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The roles and responsibilities of board directors and corporate leadership teams in the UK, Europe & around the world have become more complex as they encounter a rapidly evolving social, economic, environmental & regulatory landscape. Board Agenda provides news, informed opinion, insight and intelligence about emerging governance, strategy, risk and ethical business issues that are shaping corporate strategy. Subscribers receive free access to a premier business magazine, extensive online resources & invitations to networking events. Read more…

Governance

Ethical Leadership, chairman

Ethics and culture

Lead by example: the many benefits of ethical leadership

Ethical leadership can help avoid corporate crises if it is embraced by boards that are increasingly less tolerant of reputational risk.[...]
Cape Town, South Africa, King IV, corporate governance

Governance South Africa

South Africa needs a stepped-up approach to governance

With South Africa's economy facing more tough times ahead, an increased focus on stewardship is vital. King IV should be used as a platform for good governance practices,[...]
good governance, corporate governance

Good Governance Report

Governance concerns the whole organisation, not just the board

The 2017 Good Governance Report paints a positive picture of the quality of boardroom decisions in our largest organisations, but the focus must now turn to ensuring that[...]

Strategy

board merger, mergers & acquisitions, strategy

Board Essentials: M&A

Board Essentials: Five steps to ensuring an effective board merger

These best-practice insights on how to smooth the path to a successful board merger should help avoid problems and pitfalls of poor integration.[...]
low-carbon economy, carbon footprint, sustainability

Climate change

Every board has a role in the transition to a low-carbon economy

Climate change has placed a premium on moving to sustainable business models and a low-carbon economy. The task will need “positivity of purpose“ and “informed asse[...]
corporate culture, business culture

European culture survey

European survey: boards struggle with culture

New research from Board Agenda, conducted in association with Mazars and INSEAD, reveals that while some boards recognise the value of corporate culture, a significant nu[...]

Risk

risk management

Board Essentials: Risk management

Board Essentials: Ten simple ways boards can manage their risks better

Follow these ten tips on risk management and you'll be well on your way to preventing corporate disaster.[...]
balancing act, risk management, crisis, crisis management, risk

Risk and reputation

Risk management: prevention is better than cure

The real skill in risk management is not preventing past crises from recurring, but learning from them and identifying root causes to prevent them happening at all, expla[...]
Donald Trump, Kim Jong-un, US, North Korea

Global risk

Risk hotspots: a global roundup

Board Agenda reports on risk-related convulsions across the globe, from Spain’s constitutional crisis to Washington’s ongoing conflict with North Korea.[...]

Ethics

Ethical Leadership, chairman

Ethics and culture

Lead by example: the many benefits of ethical leadership

Ethical leadership can help avoid corporate crises if it is embraced by boards that are increasingly less tolerant of reputational risk.[...]
business ethics

Ethics & leadership

Personal moral values key to ethical corporate governance

Moral values are so important for company directors they should be given equal weighting in selection procedures, while ethical competency should be a key performance ind[...]
corporate culture, ethics

Patricia Harned – chief executive, Ethics & Compliance Initiative

Corporate culture: five questions for the boardroom

Responsibility for safeguarding corporate culture falls with board directors, but how can that be done effectively? A good start would be to ask yourselves the following [...]

Board Expertise

board merger, mergers & acquisitions, strategy

Board Essentials: M&A

Board Essentials: Five steps to ensuring an effective board merger

These best-practice insights on how to smooth the path to a successful board merger should help avoid problems and pitfalls of poor integration.[...]
risk management

Board Essentials: Risk management

Board Essentials: Ten simple ways boards can manage their risks better

Follow these ten tips on risk management and you'll be well on your way to preventing corporate disaster.[...]
integrated thinking, integrated reporting

Integrated reporting

Non-execs need the right skills for effective integrated reporting

Integrated reporting is gaining in popularity, but it needs the right skills among non-executives if their credibility is to be enforced, writes Prof. Carol Adams, profes[...]
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