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...
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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
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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...
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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...