How boards can help build a healthy hybrid culture

The fixed hybrid working debate is moving on towards a more hybrid culture mindset. We look at why this helps businesses and suggest four ways boards can support the leadership team to make the change. ‘Hybrid cultures’ is a term that is starting to gain momentum as hybrid working continues to evolve, and that requires…

Digital transformation: an overview for board members from a CIO

  What is digital transformation? Digital transformation certainly isn’t taking existing business processes and automating them; that is called workflow or process automation. Similarly, it isn’t simply the migration of old systems to new(er) systems. Both activities may have a value but aren’t as beneficial to the business as digital transformation.   Digital Transformation involves…

Sanctions – Getting Compliance Right: Why Boards Should Care

The ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine has led to an unprecedented international response, including the sanctioning of Russian entities and individuals in a bid to weaken the Putin regime. The speed, scope, and complexity of these sanctions pose a significant challenge to businesses and organisations as they attempt to successfully navigate compliance obligations. All sectors…

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…

The non-executive director recruitment process and the role of headhunters

The non-executive director recruitment process and the role of headhunters. Positioning for NED roles and working with executive search firms On 5th April 2022, NEDonBoard invited three of its members to offer insights on the non-executive recruitment process, advice the audience on how to position themselves for non-executive director roles and engage with executive search…

A non-executive portfolio combining trustee and NED roles

  Insights with portfolio non-executive director and NEDonBoard member Alison Graham   In this blog article, NEDonBoard explores the role of a trustee and outlines the similarities between a trustee role and non-executive director role. Elise Perraud interviewed Alison Graham to assess her personal views on the opportunity for, for example, a pension scheme trustee…