Boards are facing an unenviable task. At the same time as they’re calibrating recovery plans to deal with one of the most significant crises we’ve faced, they’re also expected to respond meaningfully to some of the biggest social changes in our lifetimes. COVID-19 and George Floyd’s murder have exposed some enormous cracks in Western society that the state cannot fix alone, and business needs to move beyond tinkering and virtue signalling.
How can a chair build the agenda that helps get the organisation back to financial stability whilst ensuring it becomes a better citizen? How can a NED ask the questions that create the drive for an organisation to make a difference? How does governance become a powerful force for performance and purpose?