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Our insights section brings together a summary of key news articles, publications and thought leadership for our members produced and compiled by NEDA and our key Sponsors and Partners.

Publication14/09/2020
American Depositary Receipts (ADRs) and D&O Insurance– Willis Towers Watson Latest Report

American Depositary Receipts (ADRs) provide a way for U.S. investors to
own stocks which are not directly traded on the U.S. stock exchanges.

News14/09/2020
How do boards best help their organisations transform post pandemic?

Recent events have reshaped the relationship between business and society. The general population now do not just see businesses as providers of goods and services, but as organisations that have a vital role to play in solving humanity’s greatest challenges. In short, COVID-19 has shone a light on how business behaves.

Publication10/09/2020
UK Economic Outlook – September 2020: KPMG Report

The most recent UK Economic Outlook from KPMG explores the severity of the recession in the short-medium term, and how a gradual economic recovery hinges on a viable resolution to COVID-19 and the continued need for government intervention.

Publication06/09/2020
Top Risks and Megatrends in 2020 – Airmic Annual Survey

As we entered the year, risk professionals may have been kept awake at night thinking about cyber risks, perhaps coloured by outstanding uncertainties surrounding Brexit and issues associated with climate change. 

News25/08/2020
The Wicked Problem of Pandemics and Climate Change

In this article Willis Towers Watson argue that, as we fight to bounce back from the pandemic, we have the opportunity to learn from the experience and accelerate our progress in tackling climate change to build a more resilient society, more able to manage complex and interconnected risks all levels of society.

Publication04/08/2020
Questions to assist Non-Executive Director oversight of physical climate risk management - report and toolkit from Chapter Zero

This practical guide from Chapter Zero can help NEDs understand how physical climate risks could affect their companies and stakeholders, and how to build strategies around these risks. 

News03/08/2020
Will UK issuers benefit from the EU's proposed introduction of lighter prospectus disclosure requirements pursuant to the EU Recovery Prospectus?

On 20 July 2020, the European Commission adopted a capital markets recovery package as part of its overall COVID-19 recovery strategy.

News28/07/2020
NEDs and Boards – guiding your organisation from turbulence to resilience

NEDA and Strategic Arrow hosted an on-line Webinar to consider how boards can guide their organisation based on a new interpretation of risk management as part of the ‘recovery phase’, post-crisis.

Publication28/07/2020
Pipeline’s Women Count 2020 Research Report: Firms with more female executives perform better

New research shows that companies with women in senior leadership roles are more profitable and yet, across the 350 biggest British PLCs, fewer than two in ten CFOs are women, only 4% of investment managers are women, and just 5% of firms are led by a female CEO.

News28/07/2020
Emotional Intelligence and Leading Through Uncertainty

Emotional Intelligence (‘EI’) has never been more important for leaders than now. But what does it mean?

Publication22/07/2020
European Research Report: Leadership in Risk Management

Board Agenda & Mazars has published a research report on ‘Risk Leadership by in association with the INSEAD Corporate Governance Centre The report highlights how well-prepared boards have been to respond to the Covid-19 crisis. 

Publication22/07/2020
Board Report from Board Intelligence: ‘Lessons learned from a crisis’

What marks the COVID-19 crisis out from other crises that we may have experienced is that it has been systemic.

News20/07/2020
Non-Executive Director’s Capabilities and Skills to Navigate the Covid-19 Pandemic

The Role of Non-Executive Directors in Growth Firms

In September 2019 the Quoted Companies Alliance (‘QCA’) and Henley Business School, sponsored by Downing LLP, published a research report on ‘The Role of Non-Executive Directors in Growth Companies’

News17/07/2020
CMA: Promoting Competition Bulletin July 2020

The Competition and Markets Authority (‘CMA’) issued its July 2020 Bulletin which provided a summary of latest developments.

Publication13/07/2020
Considerations for D&O Insurance in Captives – Willis Towers Watson Latest Report

In the context of an increasingly challenging Directors and Officers (“D&O”) liability insurance market, we are being asked by clients for other options to placing the whole of their D&O programme with traditional insurers.

News13/07/2020
Shareholder meetings under the Corporate Insolvency & Governance Act 2020

New guidance has just been published on holding shareholder meetings under the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020, which provides some temporary flexibility for companies until 30 September 2020.

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