Artificial Intelligence and Boards: governance recommendations for greater positive impact

  The use of artificial intelligence (AI) is growing rapidly across the world, changing whole sectors, creating business opportunities and with the potential to drive economic growth and transform lives.  It can, however, cause damage and harm to organisations using it and wider society so it has to be effectively controlled and managed by all…

What are the skills demanded by companies for their non-executive directors?

  Non-executive directors are expected to have a range of skills and experiences that benefit the company they serve. Some of the key skills and attributes are commonly sought by organisations: Strategic thinking and decision-making: your ability to understand the company’s strategy and vision, and to provide constructive input and guidance to the board on…

Financial lines insurance market: 2023 predictions

  Financial lines insurance market: what you need to know as a NED in 2023 Navigating today’s business environment is a huge task. Tightening regulations, increasing class action litigation, emerging technologies and increasing level of public and government scrutiny are all challenges presented to directors and officers. There are also emerging risks such as increasingly…

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…

McGill and Parters

D&O insurance market: what you need to know in 2022

  A consistent theme running through our blogs on the subject of directors’ and officers’ liability insurance (D&O) has been the disconnect between non-executive directors as key end users of these policies and those responsible within the company for buying this insurance. This can lead to uncertainty and confusion in the event of a claim. We…

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…

NEDonBoard

Top risk exposures for boards

Written by Elise Perraud, NEDonBoard COO   In September, NEDonBoard, jointly with our partner McGill and Partners conducted a survey to identify sources of risk exposures and what they may translate into for non-executive directors and board members when it comes to personal liability risk.   What do you think you company’s biggest risk exposures…

How to protect yourself effectively against liability risk as a director?

How to protect yourself effectively against liability risk as a director?

How to protect yourself effectively against liability risk as a non-executive director and board member?   In October 2021, NEDonBoard and McGill and Partners co-hosted a session aimed at informing the board member community on the liability risks to which they are exposed as directors and on protection measures and strategies that they should implement.…