documents, business papers, board packs, board papers

14 February, 2019

How information overload can threaten board effectiveness

The composition of boards, their agenda and processes for decision-making are critical to ensuring boards discharge their responsibilities. But the quality of their decision-making is critically depen...
boardroom, board executives

14 February, 2019

Establishing vision and values in financial services

The global financial crisis had at its heart a failure of governance and oversight. Controls were ineffective, non-executives did not challenge and relationships broke down with regulators. Boards ...
ESG, environment, sustainability

14 February, 2019

Why integrating ESG is the key to sustainable business

Many of the world’s leading companies have ESG policies embedded within their operations. Some, like Unilever, place their credentials at the forefront of their corporate identity; others may not se...
City of London, financial, banking

14 February, 2019

A new culture of compliance in a complex environment

Both banking and insurance sectors have experienced a stream of new regulations over the past decade. Much of it stems from the global financial crisis and centres on capital stability in the shape of...
chemistry, testosterone, hormone replacement therapy, hrt

21 September, 2018

The chemistry of leadership: can hormone replacement therapy help?

Stress is one of the most prevalent burdens of modern-day life and has become particularly common in large and complex organisations. For many in senior positions executive stress is increasingly impa...
executive onboarding, Fidelio

18 May, 2018

A practical guide to executive onboarding

In a time of rapid change it is clear that boards need diverse skills and profiles in order to maintain a competitive advantage. The same is true at executive committee level. The speed of change has ...
Telecom Italia

23 March, 2018

Telecom Italia executives quit, as investor Elliott calls move ‘stalling’

A slew of board members have quit Telecom Italia, including executive chairman and Vivendi CEO Arnaud de Puyfontaine (pictured), in what is seen as an attempt to block activist investor Elliott Adviso...
Larry Fink, BlackRock

19 March, 2018

BlackRock reveals more details on its engagement priorities

BlackRock, the world's largest investor, has attempted to put flesh on the bones of its CEO's statement in January about the topics it expects to prioritise for engagement this year. In a
Magnet, shareholders, stakeholders

12 February, 2018

A very strategic engagement: stakeholders and long-term value

Everyone is talking about them, but who or what are they? The term “stakeholder” is a catch-all shorthand for all those who can in any way affect, or be affected by, the fortunes and...
Brainloop, board communication, board packs

7 February, 2018

How good board communication can mitigate risk

As corporate scandals continue to emerge, company boards are increasingly in the spotlight about their knowledge, understanding and decision-making processes when dealing with problems in the business...