Stock market board

14 April, 2020

Warnings over risk of investor activism as boards focus on survival

As if boards didn’t have enough to do managing their companies in the midst of global pandemic, now they must contend with warnings of increased attention from activist investors. Attention has g...
risk, risk landscape

3 April, 2020

Covid-19 adds to an unprecedented landscape of risk

Any conversation of risk right now is understandably dominated by the Covid-19 pandemic. It is unprecedented in nature as an existential threat to companies, perhaps only comparable in its scope to a ...
#metoo, sexual harassment and misconduct

3 February, 2020

How does your board deal with sexual misconduct?

2017 is considered the inflection point of the #MeToo movement, with revelation after revelation of serial sexual misconduct and multi-million dollar hush money settlements approved by management—an...
risk survey, risk management, climate

13 December, 2019

Survey launches to reveal boardroom risk thinking

The Board Agenda Leadership in Risk Management Survey has been launched today in partnership with Maza...
Facebook, Cambridge Analytica, data harvesting, data ethics

12 June, 2018

Facebook’s fail: the ‘story’, the risks and the role of the board

One of the arguments that one increasingly hears these days is that corporate governance in the new economy will be all about the “story” of the company, not about its performance or assets. Value...

9 January, 2017

Why the whole board needs to be on top of risk management

Following the 2008 financial crisis, Mary Schapiro, the former chairwoman of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), said