Blog : BOARD TALK
|Posted on November 25, 2014 at 2:30 PM|
“It is clear that incremental change does not significantly move the needle. Disruptive change does” says Aniela Unguresan, Co-founder of EDGE Certified Foundation.
It says it has established the only global business certification in workplace gender equality.
Imagine my delight at reading her thoughts.
Ms Unguresan’s comments were made around a collabo...Read Full Post »
|Posted on May 25, 2014 at 5:00 PM|
It is almost beyond belief.
Last week Credit Suisse, an integrated global bank, pleaded guilty to an “extensive and wide-ranging conspiracy” to help American citizens evade taxes, and agreed to pay a $2.6bn fine to US authorities, finally drawing a line under a three-year dispute.
Let's just look at those numbers again - resolving this matter took three years, and the bank pays $2.6bn. It is the first large global bank for two decades to ...Read Full Post »
|Posted on April 6, 2014 at 9:15 AM|
|Posted on February 12, 2014 at 2:00 PM|
|Posted on January 16, 2014 at 1:00 PM|
Let's take a look at the typical European non-executive director.
A 60 year old man, he is from the same country where the company he serves is listed and/or headquartered, and has spent the majority of his career in that country. Last year his fees were €86,000 but if he were a chairman, he made almost three times that amount. Of his eight colleagues, only two are women.
Shocked and depressed ? Start thinking about cyber risk and you might eve...Read Full Post »
|Posted on January 5, 2014 at 1:00 PM|
Cyber risk is not about to go away - why are we not hearing a lot more about it ?
All FTSE 350 boardrooms should be paying extra close attention. Some of them may well be doing so, but all the surveys, media coverage and reports I have read in the last three months suggest that for most senior management and non-executive directors, it is just too far out of their comfort zone for them to stretch to it.
It is well worth reading theRead Full Post »
|Posted on September 25, 2013 at 9:05 AM|
Having Paul Mason - BBC Newsnight Editor and as of last week Culture and Digital editor for Ch4 News - kick-off the ICSA company secretaries conference 2013 (#cosecconf13) was always going to be a good start for an agenda of change.
"I'm going to knock their socks off" he told me before it began.
It's an admirable aim for much of the i...Read Full Post »
|Posted on September 2, 2013 at 10:45 AM|
I mulled giving a more considered response here to the man who ‘engaged’ me on Twitter with his ‘evidence’ that having more women on plc boards demonstrably decreases financial performance….but NAH. I’m above that. Besides, he ruined my Sunday evening.
Also, I have never been called part of the ‘loony Left’ before. Chuffed. Do take a look at the exchange though, if you’re willing to quick scroll through the feed – a...Read Full Post »
|Posted on July 24, 2013 at 3:15 PM|
|Posted on July 18, 2013 at 3:40 PM|
The world is moving much faster than the UK's boardrooms. Earlier today there were those in my Twitterstream who agreed, when I suggested this megatrends report by CIPD should be placed in front of every plc boardmember to concentrate the mind on strategy.
If the times they are a changin, I'm a great believer in changing...Read Full Post »