Board Perspectives Library

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  • 163
    May 11, 2023
    The increasing complexity of the legal and regulatory landscape is challenging the board’s fiduciary duties. Emerging trends ushering in a call for fairness and transparency should be of paramount importance to directors. Boardroom agendas cover an array of topics but no matter the issue, there are important underpinnings to board oversight and…
  • 162
    April 13, 2023
    As a term in business, “agile” is typically used to refer to a project management methodology, especially for software development. But there is a different, more strategic connotation of agility that merits close attention by boards as markets evolve.
  • 161
    March 9, 2023
    Today’s unprecedented pace of disruptive innovation in the market and conflicting demands of multiple stakeholders are creating relentless pressure on the CEO. Is the board contributing to the CEO’s performance and ability to function? So, what should board members do to fulfill their responsibilities to shareholders as they assist the CEO in…
  • 160
    February 8, 2023
    A global survey conducted online during the September/October time frame by Protiviti and NC State University’s ERM Initiative of 1,304 C-level executives and directors highlights a disruptive risk landscape over the next 10 years. The table below ranks the highest-rated risk themes in order of priority:
  • 159
    January 12, 2023
    The global survey of C-level executives and directors, focused on macroeconomic, strategic and operational risks, highlights the influence of the economy, people and culture issues, supply chain risks, and technology impacts on the 2023 risk landscape. The survey was conducted online in the September — October 2022 time frame to capture…
  • 158
    December 15, 2022
    Global research indicates that companies in North America are less committed to environmental, social and governance (ESG) engagement than those in Europe and Asia-Pacific. What steps should boards seeking to improve their ESG engagement take? 
  • 157
    November 17, 2022
    Worldwide, there is awareness that environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations will prove to be essential drivers and components of profitability and sustainable business over the next 10 years. The reality is, however, that the level of engagement with ESG — as an integral component of business strategy — is significantly higher…
  • 156
    October 14, 2022
    The pandemic has had a lasting effect on people and the workplace. Seven in 10 business leaders expect the market will be embracing a hybrid work model 10 years out, up from 22% pre-pandemic. What is the board’s role in this transition? The pandemic has transformed how, where, when and even why we work. It accelerated workplace redesign as…
  • 155
    September 16, 2022
    Boards and their companies operate in an increasingly digital world. Every director should have sufficient digital understanding to engage in strategic conversations with the CEO, other company leaders and other members of the board. Embracing digital capabilities is a mindset that emphasizes a commitment to adapt continuously in the face of…
  • 154
    August 15, 2022
    The 2020s are well on their way to earning the ominous label of a troubling, disruptive decade, but there remain viable opportunities amid the challenges. What is the board’s role in preparing the organisation for “show-stopping” and potentially existential risks? The Story: A global board survey conducted by McKinsey of approximately 1,500…