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...
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 ...
US President Joe Biden

20 January, 2021

How should corporate leaders navigate a political crisis?

This week Washington is the scene of Joe Biden’s inauguration as the 46th president of the United States. His ascendancy comes just two weeks after insurrectionists, incited by Donald Trump, violent...
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...
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12 January, 2021

Local CEOs ‘spend more on CSR in their communities’

There is much discussion of why some chief executives do corporate social responsibility (CSR) well and others poorly. New research suggests one big factor may be whether corporate leaders are operati...
2020 in review stamp

23 December, 2020

Top stories of 2020: climate, coronavirus and stakeholder capitalism

This year has been one of the most disruptive, enraging, fear-inducing and thought-provoking years on record. The UK entered 2020 with a new government focused on implementing Brexit, yet by the sprin...
Covid-19 secure meeting showing boardroom diversity

21 December, 2020

Pandemic shows ‘broader range of expertise’ is needed on boards

The Covid-19 pandemic has helped crystallise the need to renew efforts on boardroom diversity, according to a report from ethics experts. Researchers from the
Rio Tinto regional HQ in Perth, Western Australia

11 December, 2020

Australian parliamentary report slams Rio Tinto board and culture

There’s no way of getting around it. The destruction in May of the Juukan Gorge caves in Pilbara, Australia, by Rio Tinto iron ore workers was an outrage and dug one of the deepest reputational hole...
Sacha Sadan, LGIM

9 December, 2020

LGIM’s Sacha Sadan on stewardship and sustainability

In our latest podcast we interview Sacha Sadan, director of investment stewardship at Legal and General Investment Management (LGIM) and one of fund management’s most influential thinkers on corpora...