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Good Governance

Good governance is a cornerstone of good business but there's never been a one-size-fits-all model. 'Letters to a new chair' is a good starting point to put good governance into practice.
Tomorrow's Company

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Letter from an Audit Committee Chair Read

Letter from a Remuneration Committee Chair View

Letter from an Institutional Investor Read

Soft governance

Soft governance: Unlocking the true strategic potential of the board

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Building accountable boards Read

Governing through corporate purpose View

Effective conversations Question

On the 2019 Board Agenda

10 issues that boards should keep in mind as they approach and execute their 2019 agendas

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On the 2019 Audit Committee agenda Read

On the 2019 Remuneration Committee agenda Read

On the 2019 Nomination Committee agenda Read

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

Building inclusive boards

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

Technology in the boardroom

To master resilience, CEO's need to drive digital reinvention

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Top cyber considerations for the board Read

Harvey Nash/KPMG CIO Survey 2019 - Board priorities and investments in IT View

Changing lansdscape of disruptive technologies Question

Blockchain

Impact of blockchain on corporate reporting
FRC

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Blockchain – where a board should start Read

Nicolas Cary, founder of Blockchain.com, demystifies blockchain and advancements in technology 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

On the board agenda

Non-executives directors share their views on the year ahead

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

Leaders on Leadership

Leaders from a variety of backgrounds explain what leadership means to them

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Making time for strategy

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Facilitating the boards engagement in strategy

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Back channels in the boardroom
Harvard Business Review

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Growth in a G-Zero World

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Director Overboarding: Global Trends, Definitions and Impact

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Investment in Technology Innovation

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AI challenges for non-executive directors

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The New Paradigm framework for governance
Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz (via HLS)

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Wates corporate governance principles

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10 reflections on the 2018 corporate governance code

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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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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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The cyber security journey

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Cyber in the boardroom

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Ethics in the boardroom

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Diversity in the boardroom: Pushing forward, reaching back
WCD

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INSEAD Board leadership principles

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Spencer Stuart: Investors and the board

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Surveys

Harvey Nash/KPMG CIO Survey 2019 - A Changing Perspective

Special Report on becoming a future-ready Digital Leader

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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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2019 UK CEO Outlook: Agile or Irrelevant

Overview sentiment of 150 UK CEOs who share the challenges and opportunities they face

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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.

Human rights issues

Addressing human rights in business

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Customer

Building a customer centric business

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Inclusion and diversity for growth and innovation

The future is inclusive

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Flying into potential risk and tax storms

The mobile workforce

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Blockchain

A quick look at why Blockchain is important

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Cloud enabled back office

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

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Intelligent 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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Changing landscape 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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The global goals for sustainable development

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

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Industry 4.0 - 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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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