How boards can help build a healthy hybrid culture

The fixed hybrid working debate is moving on towards a more hybrid culture mindset. We look at why this helps businesses and suggest four ways boards can support the leadership team to make the change. ‘Hybrid cultures’ is a term that is starting to gain momentum as hybrid working continues to evolve, and that requires…

Nkemdilim Uwaje Begho interview for NEDonBoard

Expert interview: international perspective on the NED role

In May 2022, NEDonBoard interviewed Nigeria-based CEO and portfolio NED Nkemdilim Uwaje Begho, bringing an international and African perspectives on the non-executive director role. NEDonBoard COO, Elise Perraud, facilitated the conversation and drew a number of similarities between NED roles, governance practices and hot board topics across jurisdictions.   Nkemdilim Uwaje Begho: biography Nkemdilim Uwaje…

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…

Supply chain risks: What could ongoing supply chain changes mean for NEDs?

Three ways non-executive directors can help the board to manage supply chain risks and consequences Are human rights, slavery and supply chain issues inextricably linked, or are they separate to each other? Where do distinctions need to be drawn and what are the big issues to worry about? This is a complex area that requires…

NEDonBoard

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…

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…