Grant Thornton

Environmental, social and governance (ESG): four key questions for NEDs

Environmental, social and governance (ESG) concerns have climbed up the corporate agenda in recent years. We take a look at four key considerations for NEDs on how to deliver effective challenge over ESG themes.   Fundamentally, ESG is about how organisations live their values. While this strengthens the core of every business, it is also…

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Payment practices: your board responsibilities

Payment practices: your board responsibilities

Written by Elise Perraud, NEDonBoard COO   What your payment practices tell your stakeholders about your culture and your ESG strategy. Your responsibilities as a non-executive director and board member to identify and address potential issues in the procurement and finance processes, payment practices and supplier relationships.   Companies’ payment practices came into the spotlight…

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McGill and Partners

Insights into the joint D&O insurance survey

  A big thank you to everyone who answered the 10 questions posed in the Directors’ and Officers’ (D&O) insurance survey which McGill and Partners and NEDonBoard ran jointly in February and March 2021.   The results from well over 150 responses offered a fascinating insight into the entirely understandable scope for confusion and uncertainty…

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Mark Cardale

Understanding the role of the charity trustee (part 2)

  Joining a charity board and understanding the charity trustee role For someone joining a charity board for the first time, as a step in a career which may not be exclusively dedicated to the work of the particular charity or others operating in similar fields, the mixed composition of trustee boards (often including those…

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Stakeholder engagement: clients and customers

Stakeholder engagement: clients and customers

In March 2021, NEDonBoard put customer experience (CX) and stakeholder management at the front and centre of its session. Engaging effectively with stakeholders, of whom clients and customers are an essential group for most organisations, has become business critical, even more so with the global pandemic and the acceleration of digital transformation. Mike Ashton and…

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The Board’s Role in Strategy

The board’s role in strategy

Written by Steven Münchenberg  “No battle plan ever survives contact with the enemy.” “Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the mouth.” Whether your preferred quote comes from a Prussian general or an American boxer, every board is surely feeling the truth of these words. The pandemic has meant strategies have been thrown into disarray…

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Cyber incident preparedness and response

Cyber incident preparedness and response

On 16th March 2021, NEDonBoard hosted a cyber security event, focused on cyber preparedness and incident response. We welcomed back the National Cyber Security Center, with whom we organised 4 events in 2020. Insights from NEDs and subject matter experts, Jacob Abboud and Richard Preece complemented the NCSC presentation.   Guest speakers The National Cyber…

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Vestd - Why it may be beneficial for SME to give shares for NEDs

Why it may be beneficial for SME NEDs to have real ‘skin in the game’ in the form of shares or options

Non-executive director remuneration: pros and cons of remuneration with equity or options   Do you have a stake in your company? As a non-executive director, you’ll know that NEDs contribute so much to the delivery of a company’s mission. Given NEDs’ substantial and measurable contribution, should they consider holding shares or options as part of…

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