport sector. In this third and final article, Darran Messem, Director of Transport and Sustainable Development at Madano, looks at the last five ‘softer’ issues that are only just beginning to re-shape the global economy.

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Communications Done Well Can Help Protect Shareholder Value during a Crisis

Communications Done Well Can Help Protect Shareholder Value during a Crisis

Posted Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Heidi Christensen Brown


For publicly traded companies, share price can act as a barometer for corporate reputation. How a company communicates during a crisis can affect corporate reputation and stakeholders’ perception of management’s integrity and credibility, and ultimately, valuation. Heidi Christensen Brown, Director, Investor Relations at NATIONAL Equicom, explains that the most important thing to remember about crises is that they are never the same, and how as consultants, we’re constantly thinking about how to incorporate tried-and-true best practices to suit the unique needs of our clients.

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Looking at PC Leader Patrick Brown’s Formula for Success

Looking at PC Leader Patrick Brown’s Formula for Success

Posted Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Jake Sikora


Ontario Progressive Conservative leader Patrick Brown is betting the formula for success in next June’s election is moving his party to the centre and aligning with the moderate approach of legendary PC Premier Bill Davis and the Big Blue Machine. As an intern in the legislature with the Ontario Legislature Internship Program (OLIP) and a volunteer on Progressive Conservative campaigns, NATIONAL Consultant Jake Sikora is a true political junkie. He shares his views on Mr. Brown’s election platform.

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Trending Topic: #notgoodenough2017

Trending Topic: #notgoodenough2017

Posted Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Jane Taber, Kim West


This morning, NATIONAL helped to release the Canadian Board Diversity Council 2017 Annual Report Card at a breakfast event at our Toronto office. The statistics detailing the progress – or lack – of women on boards by various sectors were prominently displayed throughout the office, including decals on the floor. The provocative hashtag our team came up with – #notgoodenough2017 – was even trending on Twitter! Our colleagues Kim West and Jane Taber report on an issue that is front and centre at NATIONAL.

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The 30% Club – Creating Diversity in Organizations

The 30% Club – Creating Diversity in Organizations

Posted Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Sarah Young


At a recent breakfast event hosted by NATIONAL’s Halifax office, the Firm announced that it had joined the 30% Club and will continue to prioritize a mandate of building diversity at the board level and across our organization as a whole. The event featured a riveting conversation between Brenda Trenowden, Head of FIG Europe, ANZ Bank and Global Chair of the 30% Club, and our colleague Sarah Young, Managing Partner of NATIONAL’s Atlantic offices and Lead of the Firm’s Talent Working Group. Here is an abbreviated version of the discussion between Sarah and Brenda.

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How AXON & Madano ‘Stood Up’ for Employee Engagement

How AXON & Madano ‘Stood Up’ for Employee Engagement

Posted Monday, December 4, 2017

Emma Lemon


What do you do when you’ve got more team members than desks? No, it’s not the punch line to a bad joke – it’s the challenge faced by our senior leadership team in London. Creating a comfortable working environment is a prerequisite to having a happy and productive team. Choosing the type of desk you work at may seem trivial, but people are very particular about their space! Emma Lemon, Director at AXON UK, tells us why asking for input is essential to fostering a feeling of inclusivity and loyalty. Because what you invest in time and money will pay dividends in what you will get back in return.

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