Setting the pace or keeping up — is your board future-fit?

Discover six new or improved practices your board can adopt to become future-fit. In a technology-enabled transformative age, businesses have moved outside of traditional capabilities and continue to explore new business models and ways of working, including in the boardroom. To keep pace, boards need to reshape and reimagine their roles in order to ensure […]

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Impact of ESG disclosures

Companies are subject to an increasing set of non-financial reporting requirements relating to ESG factors. A swathe of new requirements will soon impact the investment and lending appetites of EU financial institutions. Coupled with increasing investor demands, these new rules could have a profound impact on companies’ ability to raise capital, within the EU and […]

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Back Channels in the Boardroom

Side conversations can be enormously valuable. Conducted properly, they allow teams to work together smoothly and efficiently. Conducted improperly, they can encourage political manoeuvring, marginalise members with key expertise, foster inappropriate alliances, and lead to poor decisions. Harvard Business Review combined large-scale surveys with in-depth interviews and discuss how boards should handle these important back channels of communication.

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PwC’s Global Crisis Survey 2019

2,000 companies. 4,500 crises: What did these organisations do differently? PwC’s first-ever Global Crisis Survey, the most comprehensive repository of corporate crisis data ever assembled. By delving deep into the real-world experiences of organisations, PwC  uncovered some surprising findings, many of which turn the basic notion of crisis management on its head.

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Facilitating the board’s engagement in strategy

Considered as one of the top challenges for board’s today, this white paper from KPMG focuses on helping the CEO/Board chair to facilitate the board’s engagement in strategy. It’s never been more important to devote quality time to strategy and thinking about the future as technology, innovation and other disruptive forces undermine business models and […]

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Third party governance and risk management

Deloitte’s fourth annual extended enterprise risk management (EERM) survey shows there is renewed focus on maturing EERM practices within most organisations. This appears to be driven by a recognition of underinvestment in EERM coupled with mistrust of the wider uncertain economic environment.

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On the board agenda – half year 2019

Deloitte’s ‘Governance in focus’ series provides guidance and views on key aspects of the latest developments. This half year update is a timely summary of the areas for board focus in 2019 as we enter the second half of the year.

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Facilitating the board’s engagement in strategy

KPMG present insights from lead directors on facilitating board engagement in the strategy process. Devoting quality time to strategy and thinking about the future have never been more challenging or important as technology, innovation, and other forces disrupt and undermine business models and strategic assumptions with startling speed and impact.  

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A remedy for healthcare boards

As healthcare firms face one traumatic shift after another, an old-style way of picking and running boards is changing too. Korn Ferry looks at the makeovers of a few key examples.

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ESG & Investor Engagement

ESG & Investor Engagement is an analysis of how corporate professionals and investors engage on ESG issues. The report is based on the responses of more than 100 corporate governance professionals, more than 150 members of the investment community and around 200 IR professionals. The report breaks down the data by region, market cap size and […]

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