Boards, investors, regulators, and other stakeholders are increasingly focused on the alignment of board composition with the company’s strategy – with diversity and inclusion front-and-centre. Indeed, the increased level of investor engagement on this issue highlights investor frustration over the relatively slow pace of change in boardrooms, and points to the central challenge with board composition: a changing business and risk landscape.
Addressing competitive threats and business model disruption, technological innovation and digital changes, climate and ESG risks, cyber risk, and global economic volatility requires a proactive approach to board-building and board diversity – of skills, experience, thinking, gender, and race/ethnicity.
Board composition: Ten questions to ask
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