Arran Heal

Psychological safety in boardrooms

Arran Heal looks at the importance of psychological safety in the boardroom on the performance of the organisation as a whole.

Richard Sheath

What next for boards?

Richard Sheath looks at the new Code – specifically its provisions on risk management and internal control.

Hans-Kristian Bryn & Carl Sjostrom

Risk, reward and uncontrollables

Hans-Kristian Bryn and Carl Sjostrom consider coping with 'dis-order' and how businesses should plan for such unpredictable and uncertain risks.

Jennifer Sundberg and Megan Pantelides

Collective intelligence in the boardroom and beyond

Jennifer Sundberg and Megan Pantelides argue that we need great thinking at every level of any organisation. In this article they share what they’ve learned from working with boards and leadership teams over the past 15 years and offer a framework for building teams that think harder so they can act smarter and faster.

Chris Stamp and Ian White

The impact of relationships on board effectiveness

Chris Stamp and Ian White explore the central dynamic that underpins board challenge and effectiveness – the characteristics of the roles and relationships of executive and non-exec directors.

Kirsten van Rooijen and Cas Sydorowitz

Preparing for activism at AGMs

Kirsten van Rooijen and Cas Sydorowitz look at issues companies should be considering around activism at AGMS in the forthcoming season.

Peter Fowler

Joining forces for shareholder democracy

Peter Fowler argues that despite the growth in shareholder democracy in 2023, there is a long way to go for true engagement between issuers and their retail shareholders.

Alex Cameron & Alison Gill

The impact of board relationships

Alex Cameron and Alison Gill explore the behaviours that underpin effective challenge, and focus on a key relationship that drives board performance – the Chair and the CEO.

Mo Warsame

Supply chain resilience

Mo Warsame argues that strengthening supply chain resilience and security is a governance imperative.

Jim Walton

Effective workplace codes of conduct

Jim Walton explores five critical differentiators which make for more effective workplace codes of conduct based on extensive research.

Philip Sydney

Overseeing non-financial crises

Philip Sydney reports on Lintstock’s latest research report for the APPCGG which assesses the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and the war in Ukraine on UK boards.

John Harte

Board Chairs' New Year's resolutions for 2024

John Harte looks at the role board Chairs need to play in 2024, in a continuing climate of volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity.

Hans-Kristian Bryn & Carl Sjostrom

The purpose and effectiveness of board committees

Hans-Kristian Bryn and Carl Sjostrom look at the roles of the Audit & Risk and Remuneration Committees and suggest ways in which committee performance can be enhanced.

Amanda Buthe & Kilian Moote

2023 US AGM season

Amanda Buthe and Kilian Moote consider the growing influence of shareholders during the season.

Gonçalo Pacheco de Almeida

Political capital on corporate boards

Gonçalo Pacheco de Almeida looks at how political ties in corporate governance influence firm performance over time.

Jay Dodd

Are company secretaries due a rebrand?

Jay Dodd evaluates the changing role of the company secretary and argues they deserve a rebrand as Governance Director.

Colin Hammond

Unlocking boardroom leadership on software

Colin Hammond provides the questions boards should be asking to raise the breadth and depth of oversight of software initiatives in their organisations.

William Germain

Gender diversity regulation in Japan

William Germain follows up on his August article which analysed the singular case of gender imbalance on the boards of directors of PLCs by providing a review of corporate governance regulation in Japan and explaining the window of opportunity and options in the policy agenda of the current government to regulate gender diversity on PLC boards.

Tom Proverbs-Garbett

ESG and the link to purpose

Tom Proverbs-Garbett looks at the changing face of a corporate’s social responsibility.

Claude Brown

Governance: the key to unlocking ESG

Claude Brown argues that governance is the most critical aspect to ESG as a whole and organisations would cease to function without it.

Daniele Vitalie & Hal Dewdney

Say on Climate

Daniele Vitale and Hal Dewdney look at Say on Climate resolutions in Europe during the 2022/2023 AGM season.

William Germain

Gender imbalance on PLC Boards in Japan

William Germain provides a review of the singular case of gender imbalance on the boards of directors of PLCs in Japan and argues that there is a need for public policy to align Japanese PLCs with ethics toward the sought outcome of good corporate governance.

Chris Hodge

Proxy advisors

Chris Hodge considers some recent research for the FRC which suggests that the extent of proxy advisors’ impact on voting is less clearcut than is often believed.

Neil Robson & Ciara McBrien

Improving whistleblower confidence

Neil Robson and Ciara McBrien look at new measures published by the FCA to improve whistleblower confidence.

Alison Gill and Ian White

The effective board chair - Part 2

Alison Gill and Ian White take a further look at what makes an effective board Chair based on lessons learnt from carrying out board effectiveness reviews.

Andrew Hobbs

Unlocking sustainability value

Andrew Hobbs outlines the key drivers that boards can use to successfully integrate sustainability into their business.

Alex Cameron and Chris Stamp

The effective board Chair

Alex Cameron and Chris Stamp look at what makes an effective Chair based on lessons learned from carrying out board effectiveness reviews.

Dr Luis Correria da Silva and Derek Yide Song

Good governance and market valuation

Dr Luis Correia da Silva and Derek Yide Song discuss the advantages of implementing EU reforms to enhance corporate reporting, and how they can have a significant impact beyond what is initially perceived.

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