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Board effectiveness articles

Articles and features from the ICAEW on board effectiveness.

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COVID-19 not the only thing worrying the C-suite

2019 seemed particularly bad for large-scale disruptive events, and it was, until 2020 and COVID-19 came along.

Build back better: green issues in the boardroom

Julie Baddeley July 2020

20 July: Chapter Zero Chair Julie Baddeley reflects on how climate change has moved up the board agenda, the rise of green capital, and the demand for effective climate-related reporting.

Cyber security for boards

Board support has long been recognised as vital to achieving good cyber security. But boards have often struggled to have good conversations with cyber security specialists and understand their risks around cyber.

Five questions director should ask about climate risk

Climate change and sustainability has been placed firmly in the spotlight of media and society’s attention. Focus is now turning even more to the business world to play its part.

Reducing the size of board packs

Zsuzsanna Schiff talks to Hitesh Patel, independent NED and chair of the ICAEW Insurance Committee about how to reduce the size of the board packs

How can we create forward looking boards

Exploring psychological safety in the boardroom

How do you know if your audit committee is effective

Audit Committees are playing an increasingly critical corporate governance role in terms of their leadership on financial reporting, internal controls, risk management and the internal and external audit functions.

Information overload – practical tips

In recent years the length of board packs has increased significantly, especially in financial services, often surpassing a thousand pages. This information overload can hamper board members’ ability to think clearly, and thus their ability to make challenges where appropriate.

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