Category Archives for Blog posts

Top five boardroom priorities for 2020

By | 06/01/2020 in Blog posts

From ongoing environmental, social and governance issues, to uncertain decision-making, here are five predictions for challenges boards will need to address in 2020.

Governance lessons to be learned from TSB debacle

By | 19/11/2019 in Blog posts

The long-awaited probe into the IT crisis, that left 2m TSB customers without access to their current accounts, highlights key governance failings.

Preparing for a low-carbon economy

By | 14/11/2019 in Blog posts

Environmental degradation is now the risk that defines our age. As the need to accelerate progress to a low carbon economy mounts, there are three things boards can do to prepare.

How can non-executive directors be more effective?

By | 01/11/2019 in Blog posts

Murray Steele, experienced chairman, NED and Programme Director for the FT Non-Executive Diploma, guest blogs on supporting NEDs to challenge the board to become more effective.

How boards can address discontent over executive pay

By | 03/10/2019 in Blog posts

It’s not just corporate failures creating a backlash against executive pay. With the public and shareholders demanding a ‘culture of fairness’ we look at three things boards need to consider.

Should we be rating boards as good or bad?

By | 26/06/2019 in Blog posts

In the wake of the large-scale failures of firms such as Carillion and BHS, the government is under pressure to crack down on ‘reckless’ directors.

Why subsidiaries need to embrace independence

By | 03/06/2019 in Blog posts

Even if a wholly owned subsidiary only differs from its parent company on occasion, it matters than it can think and act in its own interests.

Productivity crisis means boards should appoint more women

By | 25/04/2019 in Blog posts

Every negative trend needs a point of crisis to drive real change. Could the productivity crisis be the tipping point needed to smash the glass ceiling?

70% of FTSE 350 chairs under pressure to step down

By | 18/04/2019 in Blog posts

The nine-year limit for chairs is putting a number FTSE 350 companies under pressure to replace their chairs. But is this cause for concern or a good thing?

Why Brexit wouldn’t happen in a boardroom

By | 05/02/2019 in Blog posts

Bvalco co-founder, Alison Gill, explains why parliament could learn a thing or two about how successful boards manage divided opinion to identify creative shared solutions.