A board’s focus is on strategy, performance, value creation, accountability, and compliance. Issues relevant to these areas are always on a board’s agenda. Put in such general terms it means that plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose, but it is unrealistic to expect that a board’s agenda will remain static. First, there are new regulations for the board to internalize and socialize within the company and to its stakeholders. Then there are broader shifts in the ecosystem, like the need to focus on sustainability and digital strategy and social issues. All these ensure that agenda is refreshed for each meeting. Further boards need to think about how to continuously improve their effectiveness, bringing additional change.
So, what will a board have to deal with this year?
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