Resources & Policy

Research

The Director Sentiment Monitor Q1 2020

The Director Sentiment Monitor Q1 2020 details research on how members view key issues such as the economy, government performance and business confidence. This research was conducted between 18th and 26th March 2020, just as Ireland adjusted to the sudden ‘lockdown’ of the economy and society to protect public health during the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, the research incorporates how IoD members envisage the lockdown restrictions impacting their organisations. The survey also records members’ views on talent availability, sustainability, tax reform, senior executive remuneration, and governance oversight and internal controls. This monitor compares the Q1 2020 findings with Q4 2019, where relevant.


The Director Sentiment Monitor Q4 2019

The Director Sentiment Monitor Q4 2019 details research on how members view key issues such as the economy, government performance and business confidence. This research also addresses other key topics such as Ireland’s post-Brexit relationships with the EU and UK, the impact of Brexit itself, gender pay gap legislation, wellness in the workplace, talent availability, and sustainability as a standing agenda item at board meetings. This monitor compares the Q4 findings with Q3, in particular, but also Q2 and Q1 2019 as well as, in certain instances, a comparison with Q4 2018.


Director Sentiment Monitor Q3 2019

The Director Sentiment Monitor Q3 2019 details research on how members view key issues such as the economy, government performance and business confidence. This research also addresses other key topics such as Brexit, talent availability, beneficial ownership regulations, climate actions and sustainability. This monitor compares the Q3 findings with Q2 and Q1 2019, as well as in certain instances a comparison with Q3 2018.


Director Sentiment Monitor Q2 2019

The Director Sentiment Monitor Q2 2019 details research on how members view key issues such as the economy, government performance and business confidence. This research also addresses other key topics such as Brexit, talent, and insurance. This monitor compares the Q2 findings with Q1 2019, as well as in certain instances a comparison with Q2 2018.


Diversity in the Boardroom 2019

Diversity in the Boardroom 2019 provides a snapshot of the current state of diversity in Ireland’s boardrooms. It covers key aspects of corporate governance, including board profiles and demographics, social diversity (gender, race, geography, age), professional diversity (education, expertise and skillsets) and the governance of diversity (board recruitment, composition and tenure).