man running, future fit

7 August, 2019

Setting the pace: how to ensure your board is fit for the future

To excel at any pursuit, you need to follow a fitness programme. This is no different whether you are an elite athlete or high-level business executive. But crucially, at a time of rapid advances in t...
ICSA, Denise Wilson, gender diversity

9 July, 2019

Hampton-Alexander CEO warns of ‘challenge to shift attitudes’ on gender diversity

While the UK approach to boardroom gender diversity is “arguably” one of the most sophisticated in the world, there is still work to be done, according to the chief executive of the
future boards, future boardroom

17 June, 2019

Shaping the boards of the future

There have been enormous changes in the way organisations and individuals work over the past 20 to 30 years, but the structure of boards has not changed at anything like the pace of the organisations ...
diversity, board composition

11 June, 2019

Broadening board diversity is good corporate governance

Good governance lies at the heart of sustainable businesses. It is vital that directors, executive and non-executive alike, work to ensure their board delivers for all stakeholders, including sharehol...
cybersecurity, technology

29 May, 2019

Banking on better cybersecurity

J P Morgan Chase’s chief executive and chair Jamie Dimon has been touted as a potential US presidential candidate, but anyone scouring his annual letter to shareholders for evidence of political amb...
businesswoman, gender, diversity

21 May, 2019

Practical steps needed to boost gender diversity on US boards

Looking at the evidence, the US does not perform well when it comes to appointing women to boards. According to
meeting, employee engagement, workers, speak up

10 May, 2019

Designated non-executives set to represent workforce views

Last week investors in Schroders, the UK asset manager, signed off on the company’s annual report for 2018. Nothing unusual in that, but it was the first known report to contain details of a new fea...
Theresa May, prime minister

1 May, 2019

Theresa May’s worker representation proposal fails to gain support

Theresa May came to power in 2016 declaring a host of radical...
boardroom, male directors, investors, boardroom skills

26 April, 2019

Lack of turnover slows progress for women on US boards

The case for boardroom diversity, whether it be gender or ethnicity, has been made; there can be few boardroom leaders left in post who fail to see the benefits. And yet, the sheer obstinacy of boardr...
climate change

16 April, 2019

Shareholders focus attention on diversity and climate

If you are a company chair and fail to ensure your board is diverse you can bet some significant shareholders will now vote against your reappointment. That’s the message this week from Legal and...