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Heidrick & Struggles’ Jenni Hibbert explains the differences between European and American corporate governance and what executives should consider before joining a board, as well as examines recent trends in European board composition, on the MPW panel “How good boards operate.”
Many boards of US nonprofit healthcare systems have held onto governance policies that most corporate boards abandoned long ago. Now, they are in urgent need of change if they are to continue to serve their communities effectively.
Heidrick & Struggles’ Bonnie Gwin explains what boards should and shouldn’t focus on in crisis and examines recent trends in board composition on the MPW panel “The board’s role in leading through crisis.”
In 2019, about the same share of board seats filled at the top 50 Hang Seng–listed companies were filled by people who had been CEOs or CFOs as the year before, but a notably smaller share had prior board expertise.
In our inaugural look at board seats filled at Bovespa companies, we see a preference for adding directors with prior C-suite experience—especially CEO experience—and prior service on boards.
In 2019, Singaporean boards exhibited a strong preference for new directors with previous corporate governance experience, as well as those with experience in business services or financial risk expertise.
Interviews with the chairs of the largest public companies listed in the United Kingdom, predominantly FTSE 100, highlight how boards are meeting some perennial challenges in today’s unprecedented circumstances.
In 2019, corporate boards in Europe sought financial expertise and directors with international backgrounds, which should help companies navigate this year’s economic and social volatility.
Last year, Canadian boards exhibited a strong preference for new directors with previous corporate governance experience, greater gender diversity, and financial, operational, and sustainability expertise.
Fortune 500 boards sought to diversify in 2019, with mixed success, and added a mix of new and familiar expertise. Amid the global economic contraction and ongoing protests against racial injustice, these are directors with valuable and fresh perspectives.
Boards that routinely evaluate their capabilities with strategic goals in mind and establish a diverse pipeline of potential directors will be best positioned to help their organizations reset for resilience and thrive in the long term.
Most companies today are more tech enabled than they were even six months ago. Boards have an important role to play in ensuring that companies can benefit from those gains—and avoid new strategic risks—as they reset to focus on long-term performance.
In this podcast, Yvette Austin Smith, principal and director of The Brattle Group, a global economics and financial consulting firm that provides expertise in litigation and regulatory matters, discusses leadership and current financial market trends.
Employers are increasingly finding it harder to fill management and executive positions. Companies with a clearly stated and authentic higher purpose have an advantage in the search for top talent.
The COVID-19 crisis will force many companies into some form of restructuring. Keeping a few purpose-focused principles in mind can help boards and leadership teams emerge with more agile, innovative, and resilient organizations.
Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, boards were facing a daunting mix of challenges that highlighted weaknesses in many traditional practices. To be fit for the future, boards must focus on their purpose, composition, and culture.
It’s already clear that the COVID-19 pandemic will change many companies’ current form. As boards consider their next steps, expert knowledge on restructuring will become an important component of board oversight.
Jacqueline Chow, non-executive director for Coles Group, and David Gonski, chairman of ANZ, discuss the important role that boards serve in promoting D&I initiatives and helping companies realize the business benefits of their efforts.
The retail industry’s ongoing transformation and new challenges presented by the COVID-19 crisis highlight the need for US boards and CEOs to examine how they communicate to stakeholders, plan, and assess leadership in an emergency.