standardisation, box ticking

16 November, 2020

A checklist for boards in the new normal

Boards make decisions that have a long-term impact on companies. In a survey of 266 chairs, directors and CEOs in 23 countries between May and June to assess
Climate disclosures warning sign

12 November, 2020

FRC says climate disclosures are ‘failing to meet investor expectations’

UK corporate reporting is under pressure again, with companies once more being asked to up their game on climate disclosures. UK regulator the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) says
Wooden person standing out from the crowd

21 October, 2020

The Secret NED: how can non-execs balance oversight and loyalty?

The non-executive role is one of oversight, but equally a good non-executive really cannot afford to be aloof. Hitting the right balance in the role is never easy. I was reminded of this dilemma wh...

5 October, 2020

Nominations open for the Non-Executive Director Awards 2021

Nominations are now open for the
Boohoo website on smartphone

25 September, 2020

Boohoo board in the firing line over governance failings

This week will have been a chastening experience for board members at Boohoo, the fashion retailer. After controversy in the summer over the treatment of workers in its supply chain, an independent re...
businessman in a maze

8 July, 2020

How we formed a strategy—and then adapted it to a global pandemic

Strategies never go according to plan. The strategy guru Igor Ansoff referred to "turbulence" in the strategic environment which forces plans to be reshaped and rethought as events unfold. But what is...
collaboration, covid

3 April, 2020

Collaboration is key for the challenging AGM season ahead

The changing corporate landscape continues to make the AGM season an uncertain time. Investors are more courageous and more likely to vote against boards on a range of issues. This season boards ar...
future, opportunity, risk management

1 April, 2020

Board leadership and culture will be a differentiator in this crisis

There has never been a more testing time for boards. Covid-19 feels like SARs, 9-11 and the financial crisis all rolled into one. The existential threat to businesses and, more importantly, to our col...
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
Leadership, teamwork

17 March, 2020

Leaders in crisis: why teamwork is the way forward

The UK is now at the heart of the coronavirus storm and the economic and financial effects are becoming clear. While companies have worked on their processes to cope with implications of Covid-19, att...