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Board issues

Leading insights to help board members face today’s boardroom challenges

Board issues

"Every day boardrooms are dealing with uncertainty and disruption, whether that’s geopolitical or economic volatility, regulatory scrutiny or the change that comes from dealing with new generations coming through our workplaces."

Melanie Richards, Deputy Chair, KPMG

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Gender Equality

Is women's representation on FTSE Boards progressing? The 3rd report from the Hampton-Alexander Review takes stock on the journey to the voluntary business led targets
Hampton-Alexander Review 2018

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Tackling Gender Seniority Gap
Association of British Insurers
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John Amaechi, CEO of APS Ltd discusses a non-executives role in driving diversity View

Board composition: Ten questions for boards Question

2018 UK Corporate Governance Code

The 2018 UK Corporate Governance Code focuses on long term success, sustainability and ensuring the attractiveness of the UK capital market.

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The UK Coporate Governance Code Read

FRC Guidance on Board Effectiveness View

Stakeholder engagement Question

Corporate Governance

The 2018 UK Corporate Governance Code states that boards should create a method of gathering views of the workforce, we examine how workforce directors can add value.

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The stakeholder voice in board decision making The investment association Read

Views of the workforce and designated NEDs View

Workforce advisory panels Question

CEO challenges and opportunities

UK CEO’s, more than their counterparts elsewhere, are feeling the weight of stakeholder expectations. Agility and strategic alliances will give their organisations the edge.

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CEO interviews on global economy and strategic growth Read

Key findings from KPMG CEO Survey View

Getting the right CEO - 10 questions for boards Question

Board issues

FTSE350 Breakfast demystifies blockchain.

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The rise blockchains Skadden via HLS Read

Blockchain: The future of money View

Blockchain: Questions for boards Question

Board issues

Staying ahead of cyber-crime - second only to political risk as one of the key challenges facing the financial sector.
UK Finance

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A conversation about cyber risk with Sir Iain Lobban (formerly of GCHQ) Read

Building cyber resilience in asset management: View

Cyber-security: Ten questions for boards Question

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Ridgeway Partners - Future of Boards survey

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How the UK can win the AI race

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WCD’s Top 10 Boardroom Concerns

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Governance in AIM - New governance reporting requirements

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Governance in private companies - New governance reporting requirements

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New governance reporting requirements

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INSEAD Board leadership principles

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Leaders on leadership

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The cyber security journey

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Cyber in the boardroom

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Ethics in the boardroom

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Brexit: Corporate agility

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Brexit: NED skillsets

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Spencer Stuart: Investors and the board

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Surveys

Harvey Nash/KPMG CIO Survey 2018

The world’s largest study of IT leadership

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Global Female Leaders Outlook 2018

Female leaders embrace disruption, trust data and are realistic about future growth

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2018 CEO Outlook

Views of UK CEOs who lead some of the worlds most complex businesses

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Building a great board

Over 2300 directors explore how the alignment of boardroom talent with strategy is driving board composition and succession planning

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Calibrating strategy and risk

A global survey to better understand how boards are helping companies calibrate strategy and risk, and where the biggest challenges and concerns lie

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Global audit committee survey

A global survey providing insights to help audit committees sharpen their focus, benchmark responsibilities and strengthen oversight

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Audit quality

UK audit committee members anonymously rate various aspects of audit quality for their organisation’s most recent financial year

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Auditor transition

UK audit committee members look at auditor transition, handover, business impact, the degree to which tender ‘promises’ had been delivered and the challenges of transition

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The risks and benefits of changing auditors

Regular audit tendering and rotation is now business as usual. This survey explores the perceived risks and benefits of changing the external auditor

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Boardroom questions

Boards have to cover a wide range of issues. Time is limited, so asking the right questions is critical.

Boardroom questions are designed to help directors frame their boardroom challenge.

Blockchain

A quick look at why Blockchain is important

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China’s development roadmap 2016-2020

A brief exploration of the impact of China's economic development in the market

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Cloud enabled back office

A quick look at leveraging the cloud in transforming back office functions

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Cognitive automation

What organisations expect from artificial intelligence and what needs to be in place to benefit from it

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Cyber security – What does it mean for the board?

Why cyber security risk is an everyday business consideration in the same way that threats in the real world always have been

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Turning data insights into value

A quick look at trusting Data and Analytics (D&A) with Intelligent Automation

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The changing nature of disruptive technologies

How disruptive technologies are redefining markets, industries and businesses

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Future workforce

A brief look at the projected shape of tomorrow’s global workforce

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Geopolitics

Geopolitics: dinner table conversation or boardroom issue?

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The global goals for sustainable development

Key questions boards might ask around sustainability and the United Nations Global Compact

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The fourth industrial revolution

What might the future look like for global manufacturers in a world where machines and products are more connected?

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Monitoring third party and supply chain risk

Identifying, assessing and managing the weakest links in your supply chain

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The board’s role in moving beyond compliance

Enriching board oversight of compliance activities

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Why is risk an issue in the boardroom?

The importance of risk as a boardroom issue

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Robotics

How businesses can transform existing processes with Robotic Process Automation (RPA)

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Strategy – Where to play and how to win

Defining strategy and ensuring successful execution as an area of increasing importance for boards

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Continuous transformation

A quick look at ensuring organisations continuously transform and adapt in order to compete

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Responsive & Responsible leadership

Linking social capital with bottom line performance

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Who to contact

Melanie Richards
Deputy Chair – KPMG
Timothy Copnell
Board Leadership Centre, KPMG