Knowledge is power: Discuss

‘Knowledge is power’ is a common phrase in business, often attributed to the philosopher Francis Bacon, and often used with slightly malevolent undertones. Headhunters have traded on it for years: their knowledge of the market and the candidates, all in little black books. But the market is changing. And so...

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Sustainability: A board priority?

Should Sustainability now be a board level priority for the world’s largest companies? In short, yes. Global investors, under increasing pressure from regulators, governments, and clients, are increasingly calling for business leaders to develop long-term strategies to mitigate climate change risk, reduce breaches of their social obligations, and strengthen corporate governance. Yet...

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Brexit: The CRO’s last straw?

In the last ten years, the role and scope of the CRO has evolved almost to the point of being unrecognisable from 20 years ago. The breadth of the role and its visibility – both internally and externally – has meant a new type of CRO has emerged, transforming from...

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Insurance Risk People Moves: January 2019

The following appointments have all taken place during the last few months, covering the full breadth of the wider insurance and risk marketplace. If you would like to discuss the insurance market or how we can help your business please contact either Mike Davies, head of Interim Insurance practice on mike.davies@normanbroadbentinterim.com or David...

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The evolution of the General Counsel…

Much has been said over the past decade about the evolution of the General Counsel. Once best known for administrative duties (whilst complex work was outsourced to law firms), they now have a direct advisory role to the board.  Thanks to their unique vantage point, the General Counsel has the...

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