Research from consultancy Alvarez & Marsal reveals that 54 UK companies are currently activist targets, and that more than two-thirds of activist action across Europe include demands for boardroom changes.
Technological transformation is coming fast, with Blockchain, artificial intelligence and robotics all set to radically impact the way we do business. But are boards prepared to see this as the catalyst for radically changing strategy?
With the digital revolution about to present "the greatest disruption to both leadership and governance in the entire history of business", there are ways that boards can prepare for the new digital economy and not be left behind.
Unilever this year defeated a takeover bid from American rival Kraft. But the episode has prompted questions over the Anglo-Dutch group’s ability to maintain its much-envied sustainable business model.