Governance | Big Society Capital

From interviews with social investment intermediaries and research into best practice, here are the building blocks for clear decision making and governance process.

Strength of board

Identifying features

  • A diverse, balanced and engaged board 
  • An independent and entrepreneurial chair 
  • The relationship between Chair and CEO 
  • The alignment of the skills of the board to the needs of the organisation

Identifying procedures

  • Process for engaging board in strategy development
  • Management information measuring progress against strategy
  • Governance systems to detect and address risks and opportunities
  • Clear decision making structures and processes
  • Mission lock [and asset lock] policies

To see what that looks like in practice, download this guide