New Year 2021 boardroom reflections

New Year 2021 boardroom reflections

Written by Elise Perraud, NEDonBoard COO NEDonBoard in association with Resilient Corporates conducted a boardroom reflections survey, opened for input in December 2020 and January 2021. In this blog, we share the survey findings. Over 500 business leaders contributed to the survey and the NEDonBoard community represented 12% of participants. NEDonBoard responses are broadly in…

Michael Bartholomeusz

NED diversity and inclusion in privately owned firms

  The focus on boardroom diversity has, to date, concentrated on publicly quoted companies, for example: the Hampton-Alexander Review on gender, the Parker Review on ethnicity, and Legal & General Investment Management’s recent statement on voting intentions. However, there are around three million active companies in the UK, with which are associated the vast majority…

Diversity

Building an internal pipeline through trustee and NED roles to increase diversity in the boardroom

  Addressing the under-representation of ethnic minorities in UK boardrooms through building a strong and diverse executive pipeline Boards and non-executive directors have a key role to play in building more diverse and inclusive environments and workforces that are representative of society. When it comes more diverse and inclusive boardroom, NEDs, chairs and members of…

Rethinking the board's recruitment process for better diversity

Rethinking the board recruitment process to increase diversity in the boardroom

Addressing board diversity through rethinking the board appointment process Boards and non-executive directors have a key role to play in building more diverse and inclusive environments and workforces that are representative of society. When it comes to more diverse and inclusive boardroom, NEDs, chairs and members of nominations committees are responsible for increasing the representation…

Black History Month 2020

Black History Month 2020

  Acknowledging that UK boardrooms are not representative of their workforce, and even less society from an ethnic perspective Boards and non-executive directors have a key role to play in building more diverse and inclusive environments and workforces that are representative of society. When it comes to more diverse and inclusive boardroom, NEDs, chairs and…

Non executive director

ESG: the NEDonBoard roadmap to start your journey

  The importance of ESG (environmental, social and governance) issues has gained recognition in the past few years. Driven by pressure from investors and regulators, FTSE boards tend to be more advanced than boards of medium-sized businesses when it comes to ESG. But as expectations from customers and other stakeholders are increasing (and the COVID-19…

Non executive director

Cognitive diversity and its value to risk oversight and management

This blog features a conversation between Bryan Foss, a co-founder of the Risk Coalition and a non-executive director and Dr Roger Miles, a researcher and author on human-factor risks, improvement of conduct and related controls. This article should be read in conjunction with the highlights of the Diversity in Risk Thinking event organised by NEDonBoard…

NED Diversity

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: making your board count

  Recent national and international events indicate that significantly greater progress in our society is needed to tackle inequality and discrimination. Despite an ethnically diverse workforce across most NHS organisations, staff from ethnic backgrounds are still more likely to experience discrimination, bullying, harassment, and abuse, and less likely than white colleagues to reach positions of…

6 ways NEDs can address Culture, Diversity & Inclusion right now in their workforce and in the boardroom

  Boards and non-executive directors have a key role to play to help organisations build more diverse and inclusive environments and workforces that are representative of society. NEDs, Chairs and Nominations Committees have a role to play to increase the representation of under-represented groups in the boardroom, including professionals from BAME backgrounds. In this blog,…