Route to the Top 2020

In Heidrick & Struggles’ Route to the Top 2020, they analyzed the backgrounds of CEOs of 965 of the largest listed companies in 20 markets around the world to understand the skills and experiences that shaped their path to the top role. They also spoke with 10 CEOs from different regions and sectors to explore…

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Board Monitor Europe 2020

Heidrick and Struggles studied corporate boards in the 15 countries to see what progress was made in adding new members with new backgrounds and skills: from different countries and regions, functions, age groups, ethnicities, and genders. This increased diversity should help boards make better decisions, even though, due to COVID-19, the situation facing all companies…

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UK CEO Outlook 2020

In July and August 2020, KPMG International conducted a pulse survey of 315 chief executives across the globe, to understand how their thinking has evolved during the crisis.

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Board Monitor Canada 2020

Financial expertise and gender diversity were top priorities for boards as they nominated new directors to help them meet increasing demands; they will need all that expertise and diversity, and more, to thrive in 2020, according to this report from Heidrick & Struggles.

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Board Monitor US 2020

Proven expertise and increased diversity were top priorities for Fortune 500 boards as they nominated new directors to help meet growing responsibilities and new challenges, and these boards will need more of both to succeed in 2020, according to this report from Heidrick & Struggles.

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How the global charity sector is navigating COVID-19

Grant Thornton have compiled this report to understand more about how coronavirus has affected the charity sector around the world. They’ve reviewed the challenges identified by their member firms in France, Italy and Botswana and their clients in the UK, US, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.

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The resilient family enterprise

Despite their reputation for resilience, optimism and agility, most family businesses have been under significant pressure to respond to the general health, safety, and welfare challenges introduced by the COVID-19 pandemic, along with the operational disruptions to their business. This series from Deloitte explores how the same traits that set family businesses apart are creating…

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The Effects of Covid-19 on Boards and Governance Preliminary Report

In the context of an unexpected event such as the Covid-19 crisis, boards entered uncharted territory and, with management, had to show their ability to overcome a crisis of an unprecedented magnitude. To understand how the boards reacted, INSEAD and Spencer Stuart launched a survey of 2,000 board members mainly based in Europe. This report…

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Leadership in Risk Management: European Report 2020

Board Agenda asked C-suite executives and non-executives’ including chairs, chief executives and group finance directors’ about their preparedness for a pandemic in the wake of the Covid-19 crisis. At the same time, we aimed to gauge their changing attitude to risk and their views of the wider current risk environment.

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The crisis is leading to a shift in board member thinking. Is this shift enough?

See the results of a recent survey conducted in partnership with the FT Board Director Programme to understand what members think the impact of the crisis will be on organisational purpose and resilience, corporate governance and the evolution of the board.

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