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

Lead From the Top: How to build a sustainability competent board

Sustainability risks—including climate change, water crises, human rights and inequality—are creating new challenges for board members to meet their fiduciary responsibilities and ensure long-term shareholder success and overall value creation.

The NED Debate – a lively debate with another slant on the issue of diversity in the boardroom

On Wednesday 16 October 2019, the Non-Executive Directors’ Association (‘NEDA’) and Smith & Williamson hosted the annual NED Debate, in association with Company Matters (part of the Link Group).

How the CMA investigates cartels

Those involved in cartels will often go to great lengths to ensure they go undetected. In this article CMA will provide some insights into what tools and techniques they use during the different stages of the investigation to uncover and expose suspicious behaviour.

The NED Awards 2020 have been launched - Nominate a Non-Executive Director TODAY!

The Non-Executive Director Awards, now in their fourteenth year, recognise the achievements of Non-Executive Directors within the business and not-for-profit community. NEDA worked with Peel Hunt to establish the Awards and has been a lead sponsor of the event for each year since 2006.

Bank of England Publish Results of Finance Sector Cyber Resilience Exercise

The exercise, commissioned by the Cross Market Operational Resilience Group jointly chaired by the Bank and UK Finance, explored the sector’s resilience to a major cyber incident impacting the UK. 

QCA Research: The role of the NED in Growth Companies

Boosting the effectiveness of Non-Executive Directors (‘NEDs’) in growth companies is the aim of a new guide based on the findings of research by Henley Business School.

The Financial Reporting Lab publishes latest report: Disclosures on the sources and uses of cash

The Financial Reporting Lab has published its latest project report: Disclosures on the sources and uses of cash.

Reforming business for the 21st century: a framework for the future of the corporation

This report published by the British Academy seeks to draw together the substantial body of knowledge and insights that the thirteen research projects provide on the current challenges that confront businesses, governments and societies around the world.

New QCA Audit Committee Guide Published

The new and updated Quoted Companies Alliance (‘QCA’) Audit Committee Guide (2019) has been published and seeks to assist audit committee members and, in particular, the audit committee chair, to be effective in their roles. It sets out our views of best practice and is a companion to the Quoted Companies Alliance Corporate Governance Code (the QCA Code).

NED Handbook (5th Edition) Launch Event

The new edition of the Non-Executive Directors’ Handbook was launched at an event held at the offices of Willis Towers Watson.

GC100 and Investor Group publish Directors’ Remuneration Reporting Guidance 2019

On 22 July 2019, GC100 and Investor Group published its revised Directors’ Remuneration Reporting Guidance. The guidance is designed to assist companies and their investors in the interpretation of the regulations. Following the implementation of the revised Shareholder Rights Directive (SRD II), the guidance has been updated to include the following changes:

NEDA Goes East - Senior Leader Programme in Shanghai 11th - 12th July 2019

Working in association with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales (‘ICAEW’) NEDA delivered a two-day Senior Leader programme at the Shanghai National Accounting Institute (‘SNAI’).

Director disqualification and competition law: how to protect yourself

Jessica Radke, Director of Litigation at The Competition & Markets Authority and Louis Cooper, NEDA CEO comment on how Directors can protect themselves from falling foul of competition law.  

2019 Dream Bigger Report: Funding Ambition

Read Dream Bigger: 'Funding Ambition' Report, the second report in the largest ever study into the sentiment and mindset of the UK scale-up community, to find out what drives scale-up founders. 

A Podcast With NEDA And Gordon Podcasts: How To Build Better Boards To Help Organisations Succeed

NEDA joins the Boardroom Bound Podcast with Alexander Lowry: "How to Build Better Boards to help Organisations Succeed".

IBE Blog: An Ethical Approach Moves AI From Threat To Opportunity

One of the biggest challenges facing business at present is how to exploit the opportunities afforded by Artificial Intelligence.

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