Board Monitor US 2019: What’s changed in 10 years, what hasn’t, and what’s next

Over the past decade, the percentage of new director appointments to Fortune 500 boards that went to women more than doubled. Yet the percentage of women overall on those boards has remained stubbornly low. In 2009, the first year that Heidrick & Struggles tracked the key attributes of new directors, 18% of appointments went to […]

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Review of the effectiveness of independent board evaluation in the UK listed sector

The purpose of this review is to assess the quality of independent board evaluation in the UK listed sector and identify ways in which it might be improved.

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Going for Gold: The 2019 Global Board Culture and Director Behaviors Survey

Board and director performance depends on the quality of board leadership, the ability of the board to focus on the right issues and a small number of critical director behaviours. This years report from Russell Reynolds focuses on understanding a group of boards they call “Gold Medal Boards, the study concludes with a set of […]

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FT–ICSA Boardroom Bellwether – Winter 2018

The FT–ICSA Boardroom Bellwether is a twice-yearly survey of FTSE 350 companies that seeks to gauge the sentiment inside UK boardrooms. It canvasses the views of their company secretaries to find out how boards are responding to the challenges of the economy, market conditions and the wider business and governance environment.

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New Voices in the Boardroom: The Gradual Evolution of Board Composition

Looking to the year ahead, the following report discusses the board trends Spencer Stuart believes will continue or accelerate in 2019, and how they are likely to shape board composition in 2019 and beyond.

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Boardroom Behaviour and the QCA Corporate Governance Code

The QCA Corporate Governance Code states that the board of a company is responsible for setting the vision and strategy for the company to deliver value to its shareholders. But how do small and mid-sized companies and their advisors think boards and directors are performing in relation to this in the real world?

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2019 Governance Outlook – Projections on Emerging Board Matters

This report is designed to give corporate directors and senior executive a comprehensive overview of major business and governance issues likely to demand board focus over the coming year. The report begins with an introduction from NACD, highlighting survey findings about leading board priorities for 2019, and follows with four partner contributions that provide distinct […]

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The Harvey Nash Alumni Board Report 2018/19

With its inclusive involvement from chairs and non-executives operating within organisations of all sizes, comprising all ownership models and from all sectors and industry types across the world, this study aims to be the most authoritative global study on the issues that have an impact on effectiveness in the boardroom.

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Forrester Report: Boards of Directors Need to Make Better Use of Boardroom Technology

Today’s board members, company secretaries and governance professionals are expected to manage critical issues like cyber risk, regulation, culture and ethics alongside the constant pressure to drive business performance. Diligent commissioned Forrester Consulting to evaluate global executive board governance practices. After conducting a survey targeting governance professionals across 11 countries, we found that board members […]

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In a New Era for Boards, Culture Is Key

Today, with less implicit understanding among directors about how the board should behave, it’s more important than ever to define and manage a board culture to facilitate constructive interactions between board members. For boards striving to be more dynamic, performance-oriented and shareholder focused, getting culture right is key. What is board culture?

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