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…

The non-executive director recruitment process and the role of headhunters

The non-executive director recruitment process and the role of headhunters. Positioning for NED roles and working with executive search firms On 5th April 2022, NEDonBoard invited three of its members to offer insights on the non-executive recruitment process, advice the audience on how to position themselves for non-executive director roles and engage with executive search…

Adding a non-executive role to a pension scheme trustee portfolio

  What are the differences between pension trustee and NED? Can a pension trustee be a non-executive director? In this blog article, NEDonBoard explores the role of the pension scheme trustee and outlines the similarities between the roles of pension scheme trustee and non-executive director. Both roles sit well in a portfolio of board positions.…

Decisive boardroom actions in a geopolitical crisis

Decisive boardroom actions in a geopolitical crisis

  The NEDonBoard community has been shocked by the decision of Russia to invade Ukraine.   Taking actions as non-executive directors and board members As NEDs and board members, you are responsible for taking decisive actions that are reflective of the values, principles, and ethics of the organization(s) on which board you serve and that…

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Harnessing the power of coaching to deliver greater outcomes as board directors

The benefits of expanding your non-executive director bandwidth One of the challenges non-executive directors face is finding that sweet spot where textbook good practice meets experience, and then has to be pragmatically applied within their organisation. The problem lies in the way we’ve been conditioned to operate: linear, rational, predictable processes dominate board discussions, at…

Why you, like NEDonBoard, should sign the Better Business Act

Why you, like NEDonBoard, should sign the Better Business Act

Written by Elise Perraud, NEDonBoard COO NEDonBoard joined the coalition supporting the Better Business Act whose objective is to amend section 172 of the Companies Act to ensure that every organisation puts balancing people, profit and planet at the center of the purpose and responsibility of their directors. This ethos is embraced within the modern…

The climate reporting TCFD framework explained

The Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) framework explained

In September 2021, NEDonBoard welcomed excellent panelists to provide an educational session on the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) framework.   Guest speakers Martin Skancke advises sovereign wealth funds on investment and governance issues and is Chair of the Principles of Responsible Investment (PRI). He is a Board member at Storebrand ASA, Storebrand…

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Five questions for NEDs to consider when evaluating a board role

  What goes through your mind when applying for board roles? It depends of course where you are in your NED career, but thinking beyond the due diligence, what should you be researching? Keep reading to find out how can you ensure a rich conversation at interview stage to find out what you want to…