Rules beyond regulation
Every year there’s one key event designed to get the adrenalin of board directors, executives and investors going: the presentation of the annual results at the AGM. More recently, the publication of zRating’s board of directors rankings in autumn has had a very similar effect. Covering more than 170 listed Swiss companies, zRating provides an objective and accurate assessment of directors’ corporate governance efforts. The importance of the rating shows that it’s not just what a board decides that is relevant, but how – something that was given relatively little attention in the past, but is increasingly seen as a key factor in board effectiveness.
"The public is increasingly sensitive to the effectiveness of boards of directors [...] But the demands directors have to meet go way beyond mere corporate governance guidelines. High-performing boards now have to master the art of interaction and adding value by drawing on diverse beliefs and points of view."