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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.

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.

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. 

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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.

Emotional Intelligence and Leading Through Uncertainty

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

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. 

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.

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’

CMA: Promoting Competition Bulletin July 2020

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

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.

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.

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.

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