Bank Governance Leadership Network

Explore perspectives from global bank directors and regulators

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The Bank Governance Leadership Network (BGLN) is an elite network of non-executive directors from the world’s largest banks.

Sharing the latest perspectives on bank board governance, the BGLN provides a peer-to-peer platform for discussion of critical and complex issues facing the industry. With a primary focus on the non-executive director, the network also engages senior management, notably chief risk officers, and regulators.

Participants are committed to outstanding governance and supervision in support of the mission to build strong, enduring and trustworthy banking institutions.

Created by Tapestry Networks and EY, the BGLN presents a unique opportunity for candid dialogue among non-executive directors from leading global banks, bank executives, regulators, policy makers and other stakeholders through private roundtable discussions, the annual Bank Directors Summit, and research work streams focused on critical issues for non-executive directors.

Released throughout the year, the BGLN’s ViewPoints publications cover issues of greatest importance to the non-executive director community.


EY - Top and emerging risks   Top and emerging risks: Improving identification and oversight of key risks facing large banks
The Bank Governance Leadership Network explores how boards and supervisors can improve oversight of the risks that could bring down an individual bank or have a broader systemic impact, including systemic risk, strategic risk intensified by increasing disruption, persistent conduct challenges and the growing cyber threat.

EY - Long-term challenge in addressing conduct and culture in banking   Long-term challenge in addressing conduct and culture in banking
Recent Bank Governance Leadership Network (BGLN) discussions addressed how the challenge of persistent misconduct is long-term and multifaceted and will require changes to hiring, accountability, incentives, governance and business models.

EY - Bank Directors Summit 2014 recap   Bank Directors Summit 2014 recap
EY and Tapestry Networks recently welcomed non-executive directors from leading banks, as well as regulators and supervisors, to the sixth annual Bank Directors Summit.

EY - Leading the digital transformation of banking   Leading the digital transformation of banking
Digital transformation is a core strategic issue for banking leaders, yet not all boards fully appreciate the scale and impact of digitization.

EY - Developing effective and sustainable risk cultures   Developing effective and sustainable risk cultures
Effective risk cultures share several key attributes. Understand these core elements to strengthen risk management, improve governance and meet supervisory expectations.

EY - Navigating the new era of conduct supervision   Navigating the new era of conduct supervision
Conduct issues can affect profitability and tarnish the reputations of individual banks and the industry as a whole. Learn practical approaches for addressing conduct-related issues.

EY - Addressing cybersecurity as a human problem   Addressing cybersecurity as a human problem
EY and Tapestry Networks convened a Bank Governance Leadership Network meeting to discuss cybersecurity. Learn about industry preparedness and ways to improve systems defenses.

EY - Five years on, uncertainty is the new normal   Five years on, uncertainty is the new normal
Non-executive directors from many large global banks gathered for the annual 2013 Bank Governance Leadership Network summit to discuss the state of regulatory and internal reforms.

EY - Reforming bank culture: turning values into action   Reforming bank culture: turning values into action
Bank Directors Summit participants discuss the need to restore trust in the banking industry and plan for radical changes to business models.

EY - Building more effective risk appetite frameworks   Building more effective risk appetite frameworks
Banks need to move risk appetite plans from high-level statements to practical application. Learn the key attributes of an effective risk appetite framework.