Keeping pace with disruptive risk, digital transformation

As boards grapple with a fast-changing world, audit committees continue to play a pivotal role. KPMG’s survey of more than 200 audit committee members show that technological innovation, digital disruption, and the complexity of business are exerting greater pressure and sharpening the focus on risk management and the internal control environment.  

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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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What Boards Need to Know About Sustainability Ratings

Corporate boards of directors must tackle questions about sustainability in a new and urgent manner. If they don’t, they will hear from investors about their lack of action.  A first step is an understanding of sustainability/ESG scores—how they are derived, what they reveal, and how they should be used by various corporate stakeholders. Here is […]

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Belgium – Belgian Code on Corporate Governance 2020

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Three Proxy Season Takeaways

With this year’s proxy season well underway, stakeholders have zeroed in on what they’re looking for from company boards. More than ever, it’s clear they must have an eye on what’s happening within their organization as well as business trends from the external world. With disruptors at every corner, they must understand the best ways […]

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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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Germany – German Corporate Governance Code 2019

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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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Five Ways to Enhance Board Oversight of Culture

Corporate culture is defined by the implicit, unwritten rules that create expectations for how people choose to behave. It is reflected by what people actually do every day, by what’s celebrated, emphasized and overlooked. Culture is also how companies create and protect value through people.

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