boardroom meeting with diverse board members, diversity

13 July, 2020

Warning over boardroom composition as businesses adapt to Covid-19

The trials placed on governments, economies and societies by Covid-19 are far from over, but it’s already clear that the pandemic is forcing organisations—and boardrooms—to adapt. One realisatio...
non-executive directors waiting for an interview

8 July, 2020

Axa introduces 33% gender diversity target for investee companies

A reminder that despite a global pandemic other critical issues remain front of mind—among them gender diversity in the boardroom. Axa Investment Management, the €804bn French fund manager, has...
Hampton-Alexander review, gender diversity targets

25 June, 2020

Investors want gender diversity on boards—but aren’t sure about targets

A majority of the world’s institutional investors believe gender diversity on corporate boards is important. But far fewer believe prescriptive targets are the right means for achieving that diversi...
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...