Empty boardroom table and chairs

26 April, 2021

Why boards should address value preservation at a strategic level

In theory most rational board members intuitively understand that the delivery of sustainable enterprise value over the long-term requires a healthy focus on both value creation and value preservation...
Sign outside Old Trafford

23 April, 2021

Super League debacle gives ‘fresh impetus’ to campaign for company law reform

A collective sigh of relief was released from football fans this week as six high-profile English clubs withdrew from plans to launch a new European Super League. The plan, involving 12 clubs in total...
notebook on boardroom table

15 April, 2021

Campaign urges reform of section 172 to promote ‘purpose of the company’

Campaigners, among them big business names such as John Lewis and Innocent Drinks, have launched a project to reform section 172 of the Companies Act and overhaul the fiduciary duties of board directo...
Business ethics, boardroom ethics

26 March, 2021

Survey reveals lack of policies and procedures for corporate ethics

The difficulties of driving companies towards more socially responsible behaviour has been illustrated this week by research revealing the corporate struggle over ethics. After studying 750 compani...
Kevin Clark, Aptiv CEO

16 March, 2021

Aptiv CEO Kevin Clark on the effective integration of corporate purpose

The pandemic was a huge test for Aptiv, a company named one of the world’s most ethical corporations...
Deana Mulligan

4 March, 2021

Former CEO of Guardian Life Insurance Company of America on closing the skills gap

After the tragedy, if there is one thing the pandemic has given us it is a vision of the future: increasing levels of digital—potentially remote—working and more automation. On the horizon is a wo...
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...
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12 February, 2021

Six key areas of brand activism—and how your company can speak out

On 6 January 2021 the world watched with horror at the storming of the US Capitol. Some were shocked, others angered, and many felt disbelief this was actually happening on the soil of the world's mos...
Team of people linking hands at sunrise

29 January, 2021

Why 2021 is a year of opportunity for boards to build business resilience

The IIRC’s founder and Chair Emeritus, Professor Judge Mervyn King, recently said that “business is a part of society, not apart from society”. This message has never been more relevant than in ...
CEO facing performance-related pay target

8 January, 2021

CEO pay incentives reflect board priorities—and its still shareholder returns

Board Agenda readers will have noticed the growing criticism in recent times of the doctrine of shareholder primacy, and the promotion of alternative philosophies based on concepts such as "p...