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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.

CMA Annual Plan 2020-21

The CMA welcomes your views on its priorities for the year ahead.

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is consulting on its Annual Plan for 2021/22, which sets out the proposed overall direction and main themes for the coming year. 

Fraud Risk Management and Internal Audit

Several high-profile and large-scale corporate fraud cases have made headlines in recent years. Investigations into a number of these frauds have identified that many of them took place over a significant period of time and often resulted in crippling impact to, and even the demise of, the victim organisations.

BoardEx: Global Gender Diversity Report

In its Global Gender Diversity Report, BoardEx found the rate of progress in increasing female participation at board level was uneven across different countries. 

Building more open business - How to support the progression of LGBTQ people to senior leadership positions

The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) and The Good Side are pleased to invite you to a Webinar for the launch of a new research report which explores how to support the progression of LGBTQ+ people to senior leadership positions.

Navigating the New World of Stakeholder Governance

Board Intelligence Board Report

Discussion on stakeholder governance is often a tussle between the good and the bad, the purpose-driven custodians of the future and the profit-driven old guard.

Institute of Business Ethics: Building the reporter experience into Speak Up arrangements

Staff willingness to speak up and bring ideas for innovation or raise concerns of misconduct in the workplace is a key facet of an open ethical culture in any organisation. But how easy is this in practice? Have you ever put yourself in the shoes of a ‘reporter’, and viewed it from their perspective?

Contemporary NED

This year’s Contemporary NED Event run by NEDA and Smith & Williamson, supported by EquityChair, sought to consider the development of the ‘digital board’ given the recent focus of attention on IT and digital matters.

Corporate Reputation and Covid-19: The Role of the Non-Executive Director

In the summer of 2020, the Non-Executive Directors’ Association (‘NEDA’) and Infinite Global, launched a new research initiative to obtain the opinions and experiences of Non-Executive Directors (‘NEDs’) regarding the impact of Covid-19 on corporate reputation.

Reporting in times of uncertainty – a look forward

With COVID-19 continuing to impact us all, many companies are facing a challenging year-end. While the uncertainty creates risks for annual reporting it also presents opportunities.

Tips to help companies make Section 172 statements more useful

The FRC Lab has published a set of tips intended to help companies consider what content to include in a Section 172 statement, how to present it and how to facilitate the process of preparing the statement.

S172: Why both letter & spirit take both mindset and toolset

The COVID-19 pandemic — and the short-term-focused crisis mode it demanded — is making extraordinary demands on business leaders. 

ESG, Board responsibility and the impact of Covid – Webinar output

NEDA and Eton Bridge Partners recently hosted a webinar in to discuss the growing importance of Environmental, Social and Governance (‘ESG’) on the Board agenda and how this has been impacted by Covid.

2020 Sustainability Board Report

The Sustainability Board Report aims to showcase different dimensions of good corporate governance and the importance of sustainable corporate leadership.

Eight Common Traps in Board Papers

In theory, the difficult bit about being a NED is supposed to be weighing the numerous, important and complex decisions that have to be taken, having first read the relevant, informative Board papers.

Measuring Stakeholder Capitalism Towards Common Metrics and Consistent Reporting of Sustainable Value Creation

At the 2020 World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting in Davos, 120 of the world’s largest companies supported efforts to develop a core set of common metrics and disclosures on non-financial factors for their investors and other stakeholders.

CMA Publishes new Competition Law Risk Guide - with focus on director disqualification

The Competition and Markets Authority (‘CMA’) have just published a new edition of their Competition Law Risk Guide, a joint publication with the Institute of Risk Management. This new edition has director disqualification as a leading theme.

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