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…

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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…

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…

Supplier relationships and Procurement processes Roundtable

Supplier relationships and procurement processes

Agenda Supply chain and operational resilience  What discussions and debates have your boards had to discuss supply chain and operational resilience? How can a board improve its operational resilience through the supply chain? What has been the impact of the pandemic on board discussions and debates? What themes, risks and opportunities have emerged as a…

Embedding ESG into strategy Co-hosted with Grant Thornton

Embedding ESG into strategy

In June 2021, NEDonBoard, together with Grant Thornton, hosted an educational event aiming at defining ESG and providing insights into embedding ESG into strategy. Darshita Gillies, portfolio board member and founder and CEO of impact platform Maanch, contributed her expertise and experience to the discussion.   Guest speakers Steve Holt is a partner in Grant…

Stakeholder engagement: employees

Employee and workforce engagement: the role of the board and the non-executives

In May 2021, NEDonBoard invited an exceptionally talented panel to uncover board best practices with regards to employee engagement.   “Employee engagement is increasingly a hot topic in the boardroom and many leaders know that high levels of engagement influences customer satisfaction. The pandemic has changed ways of working and many organisational practices have been…

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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…

Stakeholder engagement: clients and customers

Stakeholder engagement: clients and customers

In March 2021, NEDonBoard put customer experience (CX) and stakeholder management at the front and centre of its session. Engaging effectively with stakeholders, of whom clients and customers are an essential group for most organisations, has become business critical, even more so with the global pandemic and the acceleration of digital transformation. Mike Ashton and…