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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.

News11/11/2020
Building more open business - How to support the progression of LGBTQ people to senior leadership positions

The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) and The Good Side are pleased to invite you to a Webinar for the launch of a new research report which explores how to support the progression of LGBTQ+ people to senior leadership positions.

Publication10/11/2020
Navigating the New World of Stakeholder Governance

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Discussion on stakeholder governance is often a tussle between the good and the bad, the purpose-driven custodians of the future and the profit-driven old guard.

News09/11/2020
Institute of Business Ethics: Building the reporter experience into Speak Up arrangements

Staff willingness to speak up and bring ideas for innovation or raise concerns of misconduct in the workplace is a key facet of an open ethical culture in any organisation. But how easy is this in practice? Have you ever put yourself in the shoes of a ‘reporter’, and viewed it from their perspective?

News27/10/2020
Contemporary NED

This year’s Contemporary NED Event run by NEDA and Smith & Williamson, supported by EquityChair, sought to consider the development of the ‘digital board’ given the recent focus of attention on IT and digital matters.

Publication23/10/2020
Corporate Reputation and Covid-19: The Role of the Non-Executive Director

In the summer of 2020, the Non-Executive Directors’ Association (‘NEDA’) and Infinite Global, launched a new research initiative to obtain the opinions and experiences of Non-Executive Directors (‘NEDs’) regarding the impact of Covid-19 on corporate reputation.

Publication15/10/2020
Reporting in times of uncertainty – a look forward

With COVID-19 continuing to impact us all, many companies are facing a challenging year-end. While the uncertainty creates risks for annual reporting it also presents opportunities.

News14/10/2020
Tips to help companies make Section 172 statements more useful

The FRC Lab has published a set of tips intended to help companies consider what content to include in a Section 172 statement, how to present it and how to facilitate the process of preparing the statement.

Publication08/10/2020
S172: Why both letter & spirit take both mindset and toolset

The COVID-19 pandemic — and the short-term-focused crisis mode it demanded — is making extraordinary demands on business leaders. 

News05/10/2020
ESG, Board responsibility and the impact of Covid – Webinar output

NEDA and Eton Bridge Partners recently hosted a webinar in to discuss the growing importance of Environmental, Social and Governance (‘ESG’) on the Board agenda and how this has been impacted by Covid.

Publication05/10/2020
2020 Sustainability Board Report

The Sustainability Board Report aims to showcase different dimensions of good corporate governance and the importance of sustainable corporate leadership.

News28/09/2020
Eight Common Traps in Board Papers

In theory, the difficult bit about being a NED is supposed to be weighing the numerous, important and complex decisions that have to be taken, having first read the relevant, informative Board papers.

Publication25/09/2020
Measuring Stakeholder Capitalism Towards Common Metrics and Consistent Reporting of Sustainable Value Creation

At the 2020 World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting in Davos, 120 of the world’s largest companies supported efforts to develop a core set of common metrics and disclosures on non-financial factors for their investors and other stakeholders.

News24/09/2020
NED Awards 2021

The Non-Executive Director Awards were established in 2006, by Peel Hunt in association with NEDA, to recognise the achievements of Non-Executive Directors who contribute daily to the success and growth of businesses and Not-for-Profit organisations across the UK.

News22/09/2020
CMA Publishes new Competition Law Risk Guide - with focus on director disqualification

The Competition and Markets Authority (‘CMA’) have just published a new edition of their Competition Law Risk Guide, a joint publication with the Institute of Risk Management. This new edition has director disqualification as a leading theme.

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.

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