Covid19 - Crisis Leadership and Back to Work
The global coronavirus pandemic has impacted workforces in different ways in each sector. As many global businesses now navigate plans to safely return their employees to the workplace, we are faced with a web of interconnected issues and variations across jurisdictions.
BoardEx Global Diversity Report shows there is still more to do in the boardroom…
BoardEx have published a report that is a comparative study of global gender diversity across the major global indices. It looks at the performance of the corporations that make up the principal global equity indices at an aggregate level and evaluates progress on increasing female participation at the board, executive director and non-executive director levels.
A Guide to Virtual Board Meetings
Board meetings have been run in a variety of physical locations, including an increasing number via conference call or video conferencing arrangements. However, since March 2020 the ‘new normal’ has been to hold virtual meetings, which brings new challenges and new demands.
Corporate Reputation and the NED Now
Reputation is considered to be the level of trust, admiration and respect stakeholders have of an organisation. It is driven by various factors, from financial performance to customer service, and is critical to the long-term success and sustainability of a business.
Investors expect timely and clear disclosures
In these times of unparalleled economic uncertainty, investors are calling for clear and timely disclosures from companies, including any going concern considerations, to help them identify those companies which need the most attention and support.
Why ‘Black Lives Matter’ must be an issue for UK Boardrooms
In February 2020, an update from the Parker Review – a government-backed report into Ethnic Diversity in Boardrooms of UK-listed companies – showed that people of colour held only 178 or 6.8% of 2,625 director positions across the FTSE 350 index.
In the COVID-19 crisis, diversity and inclusion matter more than ever
For business executives the world over, the COVID-19 pandemic is proving to be one of the greatest leadership tests of their careers. Not only must they protect the health of their employees and customers, they must also navigate far-reaching disruption to their operations, plan for recovery, and prepare to reimagine their business models for the ‘next normal’.
QCA 2020 Non-Executive Directors Survey
The Quoted Companies Alliance (‘QCA’) have surveyed small and mid-sized quoted companies and their advisor firms to find out a raft of information on Non-Executive Directors (‘NEDs’).
New Board Director’s Programme – e-Learning Tool
The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales (‘ICAEW’) has launched a new Board Director's e-learning Programme in collaboration with NEDA. The Programme provides board directors with an engaging online learning programme that helps you build presence and influence at board level, and supports individuals through a series of exercises to identify both strengths and development needs.