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Are boards predicting risk effectively?

By | 12/03/2020 in Blog posts

With coronavirus demonstrating the potential impact of existential threats, is the introduction of an audited resilience statement enough to encourage boards to prepare for and stress-test worst case scenarios?

The role of the company secretary in tackling the climate crisis

By | 23/01/2020 in Blog posts

So what role can (and should) the company secretary play in tackling the climate crisis?

Invitation to “A conversation with Jennifer Duvalier”

By | 13/01/2020 in Events

I invite you to join me for a conversation with Jennifer Duvalier, experienced FTSE Board Director and RemCo Chair

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.

Addressing discontent over executive pay

By | 11/12/2019 in Press articles

With the new parliament expected to conduct an inquiry into ‘corporate greed’ at Thomas Cook, I’ve been talking to the CIPD about how employers can respond to discontent over executive pay.

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.

The only way is ethics

By | 05/09/2019 in Press articles

Nearly two decades since the creation of the first Corporate Governance Code, board accountability has evolved to place much greater emphasis on empowering directors to create the right culture and behaviours to navigate new social and environmental challenges.

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