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On the 2018 Board Agenda

On the 2018 Board Agenda

We've highlighted six items for boards to consider as they focus on their 2018 agendas on the critical challenges at-hand on the road ahead.

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Board agendas should continue to evolve in 2018 - the game changing implications of technology/digital innovation, scrutiny of corporate culture and leadership, growing demands for companies to address environment and social issues, and investor expectations for greater board engagement and diversity and long-term corporate performance will all drive a sharper focus on positioning the company for the future. Combined with a slow-growth economy, uncertainty around tax, trade and infrastructure policies, and geographical tensions at precarious levels, the year ahead will require a careful balance of near-term focus, agility, and long-term thinking.

We've highlighted six items for boards to consider as they focus on their 2018 agendas on the critical challenges at-hand on the road ahead.

  • Help the company keep its eye on the ball: long-term value creation.
  • Expect disruption to continue full-force with technology and "digital" at its core.
  • Be particularly sensitive to risks posed by the tone at the top and culture throughout the organisation.
  • Promote effective shareholder engagement, including engagement with activists.
  • Focus on building a board that is fit for purpose looking forward, recognising that diversity and healthy turnover are key.
  • Learn to live with cyber risk and boardroom discussion about cyber risk and security.

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