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…

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,…

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…

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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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…

Attributes of effective director onboarding

NEDonBoard guidance on effective onboarding of newly appointed board director – Part 2

Written by Elise Perraud, NEDonBoard COO   Induction refers to the process of onboarding a new director on the board. The objective of the induction programme is to provide the newly appointed director with all the information that he/she needs to be effective in the role and contribute to the sustainable long-term success of the…