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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

Magnet, shareholders, stakeholders

Stakeholder engagement

A very strategic engagement: stakeholders and long-term value

Attending to the needs of all stakeholders will make an enterprise more successful in the long term, but it’s up to boards to engage with them in a fair and open way.[...]
Mazars, corporate governance code, fit for purpose

Governance compliance

Evolving a corporate governance code that is fit for purpose

The UK’s Financial Reporting Council has published proposals for a streamlined governance code, while research from Mazars, in association with ecoDa, finds compliance [...]
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,[...]

Strategy

Women on boards

Stronger together: the wider benefits of women on boards

We know that women improve company boards, but a recent study reveals that they also offer better support to less powerful stakeholders and, in turn, make their companies[...]
activist investors, investor activism, shareholders

Investor activism

Activist investors: the corporate world’s new fixture

Boards beware: as investor activism becomes more prevalent, directors would do well to prepare for the worst—an issue that few companies have properly considered.[...]
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[...]

Risk

Korea, North Korea, South Korea

Global risk

Risk hotspots: a global roundup

Board Agenda reports on risk around the world, from Korean hopes for peace and Tesla's gamble on growth, to pressure on plastics firms and rumblings in German politics.[...]
Brainloop, board communication, board packs

Board packs

How good board communication can mitigate risk

The growing need for corporate accountability has shown how up-to-date, accessible information is crucial for directors—enter the digital board pack.[...]
risk management

Board Essentials: Risk management

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.[...]

Ethics

artificial intelligence, AI, robotics

Ethics and technology

Artificial Intelligence: the ethical dimension

Businesses are racing to embrace the use of artificial intelligence in their products and services, but there is a right and wrong way to use it, argues Philippa Foster B[...]
Sweden, Swedish flag, sustainability reporting

Corporate reporting

Lessons from Sweden in sustainable business

Research shows that Swedish companies set the bar high when it comes to sustainability reporting, by considering their impact on society and integrating sustainability in[...]
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.[...]

Board Expertise

leadership skills, intelligence

Leadership qualities

The Five Qs – a recipe for effective leadership

Effective leaders create organisations focused on delivering value, but most of all they need the “Five Qs”, says Andrew Kakabadse, professor of governance and leade[...]
women on boards, board careers

Board Essentials: board skills

Five attributes of successful board directors

Research conducted by Fidelio Partners reveals what it takes to reach the top roles, and succeed, around the boardroom table—for both male and female executives.[...]
board merger, mergers & acquisitions, strategy

Board Essentials: M&A

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.[...]
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