The Board’s Role in Strategy

The board’s role in strategy

Written by Steven Münchenberg  “No battle plan ever survives contact with the enemy.” “Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the mouth.” Whether your preferred quote comes from a Prussian general or an American boxer, every board is surely feeling the truth of these words. The pandemic has meant strategies have been thrown into disarray…

Diversity

Building an internal pipeline through trustee and NED roles to increase diversity in the boardroom

  Addressing the under-representation of ethnic minorities in UK boardrooms through building a strong and diverse executive pipeline Boards and non-executive directors have a key role to play in building more diverse and inclusive environments and workforces that are representative of society. When it comes more diverse and inclusive boardroom, NEDs, chairs and members of…

Rethinking the board's recruitment process for better diversity

Rethinking the board recruitment process to increase diversity in the boardroom

Addressing board diversity through rethinking the board appointment process Boards and non-executive directors have a key role to play in building more diverse and inclusive environments and workforces that are representative of society. When it comes to more diverse and inclusive boardroom, NEDs, chairs and members of nominations committees are responsible for increasing the representation…

Non executive director

ESG: the NEDonBoard roadmap to start your journey

  The importance of ESG (environmental, social and governance) issues has gained recognition in the past few years. Driven by pressure from investors and regulators, FTSE boards tend to be more advanced than boards of medium-sized businesses when it comes to ESG. But as expectations from customers and other stakeholders are increasing (and the COVID-19…

NED Diversity

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: making your board count

  Recent national and international events indicate that significantly greater progress in our society is needed to tackle inequality and discrimination. Despite an ethnically diverse workforce across most NHS organisations, staff from ethnic backgrounds are still more likely to experience discrimination, bullying, harassment, and abuse, and less likely than white colleagues to reach positions of…

6 ways NEDs can address Culture, Diversity & Inclusion right now in their workforce and in the boardroom

  Boards and non-executive directors have a key role to play to help organisations build more diverse and inclusive environments and workforces that are representative of society. NEDs, Chairs and Nominations Committees have a role to play to increase the representation of under-represented groups in the boardroom, including professionals from BAME backgrounds. In this blog,…

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…