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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Cherie Blair setting the scene of the NEDonBoard event

Human rights across the supply chain: an area of increased ESG focus for boards

Human rights across the supply chain: an area of ESG focus for boards and non-executive directors On 26th April 2022, NEDonBoard had the pleasure to host an esteemed panel to discuss human rights across supply chains, with the participation of Cherie Blair CBE QC. The event was hosted by Grant Thornton.   Guest speakers Cherie…

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Protecting human rights and the environment

Protecting human rights and the environment: essential ESG items on the board agenda when it comes to building sustainable supply chains Supply chain sustainability is critical to organisations doing business responsibly, solving societal challenges and protecting the planet. The legal landscape is evolving fast. This means that organisations of all sizes, across all industries will…

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Do UK boardrooms lack skills and diversity to meet today’s challenges?

  Written by Elise Perraud, NEDonBoard COO   The pandemic and its consequences on our ways of working, pressure to tackle climate change and social inequalities, call for greater diversity in the workplace are some of the challenges (and opportunities) that boards face. These challenges are fast evolving and require new leadership and specialist skills,…

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Matthew Vickers

Exploring the linkages between payment practices, stakeholder engagement, culture and ESG strategy

In this interview, Matt Vickers explains the insights that payment data provide into the depth of engagement with suppliers and breadth of strategic thinking around how organisations look at partnerships and building capabilities. Payment practices are an opportunity to have richer dialogs and relationships with the outside world.   Guest speaker Matt Vickers joined Ombudsman…

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Liz Barclay

Payment practices are part of your board ESG and culture agenda: expert interview

Payment practices are part of your board ESG and culture agenda Late payment practices have severe implications for the economy and its growth because they harm cashflows and hamper investments. They primarily impact small businesses. At a time of increased pressure to embrace the ESG framework and engage effectively with stakeholders, payment practices should be…

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Managing cyber risk to build resilient organisations

Managing cyber risk to build resilient organisations

What are the latest cyber security developments and their impact on your board responsibility?   On 19th October, NEDonBoard welcomed the National Cyber Security Centre and Claudia Natanson, Chair at UK Cyber Security Council, for an educational cyber session. We discussed latest developments and emerging trends, case studies of recent incidents and outlined relevant questions…

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Call to non-executive directors: 5 considerations for your 2022 board agenda

Call to non-executive directors: 5 considerations for your 2022 board agenda

Written by Karen Brice (Director at Grant Thornton LLP) In the current challenging environment, with the aftershocks of the last 18 months still being felt, what can boards do to ensure they are contributing more to support their organisations and stakeholders? Learning from the corporate decisions and actions taken during the pandemic will help us…

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Leveraging TCFD to embed climate into strategy

Written by Elise Perraud, NEDonBoard COO   In November 2020, the UK Government announced that climate risk reporting will become mandatory for large companies and financial institutions in the UK. The requirements already came into effect for some companies in 2021, using the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD). While the organisation on which…

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