Board Agenda provides a series of interviews with senior corporate executives from leading companies in the UK, Europe and around the world. C-Suite executives of the worlds’ leading firms, institutional investors and recognised industry experts share their perspectives, experiences, insight and expertise about emerging issues that are shaping the global business environment today.
Our team of acclaimed journalists ask questions about the most topical and challenging strategic business issues that are facing business leaders: You will find intelligent, thought provoking insight and comment about their key priorities, their views about responsible business, corporate governance and regulatory issues, shareholder engagement and activism, the political and economic environment, corporate reporting, leadership styles, board expertise, diversity, technology, global markets, sustainability and risk management.
Michelle Edkins, Managing Director at Blackrock, the worlds’ largest asset manager. Michelle, as the head of global investment for the company, talked about finding the right kind of board directors and the importance of diversity in the boardroom. You can read the interview here.
Richard Howitt, the Chief Executive of the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC) was interviewed by Gavin Hinks. Richard talked about why integrated reporting is growing in popularity and winning support from corporate leaders around the world. You can read the interview here.
Stephen Haddrill, Chief of the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) was interviewed about corporate governance in the UK, where he discussed about what change is required. He talked about how he believed corporate governance was strong in Britain, but that it needed to be better and more responsive to a wider audience of stakeholders and not exclusively shareholders.
Sir John parker, the Chairman of Anglo American gave his first interview following his review (Parker Review) into the government sponsored report about ethnic diversity in UK boards. Sir John called for broader ethnic diversity in British boardrooms and for FTSE 100 and FTSE250 firms to take account of this in succession planning, and for shareholders also to play a role in highlighting the importance of ethic representation. You can read the interview here.