Non executive director

How to recalibrate in a crisis

This week, NEDonBoard is pleased to publish an article written by Michael McQueen about leveraging the Covid-19 crisis to re-calibrate and clarify the fundamentals of the business on which you serve as of non-executive directors and board members.   In the last few weeks, it has seemed that every day has brought yet another piece…

Letter from the NEDonBoard executive team to the NEDonBoard community

Letter from the NEDonBoard executive team to the NEDonBoard community   Dear NEDonBoard members and subscribers,   NEDonBoard has been on the front-foot of the Coronavirus outbreak: we attribute it to the strength and diversity of our team. In the past week, NEDonBoard has adjusted its event programme, adding webinars and online content as well…

non excutive director

The Parker Review recommendations to increase the representation of under-represented groups, and ours

  On 5th February 2020, the Parker Review published a progress report on the representation of ethnic minorities on FTSE boards. It says that there has been some but limited progress in increasing the representation of people of colour (also referred as BAME in this article) in UK boardrooms and that meeting the target of…

Climate Change

Incorporating climate change into boards’ agenda

In May 2019, MPs approved a motion to declare an environment and climate emergency. In November 2019, the European Parliament approved a resolution declaring a climate and environmental emergency in Europe and globally. The statement came a few days before the opening of the UN COP25 Climate Change Conference in Madrid. Climate change represents a…

ESG in the boardroom

ESG in the boardroom

Today, stakeholders expect information on a company’s environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices. ESG is rising in importance on the board agenda and will be discussed more frequently in the coming years. While large and sophisticated companies are more advanced, ESG considerations may not have made the board agenda of smaller companies. All boards will…