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Optimising working capital – a ‘must’ for every business in the post-pandemic world

Even before COVID-19, growth in the global economy had slowed. The impact of the pandemic however has dramatically accelerated that trend as consumer spending has dropped and global trade reduced, with an expected surge in insolvencies and defaults globally. Through their global insolvency index, Insurer Euler Hermes estimates (COVID-19: Quarantined economics, March 23 2020) record high insolvencies…

The value of boards in times of change

The value of boards in times of change

  In October 2020, NEDonBoard co-hosted an event with TechManchester to discuss the value of boards in times of change. The conversation touched upon a number of business transformation topics such as growth, merger and acquisition, the COVID-19 pandemic, digital transformation, disruption and innovation. NEDonBoard thanks the panelists that shared their insights and experiences: Dianne…

K2 Integrity - Board strategies to navigate force majeure challenges during COVID-19

Board strategies to navigate force majeure challenges during COVID-19

  In the wake of the global pandemic, many organisations have turned their minds to the thorny question of force majeure. In this blog post, Joanne Taylor, managing director at K2 Integrity, explores the meaning and effect of force majeure in business relationships and the strategies that can be employed by boards to successfully navigate…

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Cybersecurity: responding to cyber incidents as a NED

Responding to cyber incidents, a NEDonBoard event, in partnership with the National Cyber Security Center and with the participation of Dr Budgie Dhanda, Co-Chair at UK Cyber Security Council Formation Project. Held in September 2020. Key insights and useful resources highlighted during the event are shared in this post, as well as a short recording…

Mitigating fraud risk in the wake of a global pandemic

  The 2008 financial crisis changed how organisations—and their boards—viewed risk mitigation. Now, as the global economy reels from a pandemic and seeks to return to normalcy, there is little question boards will need to keep risk mitigation top of mind, particularly as it relates to fraud. In times of economic stress, companies face heightened…

Cyber security in the time of COVID-19

2020 has been unprecedented year so far as organisations have had to adapt to social distancing and support new ways of working. The COVID-19 outbreak has dramatically increased home working, video conferencing and online operations, increasing the risk of Cyber attacks and has accelerated the digital transformation.

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Decision making crucial to navigating through times of uncertainty

The impact of COVID-19 is unprecedented. Most countries were not ready to deal with an event of this magnitude and most businesses could not have anticipated the social and economic upheaval that the pandemic has inflicted. In 2019’s Aon Global Risk Management Survey, the number one risk according to Risk Managers globally was seen as the…