Corporate governance is no longer just a nice-to-have. Transparency, ethics, compliance – these are the yardsticks clients and prospects use to measure your firm against its competitors.
For small businesses, though, the costs associated with corporate governance can seem prohibitive. Although with ..
At the start of 2018, we looked at why the board is crucial for the success of your digital transformation projects.
As we approach the end of the year, we look more deeply into what exactly this means. Who do you need on your board for digital success, and what actions do they need to take?
Corporate governance is one of the key areas of focus for today’s board.
With growing attention on firms’ ethics, more transparency than ever and an ever-increasing list of regulations to comply with, governance and compliance take up a lot of the board’s time.
But compliance can be costly. What if..
This month saw the publication of a new report looking at Improving gender balance in FTSE Leadership.
The report is the third released as part of the Hampton-Alexander Review, an independent review body which works to increase the number of women on FTSE 350 boards.
It captures data on over 23,000 ..
In recent years, the use of digital solutions in the boardroom has mushroomed.
The evolution and widespread adoption of technology like iPads, the drive for greater corporate governance and directors’ desires for user-friendly meeting papers have propelled the growth of board portals as a means of d..
An increasing number of organisations are using board portals to manage their board pack production process.
The benefits of portals are well-documented: more professional board packs; more efficient processes; lower costs.
The article looks at some of the traps once-successful firms can fall into – despite the best leadership, cutting-edge products or services, and ranks of expert advisers..
We look back at the company’s birth and evolution, and explore the secrets of staying power in the ever-changing board portal provider market.
Earlier this month, the Financial Conduct Authority, Prudential Regulation Authority and the Bank of England published a discussion paper on Building the UK Financial Sector’s Operational Resilience.
The paper explores how boards and senior management should work to minimise the risk of disruption t..
An article in Forbes magazine last week interviewed executive coach and mentor Kevin Sharer, asking him about his experience of working with senior executives.
Among the topics of discussion, he shared what he believes are the five most common mistakes made by directors.
CEOs may have significant resources at their disposal. They may wield influence and power. But one thing all CEOs are short of is time.
A new study, published in Harvard Business Review, aims to explore how CEOs spend their time, how this compares to others, and what this means for their effectivene..
This week, the Financial Reporting Council published a consultation on corporate governance principles for large private companies.
We examine what the principles propose, and how they might affect boards of large corporates.
We all know there’s an imbalance when it comes to the gender split of boards.
Although it’s recognised that a female perspective is a valuable addition to a board of directors, and that having diverse viewpoints is a plus, directors mostly persist in appointing new members in their own image – large..
25 May 2018. #GDPRday.
After months of preparation and discussion, it’s finally here. Today the General Data Protection Regulation comes into force.
The regulation now becomes ‘business as usual’. So, what does it actually mean?
Organisations in all sectors are increasing their use of board portals to improve governance, save money and improve the information they provide to their directors.
But all portals are not created equal. If you are looking to invest in a portal or change your current solution, we share some tips th..