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...
M&A, mergers and acquisitions

30 March, 2020

M&A activity predicted to increase post-Covid-19 crisis

The world may be in the grip of a global pandemic, but corporate leaders are already thinking about what will happen when the situation stabilises—and research finds that mergers and acquisitions (M...
supermarket, essential worker

30 March, 2020

Who is an ‘essential worker’ at times of crisis?

There is a scene in Johan Renck’s highly acclaimed historical drama series, Chernobyl, when the Soviet authorities have to persuade 400 Russian and Ukrainian miners to risk their lives to p...
City of London, financial, banking

26 March, 2020

FRC warns firms to be candid about prospects of corporate failure

The UK’s financial reporting regulator expects more companies to report “material uncertainties” about their future prospects in the coming reporting season and warned companies to be clear abou...
temporary measures

24 March, 2020

Regulators must grant boards flexibility during Covid-19 crisis

The outbreak and spread of coronavirus has put real pressure on all aspects of human life including the functioning of our corporate governance framework. In order to support directors over this perio...
risk survey, risk management, climate

24 March, 2020

Leadership in risk: share your experiences

Covid-19 has forced national governments into radical action to protect their nations from the pandemic. Boards too are adjusting, transforming strategy and business models to manage their way through...
stakeholder accountability

23 March, 2020

Stakeholder accountability at risk from the Covid-19 crisis

It’s becoming clear that businesses responding to the Covid-19 crisis are putting their reputations on the line. As the pandemic increases in intensity and governments shut down whole countries to c...
AGMs

18 March, 2020

Regulators offer guidance on AGMs amid Covid-19 pandemic

The Covid-19 pandemic is forcing companies to rethink arrangements for their annual general meetings (AGMs) as UK residents come to terms with advice to avoid “mass gatherings”. A partnership o...
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...
systemic risk, boat and a big wave

17 March, 2020

Covid-19 is a new systemic risk. What are the implications for governance?

Covid-19 emerged in December 2019 and has quickly become a global crisis that threatens the health of individuals and the welfare of societies on a vast scale, including its impact on global economic ...