Opinions

FutureBoards aims to set the agenda and drive public debate on corporate governance issues. Please find some of our opinion pieces and interviews below. Feel free to share!


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"Tause typer må tørre å tale" 

Innlegg, Aftenposten 2. august 2018, av Turid E. Solvang, Founder/CEO FutureBoards

Vi trenger ledere som har forstått at de er satt til å forvalte verdier på vegne av oss alle. Og vi vil vite hva de mener om det. Les innlegget her


     

 

 

"En ordre om baklengs marsj"

Dagens Næringsliv, 20 juni 2018- replikk til DN av Turid E. Solvang, Founder/CEO FutureBoards og Vibeke Hammer Madsen, administrerende direktør i Virke. 

"Det handler ikke om pengene som tjenes. Det handler om hvordan de tjenes, og på bekostning av hvem og hva". Les replikken her. N.B. Krever innlogging. 


     

 

 

"Et skifte er på gang i styrerommene" 

Dagens Næringsliv, 6 juni 2018- innlegg av Turid E. Solvang, Founder/CEO FutureBoards og Vibeke Hammer Madsen, administrerende direktør i Virke. 

"Styrene må håndtere strategien for samfunnsansvar selv, ikke sette den ut til konsulenter, slik nye styringsprinsipper åpner for". Les artikkelen her. N.B. Krever innlogging.  


     

 

 

Turid Solvang on Gender Quotas, BBC Radio London

Listen to BBC Radio London´s show Drivetime with Eddie Nestor where Turid Solvang discusses gender quotas in responds to BBC´s      article on top 10 worst excuses for not appointing women executives given in the Hampton- Alexander Review. Tune in from 2:20:55 to      2:29:00.


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Are boards on board with new realities?

January 2018, 25th anniversary of the UK corporate Governance Code, Blog post by Turid Elisabeth Solvang

In times of great uncertainty and rapid change, we need strong standards. Corporate governance codes provide good guidance. But while companies and capital markets become more and more globalized and integrated, standards for good corporate governance remain shaped by local ownership structures and founded on national legislation, culture and traditions. Read article here.


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"Styreverdenen er konservativ og konserverende"

Ukeavisen Ledelse, 24. November 2017 - Intervju med Professor Mervyn E. King, Chair of the King Commission on Corporate Governance for South Africa og Turid E. Solvang, Founder/CEO FutureBoards.

Styrer som går fra å snakke profitt til å snakke om verdi, dette var temaet på årets FutureBoards Summit. Les artikkelen her. 


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#0717 - SAMFUNNSANSVAR

Samfunnsansvar på styrets agenda

Magma, nr7/2017; Turid Elisabeth Solvang og Frøydis Jaren

«Gud skapte ikke bedriftene», sier Lady Lynn Forester de Rotschild, initiativtaker til Coalition for Inclusive Capitalism, i et intervju med styremagasinet Board Agenda. Poenget hennes er at bedriften er konstruert av samfunnet, og at investorer og styrer må tenke nytt rundt begrepet kapitalisme i takt med samfunnsutviklingen. Les artikkelen her


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#06/17 - Digitalisering

Er norske styrer digitalt ansvarlige?

Magma, Nr 6/2017; Turid Elisabeth Solvang

I et intervju med Aftenposten for to år siden hevdet jeg at norske styrer var digitale sinker. Og mener jeg det samme i dag? Det er ingen tvil om at dette temaet er svært høyt på samfunnsagendaen, men har den fjerde industrielle revolusjonen – og konsekvensene av den – nådd styrerommene? Ser vi tegn til endringer i hvem som sitter ved styrebordene, hvilken kompetanse de bringer med seg, og hvordan de arbeider? Jeg er redd svaret er et rungende TJA …, eller at i beste (verste?) fall er endringen FOR LITEN, og det går FOR SAKTE. Les artikkelen her.


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Walk the Talk

Walk the Talk is a holistic and collaborative concept created to improve gender balance in corporate boards and top management. Read more about Walk the Talk here



Norway Asia Business Review 2 2017

When it comes to corporate governance, a fundamental shift is emerging

Interview with Turid Elisabeth Solvang, Founder & CEO FutureBoards - Norway Asia Business Review 2/2017

“There is more focus on corporate governance and the public has new expectations to business conduct, responsiveness and responsibility. Board members, though insignificant in number, make very significant decisions on behalf of companies, and these decisions affect not only the companies and their employees and customers, but also society around them. So, more people should care about corporate governance, about who are sitting on those boards, and what they contribute.”

Read Norway Asia Business Review 2/2017 here


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Board Agenda 

Board Agenda is the independent resource for a global community of executive & non-executive board directors, institutional investors and recognised industry experts, providing access to high quality journalism and shared experience about emerging issues that are shaping corporate strategy.

Interview: Turid Elisabeth Solvang, ECODA, 16 June, 2016

Trust builds the future

...Turid E. Solvang It was the business writer Stephen Covey who wrote that “trust is the glue of life,” and, “It’s the foundation principle that holds all relationships”....

Corporate reform, 6 December, 2016

Corporate reform: culture fix

...they are proving to be most effective. Everybody is surprised and pleased with the results.” Cultural hand grenades Norway’s board expert, Turid Solvang, says hand grenades are already exploding in...

European corporate governance, 6 December, 2016:

Build your company’s future on trust

...models, markets, and political and economic unrest—the value of that trust will multiply. And that is why building trust is also building your company’s future. Turid E. Solvang is president...

Governance & leadership, 14 January, 2017

2017: Key issues in the year ahead

...continue the dialogue. Turid Solvang, chairman, ecoDa (European Confederation of Directors Associations) In 2017 we will all question what good governance is, and how and by whom companies should be...


        

 

 

 

ACCA-ecoDa event on “Aligning Corporate Governance Culture: What´s in it for the board?”

ACCA and ecoDa organised a panel discussion in Brussels in January 2017 that conversed under the theme “Aligning Corporate Governance and Culture: What´s in it for the board?”. Turid Solvang had the honour of opening the debate. Click here to read the highlights from Turid Solvang´s speech and the other speeches. Click here to watch the event video.


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Turid Solvang chats with ACCA

Turid Solvang talks about board diversity and gender quotas in Norway with ACCA. The interview is a part of ACCA´s NED and Trustee advice series. 


        

 

 

 

19th European Corporate Governance Conference, panel discussion

The 19th European Corporate Governance Conference took place in Bratislava on the 27th of October 2016 under the theme “Digitalisation and Transparency- transforming the future of corporate governance”. Turid Solvang was a part of the panel discussion “Challenges for the board: remuneration and transparency”. Read the key findings from the conference here, and watch the video here (2:28:30 to 2:35:15).


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Singapore Corporate Governance Week 

Listen to Turid Solvang´s interview with SIAS at the 7th Singapore Corporate Governance Week. 


        

 

 

 

Turid Solvang´s Opening Speech, 18th European Corporate Governance Conference

Listen to Turid Solvang´s Opening speech at the 18th European  Corporate Governance Conference where she compares corporate social responsibility with teenage sex: everybody says they do it, but very few really are. And those who do it do it rather badly.