Future Proofing the Boardroom: The Critical Agenda

What every board should be talking about

IE Business School brought together a panel of influential opinion leaders to discuss the evolving and critical role of the board. No matter the size, location or sector of the organisation, there are 5 essential issues which should be addressed by the Board: infrastructure, technology, internationalization, communication, the balance of continuity and change

Our panel of experts offered insights and experiences in these areas including issues such as diversity & women in the boardroom, and CSR & sustainability.

Here is a brief video recapping the evening

Panel

• Chair Lucy P. Marcus, CEO, Marcus Venture Consulting, Board Director & IE Professor of Leadership and Governance, Winner of the 2011 Thinkers50 “Future Thinker” Award @lucymarcus
• Manny Amadi, CEO, C&E Consulting @MannyAmadi
• Rory Cellan-Jones, Technology Correspondent, BBC @ruskin147
• Sue O´Brien, CEO, Norman Broadbent
• Sir Robert Worcester, Founder of MORI, President of the Institute of Business Ethics, Chancellor of the University of Kent
• Trevor Philips OBE, Chair, Equality and Human Rights Commission

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Background Articles

• Harvard Business Review: It Is Time to Fix Our Boardrooms
• Harvard Business Review: In Trouble Times, Boards Must Step Up
• Huffington Post: Beyond Optics: Why Board Diversity Really Matters

Background

In a recent article for Harvard Business Review, thought leader Lucy P. Marcus, whose ground breaking work on the evolving nature of the board members is changing the way we look at the boardroom wrote:

After months of extreme upheaval that looks set to continue, there is a palpable sense of systemic instability in the face of political, economic, technological, social, and indeed meteorological uncertainty. This is precisely the time when boards show their mettle. Boards need to ensure that the issues they are talking about reflect the key challenges that their organizations will encounter in the next six to twelve months and into the next ten to fifteen years. Whatever the size, location or sector of your organization, there are 5 essential issues that boards and board members need to think about: infrastructure, technology, internationalization, communication, and the balance of continuity and change.

IE Business School brings together a panel of some of the most influential opinion leaders to discuss the evolving and critical role of the board, and what needs to be done to ensure that the board is discussing the essential items for future proofing organisations.

Panellists

Lucy P. Marcus, CEO of Marcus Venture Consulting, is a non-exec board director and chair; contributor to Harvard Business Review & Reuters; IE Business School Prof of Leadership & Governance, and recent winner of the Thinkers 50 “Future Thinker” Award and voted one of the UK’s Most Connected Women.
Manny Amadi, CEO at C&E Advisory and labeled a ‘responsible business guru’ by The Guardian newspaper is a trusted adviser to some of the world’s foremost companies and NGOs.
Rory Cellan-Jones, BBC`s Technology correspondent & recently named as one of the Sunday Times Top 100 blogs
Sue O´Brien, CEO at Norman Broadbent one of the market leaders in global executive search & well known advocate supporting women in the boardroom
Sir Robert Worcester, Founder of MORI, President of the Institute of Business Ethics, Chancellor of the University of Kent
Trevor Philips OBE, Chair of the Equality and Human Rights Commission and former television executive and presenter

IE Business School

Date

6 December 2011

Organisation

IE Business School

Event

Future Proofing the Boardroom: The Critical Agenda

Talk Type

Panel Discussion

Location

The Great Hall, British Medical Association, London

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