Stakeholder engagement: employees

“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 adapted. This has significant implications for employee engagement and wellbeing in the short and longer term”,  Mandy Clarke, portfolio non-executive…

Non-executive directors

Payment practices: your board responsibilities

Written by Elise Perraud   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 after the…

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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…

Why it may be beneficial for SME NEDs to have real ‘skin in the game’ in the form of shares or options

Written by Ifty Nasir   Do you have a stake in your company? As a non-executive director, you’ll know that NEDs contribute so much to the delivery of a company’s mission. Given NEDs’ substantial and measurable contribution, should they consider holding shares or options as part of their reward alongside a day rate?   It…