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Pessimism over the economy lessens, but Brexit, cyber security and diversity remain key issues for UK boards

08 January 2018

A survey of FTSE 350 companies out today finds economic pessimism gradually lifting as confidence in global and UK economic conditions starts to return despite continued concern about the impact of Brexit and an increase in the number of respondents citing Brexit as a principal risk. The latest FT-ICSA Boardroom Bellwether survey by ICSA: The Governance Institute in association with the Financial Times also reveals that concerns about cyber risk and boardroom diversity remain a worry for UK PLC. Read more

Board packs are too long and backward looking to be properly effective

19 December 2017

Board packs are too backward looking, internally focused and operational to enable board members to engage in forward-looking and strategic conversations, a report out today by ICSA: The Governance Institute and Board Intelligence reveals. They are also time-consuming to produce. Read more

Poll reveals biggest corporate governance stories of 2017

11 December 2017

The Government’s Green Paper on corporate governance reform, revisions to the UK Corporate Governance Code and the implications of the BHS pensions ‘scandal’ top the list of key governance stories and events in 2017, according to a poll out today from ICSA: The Governance Institute and recruitment specialist The Core Partnership. Read more

ICSA backs FRC’s move to trim back the UK Corporate Governance Code

05 December 2017

ICSA: The Governance Institute has today welcomed the Financial Reporting Council’s plans to update the UK’s Corporate Governance Code so that it is has a greater focus on the purpose of governance than on prescription. Read more

Sport needs more than policies and frameworks Chair of British Rowing says

01 December 2017

London, 1 December 2017 – Annamarie Phelps CBE, Chair of British Rowing, has indicated that policies and frameworks are not enough on their own to improve the integrity of British sport. Speaking about the Duty of Care in Sport Review recommendations at ICSA: The Governance Institute’s inaugural sport governance conference last Friday, Ms Phelps stressed the importance of culture and the need to go beyond compliance. Read more

ICSA: The Governance Institute celebrates the rise of governance at ICSA Awards

29 November 2017

At last night’s annual ICSA Awards at London’s Park Lane Hilton Hotel, ICSA: The Governance Institute recognised those companies, individuals and teams that are leading the way in corporate reporting, investor engagement and good governance. Read more

Deputy Lord Mayor of Belfast discusses governance challenges with ICSA

17 November 2017

The Deputy Lord Mayor of Belfast, Councillor Sonia Copeland, met John Heaton, President of ICSA: The Governance Institute and Darren Leonard, ICSA’s Northern Ireland Branch Vice-Chair this afternoon to discuss the importance of good governance for UK corporates, the public sector and charitable organisations. Read more

ICSA Charity Leadership Workshop to reinforce work of Trustees’ Week

15 November 2017

ICSA: The Governance Institute is holding a Charity Leadership Workshop on 8 December to help support trustees, whose vital work is the current focus of Trustees Week. Read more

ICSA Guernsey Awards 2017 winners announced

15 November 2017

Winners of ICSA: The Governance Institute’s 2017 ICSA Guernsey Awards, which recognise the achievements of the island’s individuals and businesses in terms of good governance, were announced at a glittering awards dinner at The Old Government House Hotel on Friday 10 November 2017. Read more

ICSA releases guidance to improve board awareness of GDPR data responsibilities

06 November 2017

ICSA: The Governance Institute has released guidance to facilitate conversations between the board and those within organisations responsible for dealing with data to help them deal more effectively with the implications of the forthcoming EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Alongside an overview of the new legal landscape, the guidance highlights the strategic and practical considerations raised by GDPR. Read more

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