Publication Tomorrow’s Corporate Governance: The Case for the ‘Board Mandate’

by Luke Robinson _______4th September 2010

Executive Summary

This publication champions the concept of a ‘mandate’ which sets out the ‘essence’ of the ‘character’ and distinctiveness of the company. We believe that this ‘working charter’ can help boards navigate their way through increasingly choppy waters by facilitating more effective strategic engagement: primarily between executive directors and NEDs to improve board effectiveness, but with the associated benefit that it drives communication externally with the key stakeholders, including investors, government and regulators, and society at large.

Accompanying this document is a tool-kit which provides an agenda for board discussions to help create such a mandate.