Climate Change

Incorporating climate change into boards’ agenda

In May 2019, MPs approved a motion to declare an environment and climate emergency. In November 2019, the European Parliament approved a resolution declaring a climate and environmental emergency in Europe and globally. The statement came a few days before the opening of the UN COP25 Climate Change Conference in Madrid. Climate change represents a…

stakeholders

How effective engagement with your stakeholders can be a differentiator?

Stakeholder engagement is a core theme of the UK Corporate Governance Code and of the Wates Corporate Governance Principles for Large Private Companies. While stakeholder engagement has been embedded into section 172 of the Company Act 2006, it is The Companies (Miscellaneous Reporting) Regulations 2018 and the governance codes that have brought focus on stakeholder…

ESG in the boardroom

ESG in the boardroom

Today, stakeholders expect information on a company’s environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices. ESG is rising in importance on the board agenda and will be discussed more frequently in the coming years. While large and sophisticated companies are more advanced, ESG considerations may not have made the board agenda of smaller companies. All boards will…

Elizabeth Osta

Non-executive directors need to steer digital transformation with a comprehensive strategic approach that encompasses digital, data, IT and cyber security

Written by Elizabeth Osta Non-executive directors are faced with unprecedented change brought by the digital revolution. They are accountable for steering their companies in the right direction. Digital strategies are the key to unlock unprecedented growth and yet several studies point that most of the spend in digital is often going to waste and does…

non excutive director

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…