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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

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[...]
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[...]

Strategy

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[...]
sustainability, sustainable business, responsible business

Sustainable business

Sense in sustainability: the changing focus for boards

Boards are beginning to acknowledge that sustainability is no longer a siloed concept, but a crucial strategy that lies at the heart of responsible, profitable business, [...]
M&A, NEDs

Mergers & acquisitions

M&A post-crisis: the changing role of the NED

As M&A deal activity recovers from post-crisis lows, non-executives are becoming increasingly involved in the pre-deal planning process.[...]

Risk

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.[...]
Risk graffiti

Reputational risk

Managing reputation risk in the boardroom

A lot is spoken about organisational risk, but non-executives should remember their reputations are on the line too. Nick Hood describes the steps needed to protect a per[...]

Diversity & risk

Does gender diversity affect a company’s risk management?

Do female board directors have less appetite for risk? Recent research attempted to reveal whether there is a link between gender in the boardroom and measures of risk.[...]

Ethics

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 [...]
whistle-blowing, business ethics

Whistleblowing

Speak up: how to encourage whistleblowing in your organisation

Corporate malpractice is damaging to a company and its reputation, but many employees are unaware of whistleblowing procedures, or they fear retaliation if they do speak [...]

Board Expertise

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[...]
corporate culture, ethics

Board Essentials: Culture

Twelve of the biggest mistakes boards make about culture 

One of the most frequent mistakes boards make is failing to realise the importance of culture, but it isn't the only pitfall. Here we list the twelve mistakes.[...]
boardroom, best practice standards, corporate governance

Governance

The guardianship circle: praxis of governance and audit committees

Why is the practice of corporate governance so different from best practice standards? Effective corporate governance "in practice" is fluid, context-specific and depends[...]
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