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2021 Asia Pacific Board Director Barometer Report

2021 Asia Pacific Board Director Barometer Report

The 2021 Asia Pacific Board Director Barometer Report, co-released by Tricor Group and Financial Times Board Director Programme, uncovers board sentiments on COVID-19 disruptions. It is an in-depth survey conducted amongst 771 board directors representing a spectrum of startups, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), multinational corporations (MNCs), non-profits and listed companies across 12 major industries. The sampling focuses largely on key markets in APAC (including mainland China, Hong Kong SAR, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Japan and Australia) and also incorporates comparative samples from the Americas, Europe and Africa.

What’s in this report?

The 2021 Asia Pacific Board Director Barometer Report

  • Reveals sentiments and actions of board directors across the globe in key areas of:
    • Digital adoption and virtualization
    • Board operations
    • Cybersecurity
    • Corporate Governance, Risk & Compliance (GRC)
    • Business Continuity Planning (BCP) 
  • Draws from survey data to identify trends, challenges and opportunities emerging for corporate boards:
    • Corporate boards are struggling to keep pace with rising digital transformation pressures against the turbulent headwinds of the COVID-19 pandemic.
    • Business continuity planning (BCP) and corporate governance, risk & compliance (GRC) are weighing on board directors, rising to the top of corporate board priorities. 
    • Corporate boards are not equipped to support effective hybrid meeting models, which are expected to be the most favored operating model post-pandemic.
    • The digital divide is continuing to widen and corporate boards are falling behind, highlighting operational and security risks and inefficiencies.
    • Gaps in cybersecurity threaten corporate board operations and integrity.  
  • Explores cutting-edge solutions corporate boards can deploy to virtualize efficiently and securely while staying ahead of emerging needs in BCP and GRC. 

Leverage valuable corporate board survey data and expert insights from Tricor Group and Financial Times Board Director Programme. We invite you to further your board’s business objectives, mitigate risks and transform your BCP and GRC framework to thrive in the “next normal” of corporate governance. 

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