World Economic Forum: The Future of the Corporation
The challenges the world faces from the COVID-19 pandemic, and the underlying trends of worsening inequality and climate crisis, are presenting leaders with some of the most severe business, economic and social challenges in decades.
Climate Change Committee: The role of business in delivering the UK’s Net Zero ambition
In order to achieve Net Zero emissions in the UK by the year 2050, major transformation will be needed across all parts of society. The UK Government must set the frameworks for the transition, the private sector must invest and transform their business models, citizens must make low-carbon choices, and the third sector will challenge and support all groups to go further and faster.
BoardEx: Representing wider society in business
Until recently, the main focus in terms of board diversity for many organisations was on gender balance, its profile elevated by government support for a more equal balance.
Clear information from data providers such as BoardEx has also helped raise visibility and increase transparency of gender balance through global reports on gender diversity and leadership diversity.
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.
Willis Towers Watson Essential Guide to D&O Insurance
Willis Towers Watson have published a new Essential Guide to Directors & Officers (‘D&O’) Insurance.
Directors have always been bound by many duties arising under jurisdictional laws. The difference in today’s world is that stakeholders have far greater forms of remedy against directors and there is an increased willingness to pursue claims against them.
Net-Zero and the Boardroom: An opportunity for change
Across our executive network, Eton Bridge Partners is connected to a number of carbon agenda experts, all of whom have played leading roles within global companies or advise boardrooms on this increasingly prominent issue. In this article Ivan Bates, Associate Partner in the
Board Practice speaks to two of these individuals to explore the practicalities of carbon reduction, and how the boardroom will need to adapt to the changes.
Cyber Security Toolkit for Boards
The National Cyber Security Centre have published a Cyber Security Toolkit for Boards
The vast majority of organisations in the UK rely on digital technology to function.
Good cyber security protects that ability to function and ensures organisations can exploit the opportunities that technology brings.
Guide: How to become a Charity Trustee
‘This guide is invaluable in helping you understand the skills you have to offer, so you can find the right role as a trustee. Becoming a trustee can feel like a lot of responsibility, but it’s a brilliant feeling knowing you really are contributing where it’s needed.’
Becoming a Charity Trustee allows you to give back to a cause that you care passionately about while gaining new skills, confidence and connections.
An Executive’s Guide to AI
Staying ahead in the accelerating artificial-intelligence race requires executives to make nimble, informed decisions about where and how to employ AI in their business. One way to prepare to act quickly: know the AI essentials presented in this guide.
Global Technology Governance Report 2021
The emerging technologies of the Fourth Industrial Revolution have a vital role to play as we recover from the COVID-19 pandemic and rebuild our economies. While these technologies can help drive enormous social breakthroughs and economic value, they can also potentially be misused.