Board Development & Transformation

Insights

  • Board Views

    From Corporate Governance of Sustainability to Sustainable Corporate Governance

    What is the best way to integrate sustainability into the corporate governance framework? Boards of directors have chosen two distinct paths: the functional way, which focuses on corporate governance of sustainability, and the foundational approach, which leads to sustainable corporate governance. This article assesses the merits and limitations of both approaches and calls for a transition to sustainable governance. This requires board members to engage regularly with stakeholders and to continuously debate the underlying assumptions to further develop the governance framework as required.

  • Board News

    The GNDI Global Director Report 2023 Published

  • Board Views

    From Corporate to Ecosystem Governance

    Mastering ecosystems is increasingly seen as key to strategic value creation in highly dynamic environments. The role of governance has become a key differentiator between organizations that win or lose from the ecosystem game. This article discusses the importance of governance to the successful creation, development, and growth of ecosystems and presents eight challenges to be addressed along the ecosystem lifecycle. It continues with a taxonomy of ecosystem governance that provides a menu of effective governance mechanisms to address these challenges. The article concludes with advice on how best to manage the transition from a corporate governance to an ecosystem governance focus.

  • Board Views

    Mission Accomplished? The State of Digital Governance

    Five years ago, I invited a number of thought leaders to reflect with me on the role of the board of directors in the face of digitalization. The result was a collection of twelve perspectives on the governance of digitalization (Hilb 2017). Where are we now, five years, one pandemic, and perceived thousands of articles on digital governance later?

  • Board Guides

    Guidelines on the Corporate Governance of Organizational Culture

  • Board Guides

    Guidelines on the Corporate Governance of SMEs

  • Board Books

    Wirksame Führung und Aufsicht von Not-for-Profit-Organisationen

  • Board Books

    Preventing Corporate Governance Failure

  • Board Books

    Corporate Governance im Praxistest

  • Board Books

    Der Verwaltungsrat

  • Board Books

    Integrierte Corporate Governance

  • Board Books

    New Living Cases on Corporate Governance

Board Development & Transformation

Programs

  • International Board Certificate Program 25

    Enables you to become an effective board director in international companies and organizations.

    • 31.1.2025 - 13.12.2025open
    Duration 16 days
    Language English
    Location(s) Lausanne, Liestal, Lenzerheide, St.Gallen
    Costs CHF 19’500

    Flexible
    Start

  • Board Diploma Program 24

    Equips you with a comprehensive understanding and practical tools to be an effective board leader.

    • 31.5.2024 - 2.6.2024open
    Duration 3 days
    Language English
    Location(s) Thun
    Costs CHF 7'750
  • Cooperative Governance 25

    Vermittelt fundierte Ansätze und Werkzeuge zur wirksamen Führung und Aufsicht von Genossenschaften.

    • 18.3.2025open
    Dauer 1 Tag
    Sprache Deutsch
    Standort(e) Zürich-Flughafen
    Kosten CHF 750
  • VR-Zertifikats-Programm 25.1

    Befähigt Sie als Verwaltungsrätin und Verwaltungsrat einen effektiven Beitrag zur wirksamen Führung und Aufsicht von Unternehmen und Organisationen zu leisten.

    • 24.1.2025 - 6.12.2025open
    Dauer 16 Tage
    Sprache Deutsch
    Standort(e) Ermatingen, Luzern, St.Gallen und Weggis
    Kosten CHF 19’500
  • VR-Zertifikats-Programm 24.2

    Befähigt Sie als Verwaltungsrätin und Verwaltungsrat einen effektiven Beitrag zur wirksamen Führung und Aufsicht von Unternehmen und Organisationen zu leisten.

    • 16.8.2024 - 7.6.2025open
    Dauer 16 Tage
    Sprache Deutsch
    Standort(e) Ittingen, Lenzerheide, Luzern, St.Gallen und Weggis
    Kosten CHF 19’500
  • Public Corporate Governance 24

    Vermittelt fundiertes Wissen zu Wirksamer Führung und Aufsicht von öffentlichen Unternehmen

    • 27.8.2024open
    Dauer 1 Tag
    Sprache Deutsch
    Standort(e) Zürich-Flughafen
    Kosten CHF 750
  • VR-Zertifikats-Programm 24.1

    Befähigt Sie als Verwaltungsrätin und Verwaltungsrat einen effektiven Beitrag zur wirksamen Führung und Aufsicht von Unternehmen und Organisationen zu leisten.

      Dauer 16 Tage
      Sprache Deutsch
      Standort(e) Bern, Lenzerheide, Luzern, St.Gallen und Weggis
      Kosten CHF 19’500
    • International Board Certificate Program 24

      Enables you to become an effective board director in international companies and organizations.

        Duration 16 days
        Language English
        Location(s) Lausanne, Lucerne, St.Gallen, Spiez (Berne), Rüschlikon (Zurich)
        Costs CHF 19’500

        Flexible
        Start

      Board Development & Transformation

      Events

      • Swiss Board Day 24

        The annual Swiss Board Day offers an insight into the latest findings from VR practice and research and provides an opportunity for networking.

        21.6.2024, 10:00 - 17:35open

      Board Development & Transformation

      Tools

      Board Development & Transformation

      Experts

      • Prof. Dr. Roman Lombriser

        Lecturer, Swiss Board School

        Prof. Dr. Roman Lombriser

        Lecturer, Swiss Board School

      • Prof. Dr. Harry Korine

        Lecturer, Swiss Board School

        Prof. Dr. Harry Korine

        Lecturer, Swiss Board School

      • Prof. Dr. Jean Philippe Bonardi

        Lecturer, Swiss Board School

        Prof. Dr. Jean Philippe Bonardi

        Lecturer, Swiss Board School

      • Prof. Dr. Gilbert Probst

        Vice President, Swiss Institute of Directors

        Prof. Dr. Gilbert Probst

        Vice President, Swiss Institute of Directors

      • Dr. Nina Spielmann

        Member, BF Board of Trustees

        Dr. Nina Spielmann

        Member, BF Board of Trustees

      • Prof. Dr. Kuno Schedler

        Module Leader, Swiss Board School

        Prof. Dr. Kuno Schedler

        Module Leader, Swiss Board School

      • Prof. Dr. Martin Hilb

        Managing Partner, International Center for Corporate Governance

        Prof. Dr. Martin Hilb

        Managing Partner, International Center for Corporate Governance

      • Dr. Jérôme Monnier

        Academic Director, Swiss Board School, Romandy

        Dr. Jérôme Monnier

        Academic Director, Swiss Board School, Romandy

      • Prof. Dr. Michael Hilb

        Chair, Board Foundation

        Prof. Dr. Michael Hilb

        Chair, Board Foundation