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Environmental, social and governance (ESG): four key questions for NEDs

Environmental, social and governance (ESG) concerns have climbed up the corporate agenda in recent years. We take a look at four key considerations for NEDs on how to deliver effective challenge over ESG themes.   Fundamentally, ESG is about how organisations live their values. While this strengthens the core of every business, it is also…

Payment practices: your board responsibilities

Payment practices: your board responsibilities

Written by Elise Perraud, NEDonBoard COO   What your payment practices tell your stakeholders about your culture and your ESG strategy. Your responsibilities as a non-executive director and board member to identify and address potential issues in the procurement and finance processes, payment practices and supplier relationships.   Companies’ payment practices came into the spotlight…

The Board’s Role in Strategy

The board’s role in strategy

Written by Steven Münchenberg  “No battle plan ever survives contact with the enemy.” “Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the mouth.” Whether your preferred quote comes from a Prussian general or an American boxer, every board is surely feeling the truth of these words. The pandemic has meant strategies have been thrown into disarray…

Vestd - Why it may be beneficial for SME to give shares for NEDs

Why it may be beneficial for SME NEDs to have real ‘skin in the game’ in the form of shares or options

Non-executive director remuneration: pros and cons of remuneration with equity or options   Do you have a stake in your company? As a non-executive director, you’ll know that NEDs contribute so much to the delivery of a company’s mission. Given NEDs’ substantial and measurable contribution, should they consider holding shares or options as part of…

The implications for corporate governance of CEO emotions

The implications for corporate governance of CEO emotions

In this blog, NEDonBoard publishes the findings of the survey performed by one of its valued members, Andrew Manning on CEO’s emotions and what it means for board decision-making and business governance.   Introduction Corporate governance is the system through which directors, or trustees, direct and control an organisation, and, increasingly, obtain assurance that the…

Gender diversity and balance in UK boardrooms: celebrate progress but remain alert

Gender diversity and balance in UK boardrooms: celebrate progress but remain alert

Written by Elise Perraud, NEDonBoard COO The 2020 Hampton-Alexander report evidenced progress in achieving higher representation of women on boards and female directors but there are 5 reasons why board members and NEDs should remain alert.   Fifth and final Hampton-Alexander Review The 2020 report of the Hampton-Alexander Review was published end of February. This…

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…

Cyber Security for SMEs

Cyber Security for SMEs

In December 2020, NEDonBoard welcomed Hannah H. and Chris from the National Cyber Security Center and Jason Hart, cyber subject matter expert.   The National Cyber Security Centre is an organisation of the United Kingdom Government and the UK’s independent authority on cyber security. They help to make the UK the safest place to live and work…