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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

CEO/worker pay ratio will leave firms open to criticism without reducing inequality, poll finds

09 October 2017

The obligation to publish the pay ratio between chief executives and their average UK workers is unlikely to reduce pay inequality, but is likely to be used to unfairly criticise companies, a poll out today from ICSA: The Governance Institute and recruitment specialist The Core Partnership finds. Read more

Continuous improvement in MAT governance is focus of ICSA conference

28 September 2017

ICSA: The Governance Institute is organising a conference to help academy governance professionals meet the challenges of the sector by providing them with the tools to deliver continuous improvement. Taking place at the Hallam Conference Centre in central London on Friday 6 October, the conference will include keynote speeches by Sir David Carter, National Schools Commissioner, Department for Education (DfE); Mike Sheridan, Regional Director, London, Ofsted; and Brian Lightman, Director, Lightman Consulting and Former General Secretary, ASCL. Read more

Nominations invited for ICSA Guernsey Awards 2017

27 September 2017

Nominations are now open for ICSA: The Governance Institute’s 2017 ICSA Guernsey Awards, which recognise accomplishments in the field of governance. Taking place at The Old Government House Hotel on 10 November 2017, the awards will celebrate the noteworthy achievements of individuals and teams in five categories and are open to all Guernsey-based members of ICSA. Read more

ICSA and The Investment Association launch guidance to help firms improve decision making for the benefit of all

26 September 2017

ICSA: The Governance Institute and The Investment Association have today launched guidance to help company boards ensure they understand and weigh up the interests of their stakeholders when making strategic decisions. Read more

ICSA and Investment Association to issue guidance on making the stakeholder voice heard in the boardroom

29 August 2017

ICSA: The Governance Institute is to issue guidance to companies on making the stakeholder voice heard in the boardroom. This follows the Government's response to its Green Paper on corporate governance reform which was published today. Read more

ICSA issues Board Assurance Framework guidance to improve trustee stewardship

22 August 2017

ICSA: The Governance Institute has today issued guidance on how to build a board assurance framework (BAF), a single document that pulls together all relevant data pertaining to a charity’s strategic goals, and the risks it faces. The BAF provides a framework by which the board can be assured of the veracity of data presented to it, presenting trustees with triangulated information to support management assertions that the charity is well run. Read more

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