In 50 years, what kind of world will our children be living in? Would we be proud of the role we’ve played in shaping it? We know many business leaders share our vision that business and boards are a powerful force for good, and have appetite to do more. We created the Board Intelligence Think Tank for those leaders: a change-oriented community of business leaders and free thinkers who are coming together to shape a better future for all. Sign up below to join our events, be inspired by fresh content, and have your say. 

Dr Scarlett Brown

Director, Board Intelligence Think Tank

What is the role of the CFO in creating a fairer future?

We're partnering with the ICAEW and Odgers Berndtson to launch an inquiry into the CFO's role in creating a fairer future. 

Our research explores the changing role of the CFO, how CFOs approach social and economic global challenges like the cost-of-living crisis, geopolitical unrest, and climate risk. We'll be asking how CFOs can address these topics in their day-to-day, and how we balance trade-offs between short term priorities and long-term business sustainability.

Let us know your views and join the debate.

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What does the CFO's changing role mean for you?

Find out how forward-thinking CFOs can prepare for the future and how their role is changing.

"The power to instigate change lies with corporations."
~ Fay Cooke, Chief Finance and Impact Officer, Yeo Valley
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Create a fairer future

The Fairer Future inquiry

Find out what keeps our community of business leaders awake at night, and what it will take to create a fairer future for all.

“I honestly don’t know a business leader who doesn’t see that there are major issues on inequality, and that it may get even worse.”
~ Sir Mike Rake, former Chair, BT Group, Worldpay
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  • Interviews with leaders already taking action to create a better tomorrow.
  • Upcoming events with field experts, both online and offline.
  • Future research findings and follow-ups on previous inquiries.
  • Guides and practical advice to tackle tomorrow’s challenges.

“The sooner you start to think about your legacy and what you’ll be remembered for, the more likely you are to start thinking about things that have lasting impacts into the future, as opposed to short-term success and KPIs.”
~ Steve Holliday, Chair of Cityfibre and Vice Chair of Business in the Community