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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.

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.

Willis Towers Watson D&O Market Update

Willis Towers Watson have recently released their latest D&O Market Update.

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.

NEDTalk Podcast from Graham Durgan, NEDA Chairman

In a two-part podcast conversation session with former regulator Lucy McClements, Graham Durgan outlines his thoughts on the current NED scene.

NEDs and Boards… the lessons learnt and next steps coming out of the current crisis

NEDA and Willis Towers Watson hosted an on-line Webinar to consider how boards have coped in the current environment, especially considering how life might look post Covid-19. 

Chapter Zero launches its new ‘Principles and frameworks for climate change strategy and action’

Over the past month many business and public sector leaders have added their voices to the call to create a green recovery and put tackling climate change firmly on to the post Covid-19 agenda. 

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’.

Pharma company director disqualified for competition law breaches

The Competition & Markets Authority (CMA) has secured the disqualification of pharmaceutical company director Amit Patel after he admitted his role in arrangements that broke competition law.

How the CFO enables the board’s success during COVID-19 and beyond

“The word ‘crisis’ has two meanings, one being ‘danger’ and the other being ‘chance.’ Today’s CFO must consider both.”

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’).

Government introduces legislation to relieve burden on businesses and support economic recovery

The UK Government has introduced the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill (the ‘Bill’) in Parliament, which will put in place a series of measures to amend insolvency and company law to support business to address the challenges resulting from the impact of coronavirus (COVID-19).

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.

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