Strategy & Innovation for Boards

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 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

    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 Data

  • Board Guides

    Guidelines on the Corporate Governance of Startups

  • Board Guides

    Guidelines on the Corporate Governance of Business Excellence

  • Board Books

    Governance of Ecosystems

  • Board Books

    Governace of Ventures

  • Board Books

    Governance of Digitalization

  • Board Books

    Strategische Führung auf VR und GL-Ebene in KMU

  • Board Books

    Wirksame Führung und Aufsicht von Familienunternehmen

Strategy & Innovation for Boards

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

  • Führung eines VR-Mandats 24.2

    Vermittelt fundiertes Wissen zur effektiven Ausübung eines Verwaltungsrats-Mandats

    • 5.11.2024open
    Dauer 1 Tag
    Sprache Deutsch
    Standort(e) Zürich-Flughafen
    Kosten CHF 750
  • VR-Masterclass: Geopolitik

    Vermittelt Ansätze zum Umgang des Verwaltungsrats mit aktuellen geopolitischen Veränderungen.

      Dauer 1 Stunde
      Sprache Deutsch
      Standort(e) Online
      Kosten Kostenlos
    • Board Masterclass: Artificial Intelligence

      Provides insights into what the board needs to consider when dealing with Artificial Intelligence.

        Duration 1 hour
        Language English
        Location(s) Online
        Costs Free
      • 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
      • 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 eines VR-Mandats 25.1

        Vermittelt fundiertes Wissen zur effektiven Ausübung eines Verwaltungsrats-Mandats

        • 25.6.2025open
        Dauer 1 Tag
        Sprache Deutsch
        Standort(e) Zürich-Flughafen
        Kosten CHF 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-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
      • 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
      Strategy & Innovation for Boards

      Events

      Strategy & Innovation for Boards

      Tools

      Strategy & Innovation for Boards

      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

      • 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