Stock market board

4 March, 2021

Dual-class shares come a step closer in the UK as Lord Hill issues review

London has moved closer to the introduction of dual-class shares. Though contentious, a new report
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...
Business people under a magnifying glass

26 February, 2021

The purpose and practice of independent board evaluations

As reported by Board Agenda last month, ICSA: The Chartere...
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...
Trading screen showing share prices

4 February, 2021

Dual-class shares: “Solutions exist to mitigate the governance risk”

A special taskforce is looking at reforms to the UK's listings regime, including the launch of dual-class shares. One academic now argues that there are governance measures available that could offset...
AGMs

18 January, 2021

Boards urged to reform AGMs as part of post-pandemic strategy

Boards have been called upon to improve and rejuvenate their annual general meetings after a year in which four out of five FTSE 350 companies staged their AGMs behind closed doors. A letter to com...
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...
Unfriendly board members

10 December, 2020

‘Unfriendly’ boards served better information by CEOs

When should a board be unfriendly with their chief executive? According to new research, boards should give CEOs a hard time if they suspect he or she is an “empire builder”, willing to launch inv...
Ladder leading to target

3 December, 2020

Corporate purpose: elevating performance from board to brands

The role of the corporation in society is under review. The paradigm that corporations are run solely in the interests of shareholders, which has defined a generation of management practice, is being ...
Team climbing a mountain using collaborative leadership

3 December, 2020

Top companies report problems with CEO succession planning

Leadership succession has become an issue for FTSE 100 companies, with skills gaps on their boards—and technology the most widespread knowledge deficit. A survey conducted by consultancy New Stre...