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16 January 2018 | 2:30 min read


2017 brought a raft of crises that destroyed personal and corporate reputations. These crises and shattered reputations had a direct and negative impact on share prices, company profitability and business operations.

18 December 2017 | 2:30 min read


We bring you the eighth edition of recommended reading from the SenateSHJ team, just in time for Christmas – because we believe one should always have something interesting to read over the summer break. 

The Museum of Modern Love, Heather Rose

13 December 2017 | 1:00 min read


The festive season is supposed to be a time of great joy and excitement, but it’s also a time of stress for many.

People are tired as they hurry to finish last-minute jobs, attend work functions and customer events, and, of course, do the obligatory Christmas shopping.

29 November 2017 | 1:00 min read


Organisations that don’t test their crisis communications plans are wasting money, writes SenateSHJ Partner Raphael Hilbron

America’s Cup sailors Peter Burling, Jimmy Spithill and Ben Ainslie know a thing or two about winning races.

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20 November 2017 | 2:00 min read


The concept of integrity is pretty simple; being honest, sincere and having strong moral principles. It’s a quality we all value.

And when it comes to our institutions, whether they be in the political, corporate or local sphere, it’s a quality we expect and even demand. It’s the critical ingredient in building trust.

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13 November 2017 | 2:00 min read


Why aren’t senior executives confident in their organisation’s ability to manage a crisis?

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1 November 2017 | 1:00 min read


Reputation is becoming harder to manage as businesses become more complex and diverse.

SenateSHJ’s Reputation Reality 2017 found customer dissatisfaction and employee conduct as leading risks for New Zealand organisations. In Australia, companies identified ethics and social governance as major triggers for reputation risk.

27 October 2017 | 3:30 min read | Craig Badings, SenateSHJ, and Alistair Jaque, Swaab Attorneys

20 October 2017


Serva me, servabo te *

… but if you try sometimes you might find, you get what you need

New Zealand First leader Winston Peters quoted Mick Jagger and Keith Richards’ famous lyrics in describing the coalition deal with Labour.

11 October 2017 | 2:30 min read | Thomas Skinner and Nina Schwarz