Board Responsibility & Accountability

Insights

  • Board News

    The Swiss Institute of Directors Partners with the Chartered Governance Institute

  • 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 Views

    The Multipurpose Corporation as a Driver for Sustainable Value Creation

    The nature of the debate on the role of business in society strongly suggests a cyclical nature, with constant attempts to balance different interests and perspectives. To overcome the illusion of solving this conundrum, this article proposes an alternative approach, multipurpose capitalism. It posits that companies should compete not only on their products and services, but also on their different purpose profiles. It is left to consumers, workers, and investors to decide where to shop, work, and invest. The article offers a framework and methodology to create a comprehensive ecosystem that enables this matching process and suggests ways to overcome the challenges along the way.

  • Board News

    Board Foundation Chair to Join the ICGN Global Governance Committee

  • Board News

    The GNDI Global Director Report 2023 Published

  • Board Guides

    Primer on Climate-related Directors’ Duties

  • Board Views

    Striving for Excellence in Venture Governance

    The contribution of the venture board to entrepreneurial value creation, and its pivotal role in venture ecosystems, is often overlooked despite a long history of venture governance. History teaches us six principles of excellence in venture governance.

  • Board Views

    The Promise and Perils of Agile Governance

    Agility as a leadership principle has gained enormous importance in recent years. Many companies proclaim agility as a new leadership culture that is better aligned to future opportunities and challenges. At the same time, companies must adhere to corporate governance principles, some of which conflict with agility principles. This article presents considerations for improving the compatibility of agile leadership principles with the principles of effective corporate governance.

  • 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 Guides

    Guidelines on the Corporate Governance of Startups

  • Board Guides

    Guidelines on the Corporate Governance of SMEs

  • Board Books

    Wirksame Führung und Aufsicht von öffentlichen Unternehmen

Board Responsibility & Accountability

Programs

  • 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
  • Board Diploma Program 24

    Enables you to become an effective board director.

    • 31.5.2024 - 2.6.2024open
    Duration 3 days
    Language English
    Location(s) Thun
    Costs CHF 7'750
  • Programme diplômant CA 25.1

    Ce programme vous apporte d'une compréhension globale et des outils pratiques pour exercer efficacement un mandat au Conseil d’administration.

    • 24.1.2025 - 31.10.2025open
    Durée 6 demi-journées
    Langue Français
    Site(s) Lausanne
    Coûts CHF 7’750
  • Programme diplômant CA 24.2

    Ce programme vous apporte une compréhension globale et des outils pratiques pour exercer efficacement un mandat au Conseil d’administration.

    • 20.9.2024 - 13.6.2025open
    Durée 6 demi-journées
    Langue Français
    Site(s) Lausanne
    Coûts CHF 7’750
  • Führung des VR-Sekretariats 25

    Vermittelt fundiertes Wissen zur effektiven Ausübung eines Verwaltungsrats-Mandats

    • 27.8.2025open
    Dauer 1 Tag
    Sprache Deutsch
    Standort(e) Zürich-Flughafen
    Kosten CHF 750
  • Führung eines VR-Mandats 25

    Vermittelt fundiertes Wissen zur effektiven Ausübung eines Verwaltungsrats-Mandats

    • 25.6.2025 - 25.5.2025open
    Dauer 1 Tag
    Sprache Deutsch
    Standort(e) Zürich-Flughafen
    Kosten CHF 750
  • VR-Diplom-Programm 25.1

    Stattet Sie mit umfassendem Verständnis und praktischen Werkzeugen zur effektiven Ausübung eines Verwaltungsrats-Mandats aus.

    • 7.2.2025 - 4.7.2025open
    Dauer 6 Halbtage
    Sprache Deutsch
    Standort(e) Zürich-Flughafen
    Kosten CHF 7'750
  • 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
  • Führung des VR-Sekretariats 24

    Vermittelt fundiertes Wissen zur effektiven Ausübung eines Verwaltungsrats-Mandats

    • 28.8.2024open
    Dauer 1 Tag
    Sprache Deutsch
    Standort(e) Zürich-Flughafen
    Kosten CHF 750
  • VR-Diplom-Programm 24.2

    Stattet Sie mit umfassendem Verständnis und praktischen Werkzeugen zur effektiven Ausübung eines Verwaltungsrats-Mandats aus.

    • 23.8.2024 - 20.12.2024open
    Dauer 6 Halbtage
    Sprache Deutsch
    Standort(e) Zürich-Flughafen
    Kosten CHF 7'750
  • 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
  • Führung eines VR-Mandats 24

    Vermittelt fundiertes Wissen zur effektiven Ausübung eines Verwaltungsrats-Mandats

    • 26.6.2024open
    Dauer 1 Tag
    Sprache Deutsch
    Standort(e) Zürich-Flughafen
    Kosten CHF 750
Board Responsibility & Accountability

Events

  • Swiss Board Day 24

    Der jährlich stattfindende Swiss Board Day bietet Verwaltungsrätinnen und Verwaltungsräten Einblick in die neuesten Erkenntnisse aus der Corporate-Governance-Praxis und -Forschung eröffnet die Möglichkeit, sich mit anderen auszutauschen und zu vernetzen.

    21.6.2024, 10:00 - 17:30open

  • Swiss Board Secretary Circle 24

    Die jährlich stattfindende Netzwerk-Veranstaltung für Corporate Secretaries bietet Gelegenheit, sich auszutauschen und einen Einblick in die neuesten Erkenntnisse aus der Corporate-Secretary-Praxis und -Forschung zu erhalten.

    23.10.2024, 17:00 - 21:00open

Board Responsibility & Accountability

Experts

  • Prof. Dr. Gilbert Probst

    Vice President, Swiss Institute of Directors

    Prof. Dr. Gilbert Probst

    Vice President, Swiss Institute of Directors

  • Prof. Dr. Marie-Noëlle Zen-Ruffinen

    Member, SIoD Board of Governors

    Prof. Dr. Marie-Noëlle Zen-Ruffinen

    Member, SIoD Board of Governors

  • Dr. Mark Macus

    Member, BF Board of Trustees

    Dr. Mark Macus

    Member, BF Board of Trustees

  • 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. Roland Müller

    Vice Chair, Board Foundation

    Prof. Dr. Roland Müller

    Vice Chair, Board Foundation

  • Prof. Dr. Michael Hilb

    Chair, Board Foundation

    Prof. Dr. Michael Hilb

    Chair, Board Foundation