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.
The Risk Coalition launches new Risk Committee Self-Assessment Tool
The Risk Coalition launched its Risk Guidance Initiative in 2018 to meet the need for coherent, principles-based good practice guidance for board risk committees and risk functions within the UK financial services sector. The outcome of this work was ‘Raising The Bar’ published in December 2019.
NEDA co-founder aims to break trans-Atlantic rowing age record
One of NEDAs co-founders and current NED, Guy Rigby, will be taking part in the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge next year – the Challenge is a fundraising event which sees teams row non-stop across the 3,000-mile stretch of ocean between La Gomera (just off Tenerife) and Antigua.