Diligent Modern Governance 100

23 September, 2021

‘Purpose-driven’ leaders honoured at Modern Governance awards

The general counsel of Robert Half International and an investment director at CalPERS, one of the most high-profile investment institutions in the US, are among the recipients of a brand new award fo...
Man working remotely

27 August, 2021

Pandemic ‘opened door’ to the use of new boardroom technology

The pandemic has accelerated the use of technology in boardrooms with companies that had already adopted digital tools making the most seamless transition to managing and supervising their companies u...
Businesspeople discussing which way to go

23 August, 2021

What is ‘independent judgment’—and how should board directors use it?

Do you exercise independent judgment as a company director? Of course you do. Saying “No” is almost like admitting you are lazy or stupid. But not so fast. Would you know what “independent” an...
Remote board meeting

9 August, 2021

Why remote board meetings will survive the Covid pandemic

I know we’re all supposed to be fed up with remote board meetings. A quick check on Google for "Zoom fatigue" shows there are a lot of people who are sick to the back teeth of video calls. Zoom f...
Diligent Modern Governance 100

1 July, 2021

Diligent launches its third Modern Governance 100 awards

The Diligent Modern Governance 100, an awards programme designed to recognise best practice in governance and compliance, has been launched for its third year. The awards will this year see the int...
CEO looking over a cityscape at daybreak

13 May, 2021

Leaders confident of Covid comeback but doubt their abilities in digital

Optimism may be growing that there is a future for business beyond the pandemic, but confidence among C-suite members also appears to have wilted over the past year. Recent research appears to show th...
Business people under a magnifying glass

26 February, 2021

The purpose and practice of independent board evaluations

As reported by Board Agenda last month, ICSA: The Chartere...
Directors planning strategy

2 February, 2021

Why directors should make compliance a strategic exercise

The challenges for boards of directors have never been so great. The trend is unlikely to be reversed in 2021—quite the contrary. Besides the fact that boards of directors have to handle a continuin...
Checklist for evaluation with green ticks

21 January, 2021

Board evaluations review finds room for improvement

New proposals call on providers of board evaluations to disclose the measures they take to avoid conflicts of interest and to sign up to a new code of conduct. There is also a recommendation that c...
Unfriendly board members

10 December, 2020

‘Unfriendly’ boards served better information by CEOs

When should a board be unfriendly with their chief executive? According to new research, boards should give CEOs a hard time if they suspect he or she is an “empire builder”, willing to launch inv...