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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.

News25/02/2021
New guidance from ICSA about AGMs and COVID-19

ICSA has published new guidance on how quoted companies might hold meetings during the 2021 AGM season.

The paper was prepared in association with the City of London Law Society, and supported by BEIS, FRC, QCA and others.

News24/02/2021
FRC encourages more transparency when reporting against the UK Corporate Governance Code

The Financial Reporting Council (‘FRC’) has issued advice for companies on how to report transparently and effectively when departing from certain provisions of the UK Corporate Governance Code.

Publication22/02/2021
Willis Towers Watson Cyber Claims Analysis Report

This report uses the Willis Towers Watson analysed claims data to provide specific insight into the types of loss that businesses may be exposed to. All claims that have been analysed are included in the calculation for the average claim settlement, the determination of the largest loss and the loss amount distribution charts.

News20/02/2021
Chapter Zero Guidance for NEDs on COP26

Each year the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) hosts a Climate Change Conference. Climate Change Conferences bring together global leaders and other stakeholders to implement the Convention and this year’s conference in November, which has been delayed due to Covid-19, will be held in Glasgow.

News19/02/2021
NED Awards 2021: Shortlists Announced

The NED Awards 2021 Shortlists by category have been announced.

Publication18/02/2021
“Boardroom inertia? A spotlight on the diversity of FTSE Small Cap and AIM listed company boards”

Company Matters has launched their second annual report on board diversity among the UK’s smaller listed companies.

Publication17/02/2021
The 2021 Edelman Trust Barometer

Startling findings in the 2021 Edelman Trust Barometer that tracks public trust. Business is now the only institution that is viewed as both ethical and competent.

News15/02/2021
Time for organisations to embrace vulnerability and tackle mental health

The mental health crisis, exacerbated by the pandemic, is a wakeup call for companies to be brave and vulnerable in how they prioritise building a culture of openness and care.

News13/02/2021
The Biggest Leadership Appointments of 2020

A BoardEx study of 10 top appointments in 2020 shows that all CEOs were male and only 30% of CFOs were women. It shows that trends are in line with recent headlines and reports.

Publication12/02/2021
Leadership in AI 2021: Boards, Barriers and New Beginnings

A lack of understanding of AI on boards will not only cause constraints but also significant risks for organisations. This is not an easy challenge but essential for building resilience and growth.

Publication11/02/2021
Managing the new political risk in the technology sector

Research into the new risks facing tech companies found that the top geopolitical threats are: economic nationalism, EU regulation, political uses, abuses and aftershocks of the pandemic.

Publication10/02/2021
Boards and Cybersecurity

Boards need to prepare for the rising cybersecurity threat since the start of the pandemic. Here are views from two leading cybersecurity experts around issues that are now deemed urgent.

News09/02/2021
Does a Ransomware Attack Constitute a Data Breach?

Ransomware has been around for many years but has recently become a big problem, according to Kroll. For the first time it is the most popular cyberattack with current ransoms reaching millions.

Publication08/02/2021
Virtual and augmented reality offer a new frontier for corporate reporting

The FRC Lab report, Virtual and Augmented Reality in corporate reporting, considers how virtual and augmented reality might be used to expand the scope and audience for corporate reporting.

News28/01/2021
Sustainability agreements: CMA issues information for businesses

The Competition and Markets Authority (‘CMA’) has issued information to help businesses achieve environmental sustainability goals whilst staying on the right side of competition law.

News27/01/2021
QCA Update: What Governance Committees do Small & Mid-Caps have?... and latest ESG Research

As part of their twice-yearly Small & Mid-Cap Sentiment Index with YouGov, the QCA gathered data on what governance committees smaller quoted companies have.

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