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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Tenets of Good Corporate Governance

The five Tenets of Good Corporate Governance is a report published by ACCA which looks at the interrelation between businesses and society over the years and the importance of good corporate governance.

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The Why, When And How Of Board Refreshment

The composition of the board must reflect the company’s current strategy. Strategy evolves and as such, so must the board. This article discusses the importance of board refreshment, and looks how boards can embrace the opportunities provided by the pace and scale of change.

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What Directors Think

Every year, Corporate Board Member and Spencer Stuart collaborate to survey directors of publicly traded companies to check their pulse on the challenges and best practices of corporate directorship in the united states. This year, in their 15th annual What Directors Think Survey, 230 board members shared their overwhelming concern of being ill-equipped to keep […]

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The Board’s Role in Strategy: Getting the Process Right

Company strategies evolve and shift quickly today, due to acquisitions, new competitors or emerging technology adoption. So boards need to take a fresh look at how they think about strategy. This can help the board contribute to the success of the company’s long-term strategic plan.

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A Time for Boards to Act

According to a new survey, directors see good operations and effective execution of key board activities linking with stronger self-reported performance, suggesting that value can flow from improving the way boards work.

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