Auditor examining accounts

13 May, 2021

How government proposals aim to rebuild faith in UK audit and auditors

After years of waiting, auditors and boards were presented in March with the
Digital code on skycrapers

7 May, 2021

Raise your digital game: strategy, governance and skills for transformation

As companies emerge from the pandemic among the many lessons learned is the importance of a digital strategy. Lockdowns forced companies to accelerate digital transformation at an unprecedented rate p...
Lord Norman Blackwell

1 April, 2021

NED Awards 2021 winners praised for ‘commitment, care and competence’

Lord Norman Blackwell has been named the FTSE 100 non-executive of the year, while Mike Gahir is the Dame Helen Alexander "NED to watch" in the 2021 Sunday Times/Peel Hunt Non-Executive Direc...
Businessman pressing a cybersecurity lock

30 March, 2021

Experts highlight cybersecurity risk amid the pandemic

Cybersecurity is emerging as a key issue during the pandemic, with a host of reports and organisations moving to stress its importance to boards. The World Economic Forum (WEF) throws a spotlight o...
Board meeting in a forest

4 March, 2021

Three ways for the board to enhance its climate competency

It's no surprise that climate change impacts such as extreme weather have the potential to disrupt a corporation's supply chain, making it more challenging for them to obtain the resources and materia...
Deana Mulligan

25 February, 2021

Deanna Mulligan: how smart companies can close the skills gap

The world faces a global shortage of technology skills, according to experts, and in our latest podcast Deanna Mulligan, former chief executive of Guardian Life Insurance Company of America, reveals h...
Head shape with AI digital circuits

16 February, 2021

Firms need ‘two layers’ of AI governance

Have boards come to terms with the rise of artificial intelligence? It seems not. New research suggests large companies need to have two layers of AI governance if they are no longer to only superv...
ESG strategy icons over green cityscape

16 February, 2021

Why ESG strategy is a complex corporate challenge for boards

ESG: three simple letters that can stand for total confusion unless it is fully understood by the board. It is not about compliance per se, although some boards may choose to view it that way. It is a...
CEO leading a business transformation programme

12 February, 2021

What boards need to know about business transformation

Transformation was already high on the board agenda prior to Covid-19, but its importance is growing as boards and executive teams wrestle with how the post-pandemic economy will shape up. As a board ...
CSO with green tie and leaf in his top pocket

9 February, 2021

Norges Bank rejects idea of standards for board sustainability skills

Sustainability is a key issue for boards but should it require specific boardroom skills? Not necessarily, according to one of the world’s biggest investors. Norges Bank, Norway’s sovereign wea...