CEO in a board meeting

5 May, 2021

The post-Covid recovery demands ‘context-conscious’ leadership

Context is an often overlooked but crucial issue affecting leadership decision-making at all levels. And in a post-Covid world where the leadership focus is organisational reconstruction rather than r...
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...
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9 March, 2021

Business leaders issue warning on governance rules and sustainability

This week a fightback began in support of European Commission effort’s to redraw corporate governance so it promotes sustainability. In an
notebook on boardroom table

2 March, 2021

FRC: many firms ‘not transparent about their compliance with UK code’

Companies appear to be struggling with governance provisions aimed at managing stakeholder engagement and measures to limit the term of board chairs. The news comes in
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...