board tension

24 March, 2020

Boards must harness tension to succeed in a time of disruption

Research from international head hunting firm, Odgers Berndtson, reveals that only 15% of executives believe
sustainability committee, green boardroom

16 December, 2019

Global leadership on sustainability requires greener boards

By now all major companies have some sort of policy on sustainability and/or environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues. There is mounting pressure on boards of directors from shareholders, cus...
non-executive directors waiting for an interview

17 October, 2019

What makes a successful non-executive director?

The role of non-executive director may be unique in having a job title that describes what the job isn’t, rather than what it is. Awkward and downbeat though the title may be, it does serve to empha...
Jacqui Ferguson, NED Awards 2020

30 September, 2019

NED Awards 2020: ‘Think strategically about how your company adapts’

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sustainable economy, sustainability, growth

23 September, 2019

How corporate governance can drive a sustainable economy

Last month, 181 CEOs of the US Business Roundtable committ...
sustainability, businessman

18 September, 2019

Sustainability and the five archetypes of boardroom behaviour

There is growing evidence to suggest that sustainability is getting
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...