Reputation is everything, and as we contemplate life beyond COVID-19 crisis management, executives from Investigations and Risk Consulting firm Kroll have continued to consider the range of contemporaneous risks that should be on every board’s agenda… and how failure to consider them can impact a company’s corporate reputation.
The third and final webinar in the 2021 series will look at a range of issues or potential threats that are transactional in nature.
Commentators are now highlighting a post-pandemic perspective of an acceleration in “portfolio restructuring”. Some industries have recovered strongly while others continue to struggle - resulting in a shake-up of the historic norms. Strong balance sheets, cheap debt and highly rated equity are fuelling M&A, while private equity is also particularly active with significant sums of unallocated capital ready to invest in both unlisted and an increasing number of listed situations. At the same time levels of shareholder activism are rising as vulnerabilities and poor performance leave some prone to external intervention.
The Speakers, below, will consider the extent to which an increasing focus on non-financial issues continues to broaden the challenge faced by NEDs as they protect both their own and the corporate reputation, whilst fulfilling their fiduciary duties to shareholders all in the glare of a major transaction or an activist attack.
Graham Durgan, Chair NEDA
Neil Kirton, Regional Managing Director, EMEA, Kroll
Zoë Newman, Managing Director and Co-Head of Financial,
Peter Williams, Portfolio NED and currently Chairman at Mister Spex
in Berlin and U and I Group PLC in the UK, and Deputy Chairman at
Miinto A/S in Copenhagen
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