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…

Protecting human rights and the environment

Protecting human rights and the environment: essential ESG items on the board agenda when it comes to building sustainable supply chains Supply chain sustainability is critical to organisations doing business responsibly, solving societal challenges and protecting the planet. The legal landscape is evolving fast. This means that organisations of all sizes, across all industries will…

Supply chain risks: What could ongoing supply chain changes mean for NEDs?

Three ways non-executive directors can help the board to manage supply chain risks and consequences Are human rights, slavery and supply chain issues inextricably linked, or are they separate to each other? Where do distinctions need to be drawn and what are the big issues to worry about? This is a complex area that requires…

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Do UK boardrooms lack skills and diversity to meet today’s challenges?

  Written by Elise Perraud, NEDonBoard COO   The pandemic and its consequences on our ways of working, pressure to tackle climate change and social inequalities, call for greater diversity in the workplace are some of the challenges (and opportunities) that boards face. These challenges are fast evolving and require new leadership and specialist skills,…

Matthew Vickers

Exploring the linkages between payment practices, stakeholder engagement, culture and ESG strategy

In this interview, Matt Vickers explains the insights that payment data provide into the depth of engagement with suppliers and breadth of strategic thinking around how organisations look at partnerships and building capabilities. Payment practices are an opportunity to have richer dialogs and relationships with the outside world.   Guest speaker Matt Vickers joined Ombudsman…

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…

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Leveraging TCFD to embed climate into strategy

Written by Elise Perraud, NEDonBoard COO   In November 2020, the UK Government announced that climate risk reporting will become mandatory for large companies and financial institutions in the UK. The requirements already came into effect for some companies in 2021, using the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD). While the organisation on which…

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Diversity Matters in the Boardroom

Today, NEDonBoard is hosting its annual conference, Tomorrow’s Business: Tomorrow’s Board. In organising the conference, we made the choice to feature a Culture and Leadership panel to discuss once again the importance of achieving diversity in the boardroom. Diversity takes many forms and UK boards have room for improvement to achieve broader representation in the…

Boardroom culture and ethical leadership are fundamental to sustainable long-term success: your responsibilities as non-executive directors

Culture and ethics in the boardroom: the ethical compass of the company Your role as a non-executive director and board members   Business scandals and corporate collapses may be the direct result of poor ethics. Each scandal leads to a call for a higher standard of business ethics, further regulations and training in ethics. It…