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Our insights section brings together a summary of key news articles, publications and thought leadership for our membership produced and compiled by NEDA and our key Sponsors and Partners.

News17/10/2018
MOTION CARRIED AT THE 2018 NED DEBATE

The 2018 NED Debate hosted by Smith & Williamson and chaired by Barry Gamble took place on Thursday 16 October 2018.  The motion was carried, despite a 10% swing to the opposing side.

News11/10/2018
2019 NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR AWARDS: NOMINATIONS NOW OPEN!

The Non-Executive Director Awards, now in their thirteenth year, recognise the achievements of Non-Executive Directors within the business and not-for-profit community. NEDA worked with Peel Hunt to establish the Awards and has been a lead sponsor of the event for each of the 13 years since 2006.

News28/09/2018
New AIM Rules for Companies come into force

The QCA has published a list of resources to help individuals ensure that their companies are prepared for the new AIM rules that have come into force today, 28th September 2018.

Publication28/09/2018
Board Diversity Reporting - September 2018

Research conducted for the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) by the University of Exeter Business School shows that only 15% of FTSE100 companies fully complied with the UK Corporate Governance Code’s provision on diversity reporting by describing their policy on diversity, the process for board appointments, their objectives for implementing the policy, and progress on achieving them.

Publication28/09/2018
Board Diversity Reporting September 2018

Research conducted for the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) by the University of Exeter Business School shows that only 15% of FTSE100 companies fully complied with the UK Corporate Governance Code’s provision on diversity reporting by describing their policy on diversity, the process for board appointments, their objectives for implementing the policy, and progress on achieving them.

News27/09/2018
THE ROLE OF THE NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR - BLOG POST FOR THE ASSOCIATION OF CORPORATE TREASURERS

NEDA CEO, Louis Cooper, writes a blog post for The Association of Corporate Treasurers (ACT) on the role of the Non-Executive Director.

Publication20/09/2018
Ethics at Work 2018 Survey of Employees UK

This report takes a deeper look at data from the IBE’s 2018 European Ethics at Work survey  and focuses on the responses from UK employees.  This UK report is the first of these country specific reports which provides real insight into employees’ views on ethics across all sectors and job roles. The report also examines the impact of formal ethics programmes on embedding ethical values into organisational culture and influencing behaviour.

News12/09/2018
Nothing Ventured Nothing Gained - 10 Q’s to Ask Your Lawyer When Embarking on a Joint Venture

Joint ventures have a lot of appeal and for good reason. When businesses join forces they can pool goods, services and funds to help them innovate and achieve commercial success that they couldn’t otherwise do alone. This is especially true for smaller businesses looking to establish themselves or expand.

News16/08/2018
Frc News Blog: What Neds Can Add to Family Businesses

Elizabeth Bagger, Executive Director of the Institute for Family Businesses has written a blog for the Financial Reporting Council identifying what NEDS can add to Family Businesses.

News08/08/2018
Open Cma Consultation: Revised Guidance on Competition Disqualification Orders

The CMA is consulting on revised guidance for director disqualification orders in competition cases. This consultation closes at 5pm on 13 September 2018

Publication01/08/2018
The Independent Voice - Corporate Reputation and The Role of the NED

New research released by the Non-Executive Directors’ Association (NEDA) and international communications firm Infinite Global has shed a new light on the ‘pivotal’ role that Non-Executive Directors’ (NEDs) can and should play in the reputation management of modern, 21stCentury organisations.

Publication20/07/2018
FRC Guidance on Board Effectiveness

The FRC has released the 2018 Guidance on Board Effectiveness, to be used by companies alongside the 2018 UK Corporate Governance Code.  Both will be effective from 1st January 2019.

Publication19/07/2018
UK Corporate Governance Code

The FRC has released the 2018 UK Corporate Governance Code which puts the relationships between companies, shareholders and stakeholders at the heart of long-term sustainable growth in the UK economy. The new shorter, sharper Code is the product of extensive consultation.   

Publication14/05/2018
Activism hits the UK....is your board ready? Post Event Briefing Document

This briefing document highlights the main discussion areas from the Shareholder Activism event, held in collaboration with Hogan Lovells & Boudicca on 17th April 2018.

Publication25/04/2018
The New World of MIFID II - Unintended Consequences

The QCA / Peel Hunt Mid & Small Cap Investor Survey 2018 brings together the views of 100 UK-based fund managers with a small and mid-size company focus.

News11/04/2018
New Institute of Business Ethics Board Briefing

Never has the role of the Remuneration Committee member involved keeping up to date with so many developments....

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