How sustainable are your company’s green credentials?

  “How many times and in what contexts do the words “green”, “eco” and “sustainable” appear in your company’s financial statements, press releases and marketing materials?” Although this question has probably not yet featured in a proposal for Directors & Officers liability insurance, it is one which external regulators and other stakeholders are examining with…

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The board journey to frame, implement and monitor purpose

The board journey to frame, implement and monitor purpose: best practices and lessons learned   In September 2022, NEDonBoard, together with Grant Thornton, hosted a hybrid session. We explored some board level perspectives, experiences, best practices, and lessons learned around purpose and strategy. We also covered the journey of framing, implementing, and monitoring purpose. Sarah Bell,…

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Fit-for-purpose: best practices to amend your articles of association

  Reviewing and amending articles of association: best practices and learnings from the NEDonBoard community In August 2022, NEDonBoard hosted a roundtable to draw on the experience of its community with regard to reviewing and amending articles of association. The discussion was chaired by Nicky Heathcote, portfolio NED and board chair.   Introduction Articles of…

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Greenwashing considerations for Boards

  In recent times many high-profile companies have appeared in the news due to allegations of greenwashing surrounding their Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) and sustainable products offering. Management teams and company Boards are today more than ever finding themselves under increasing pressure to justify their commitment to saving the planet, amid accusations of widespread…

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Preparing for non-executive director interviews

  On August 2022, NEDonBoard proposed a session on the non-executive director recruitment process, more specifically addressing the interview process. The online webinar was aimed at those growing a portfolio of roles, both aspiring and more experienced NEDs. Read on to find out the information and recommendations distilled throughout the session. You will dramatically increase…

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Your director responsibilities with regards to articles of association

Introduction The Companies Act 2006 requires newly formed companies to have a memorandum of association and articles of association. The memorandum of association sets up the company while the articles of association set out how the company is run, governed, and owned. The articles of association define the responsibilities and powers of the directors and…

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