Upcoming Events

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Thursday 1 October, 10:30 - 11:30 BST

Recession & Radical Uncertainty - The Role of The Board When Precedent Is No Guide.

What lessons can boards draw from past recessions to steer us safely through this one? Or is seeing this crisis through the lens of standard recessionary cycle and playbook a profound mistake? If so, what skills and experience does it demand, how does it change the way the board operates and what must a board do to ensure the organisations they lead emerge safer and stronger?

Thursday 15 October, 10:30-11:30 GMT

The Scorecard Metrics Your Grandchildren Will Judge You By

What will your grandchildren inherit? A thriving stock portfolio but an unenviable legacy, like Purdue Pharma’s Sackler family, or a fairer world with less income inequality and a healthier planet? Join us to debate what the future measures of success and dashboards or boards will be.


THURSDAY 29 October, 10:30 - 11:30

Between a BlackRock And a Hard Place: Governing in The Age of Rio Tinto & ESG

Boards are now held to account for a far wider definition of organisational performance - whether that's ESG, the triple bottom line or stakeholder capitalism - and the risks of failure are material. How can boards assure themselves the organisations they lead are skilfully navigating these new decision-making criteria? What needs to change in the boardroom to make better decisions with a far-wider set of criteria? What will it take for boards to thrive in this new world?
Why “The Coffeehouse”?

Newly introduced in the 17th century, London’s coffeehouses were the meeting places where an eclectic group would debate the big ideas, giving life to the stock markets and insurance industry, and spawning the forces that drove global trade.

Like The First, the UK’s only Think Tank for Chairs, Board Intelligence is located next to the site of London’s earliest coffeehouse, The Turk’s Head, and we aim to capture some of that enterprising spirit for the Board Intelligence Coffeehouse.

How it works:

  • All our events are held under Chatham House rules.
  • The events themselves are delivered via the Zoom webinar platform.
  • There’s usually a chance for you to participate in Q&A at the end of the session.
  • We ask that you share your name and company to support virtual networking — but you are free to attend in confidence too.
  • All Coffeehouse virtual events are free to attend and always will be. 

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See What You’ve Missed

“A brilliant platform for topical and relevant debate.”
~ UK Company Secretary

If you missed any of the Coffeehouse sessions you can watch them on demand. Topics we've explored so far include “If Cash is King Again, Who Comes Next?” and “Transparency & Stakeholder Awareness in Times of Crisis”. Visit our Coffeehouse On Demand page for the full list of webinars and watch The Coffeehouse on demand now.

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Beyond the Coffeehouse

Explore Our Free Virtual Workshops

“Unique and valuable insight into key governance challenges.”
~ Michelle O’Brien, Governance Professional

Join one of our free virtual workshops for practical tips and valuable insight from your peers on key governance challenges such as building agile board agendas, creating high impact board packs, and finding the right technology for your board.

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