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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ESG oversight: The corporate director’s guide

Environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues are increasingly seen by shareholders as a window into the future. And a clear hierarchy is emerging. Leading companies view ESG issues as a business imperative. They manage risks while capitalizing on opportunities, including sharing their story and vision for the future, setting themselves up for long-term success and…

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Executive Compensation “Guiding Principles”

There are many opinions on pay levels and practices today – along with proposed approaches to designing and delivering them. How do influencers of these decisions identify the path forward? From where can they find sound advice? What is the best thinking on the unique complexities of an organization? To help address these and other…

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The Road to Corporate Governance: Spanish Listed Companies’ Study

In October 2020, Russell Reynolds Associates published a new study of corporate governance at all Spanish- listed companies (Ibex 35 and IGBM). In this study, they analyse different aspects of best practices for board effectiveness to provide a snapshot of public companies’ progress in incorporating the Good Governance Code recommended by CNMV, Spain’s national securities…

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Board Monitor Brazil 2020

Most corporate boards in the 15 countries Heidrick & Struggles study made some progress in adding new members with diverse backgrounds and skills. In Brazil, for example, 60% of directors joined the board of a company in a different industry than the one they work in day-to-day. Many boards around the world also continued to…

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Investor Insights: Financial reporting and audit amid COVID-19

COVID-19 continues to dominate financial reporting. Organisations have to balance the unprecedented situation while providing timely information to capital markets. As always, investors are firmly focused on the future. They are looking past 2020 and even 2021, assessing companies’ prospects in the medium-term as the world eventually recovers from the pandemic. Yet that assessment will…

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Board Monitor Singapore 2020

In Heidrick and Struggles latest report Singaporean boards in 2019 exhibited a strong preference for new directors with previous corporate governance experience, as well as those with experience in business services or financial risk expertise. Progress for women continued to be slow, and the majority of seats went to people from Singapore.

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Shattering the Bamboo Ceiling: Addressing Asian American Under–Representation in the C-Suite

In this paper, Russell Reynolds examine new research on Asia-based and US-based leadership styles to better understand the range of expected C-suite behaviors across different cultures. Using proprietary psychometric data for nearly 1,200 executives, they take a quantitative approach to pinpoint where differences lie and what they signify about an executive’s ability to be successful.…

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2020 Cyber Risk Outlook

Willis Towers Watson are pleased to share the results summary for the 2020 Willis Re survey that explores how today’s pandemic risk is influencing cyber risk and cyber insurance.

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PwC’s Annual Review of Corporate Reporting in the FTSE 350 2019/20: Accountability in a time of uncertainty

The findings of PwC’s annual review of reporting practices in the FTSE 350 show how companies have been responding to reporting challenges, before and after the impact of COVID-19 began to be felt.

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