Board appointments fell sharply in 2022
Companies appear to be sticking with experienced leaders—to the detriment of progress—suggests FTSE 350 boardroom research.
Diversity statistics challenged by new scorecard
Companies can ‘hit the target, but miss the point’, say academics researching a more ‘holistic’ measure of DEI.
US firms show equity in governance standards
Corporate governance in private companies in America turns out to be keeping pace with that in public corporations, research finds.
Performance declines as boards grow in size
Researchers found that investment dropped by 2-3 percentage points as companies passed from 12 to 16 board members.
D&O insurance looks to ESG liability
Insurers’ growing interest in corporate governance may drive companies to improve management of ESG risk, research finds.
Years after Carillion’s collapse, the UK still waits for audit reform
Researchers say inquiry focused on apportioning blame to individuals, rather than investigating the regulatory system.
Governance must not stand in the way of innovation
As regulation increases, innovation suffers—but a diverse, savvy board can promote a corporate culture open to change.
Succession planning can calm the market
When a good CEO announces their departure, revealing a succession plan eases the pain in more ways than one, finds research.
Boards must prepare for active political engagement
Why right now is the best time for boards to make contact with politicians who can impact—or potentially impact—your business’s bottom line.
Let AI pick up the board’s admin only, experts advise
It may be some way off yet, but governance by robots is coming and directors need to be ready, according to new research.