Winter 2018 Edition
A very strategic engagement:
Companies have always had a responsibility to their shareholders, and now that responsibility is widening to include all stakeholders – employees, customers, suppliers, regulators – as well as the impact their actions have on wider society – the environment, the local and national economy, tax policy, the local community. Attending to the needs of all stakeholders will make an enterprise more successful in the long term, but it’s up to boards to engage with them in a fair and open way. Read the article on the Board Agenda website or download it below.
Intangibles: uncovering hidden value
Corporate governance is rarely out of the business headlines. In spite of 25 years of an evolving corporate governance framework for UK listed companies, in the wake of any high profile collapse or breach, the finger of blame inevitably tends to etch out terms such as ‘management failure’, ‘domineering bosses’ or ‘toxic company culture’. Read the article on the Board Agenda website or download it below.
Corporate Culture Survey 2017
Setting the right corporate tone from the top is seen as by far and away the most effective way to influence the culture in today’s businesses. Lead by example, and others will follow that lead. But research among European company board directors reveals that this belief is not being reinforced by action on how their businesses behaves. Read the full report.