Reviews the progress in implementing better governance in companies worldwide; company boards have a vital role to play in this. Examines how the typical board functions in a commercial company, including the interests that make it up: shareholders and other stakeholders, executives and independents. Stresses the importance of defining the board’s role in order to increase its awareness of its responsibilities. Outlines principles for ensuring the board’s quality, including the independent members, who are especially well placed to evaluate objectively and frankly the decisions of their colleagues who are actually running the company.
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