After the outbreak of the Pandemic in 2020 there has been no neat return to business – or life – as usual. Instead, 2021 has proved a year of disruption, unpredictability, and accelerating long-term trends. For business this brings new risks and opportunities and for Boards greater complexity and heightened accountability.
By end-2021 Fidelio’s Board practice was seeing a sharper focus on high performing Boards, and their contribution to value.
Fidelio Overtures reflect the concerns and priorities that we see from our daily engagement with Boards and Chairs across Evaluation, Development and Search. Key themes have emerged over the year, in particular the rise of activism, embedding ESG, Boards and judgment and the value of diversity.
As 2021 draws to a close with the Christmas break providing a time for reflection as well as rejuvenation, Fidelio is very pleased to share with clients and friends our top 10 Overtures over the past year. We also include five honourable mentions, not least an Overture that divided along gender lines “Men Go To Space; Women Save the Planet.”!
Please click below for the Fidelio Overtures that have generated the most interest in 2021:
ESG Activism and The Board
Business, Boards, Government & the Planet
The Board, Strategy & Adding Value
Diversity, The Board (& COP 26) – A Snapshot
Bids, Boards and Section 172
Comply or Explain: The Judgement Muscle
Governance - A Commentary
The Search for Climate Change Competence
The Future of the Board Meeting
Cars, Composition and Climate Change
Private Equity and the Governance Landscape
Eight Attributes of Effective Chairs
Hiring in the Age of Covid - and Beyond
Men Go to Space; Women Save the Planet
Climate Change Competence in the Boardroom
We hope you enjoy revisiting these Overtures which reflect Fidelio’s thinking on Board effectiveness, as well as key challenges and debates we experienced in our work with Boards internationally.
On behalf of the entire team at Fidelio, let me wish a peaceful and safe Christmas and a healthy and happy New Year.