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Guidance about virtual board meetings issued by The Chartered Governance Institute

28 March 2020

The Chartered Governance Institute has published guidance about virtual board meetings, which aims to help companies struggling with the impact of COVID-19. Drafted in conjunction with Lorraine Young Board Advisory Services, the guidance highlights the key points to bear in mind so that companies can use virtual meetings to good effect while the ban on public meetings is in place to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Read more

Updated guidance about AGMs and the impact of Covid-19 issued

27 March 2020

The Chartered Governance Institute has today published updated guidance about company AGMs and the impact of Covid-19, which reflects the Government ban on public gatherings of more than two people. Prepared by Clifford Chance LLP, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, Linklaters LLP, Slaughter and May and The Chartered Governance Institute, the guidance offers advice on how listed companies incorporated under the UK Companies Act might implement contingency plans in light of the compulsory ‘Stay at Home Measures’ that the British Government has introduced to combat the spread of Coronavirus since the initial guidance was first published on 17 March. Read more

Four-fifths of organisations view sustainable values as important, poll finds

20 March 2020

Some 78% of organisations believe that sustainable values are very important to their community according to a poll out today from The Chartered Governance Institute and governance recruitment specialist The Core Partnership. An additional 22% consider that sustainability is slightly important and no organisations feel that it is unimportant. Read more

Guidance about AGMs and impact of Covid-19 issued

17 March 2020

The Chartered Governance Institute and Slaughter and May have today published guidance about company AGMs and the impact of Covid-19 in order to support British businesses and their shareholders during the coronavirus pandemic. Supported by the FRC, GC100, the Investment Association and the Quoted Companies Alliance, and reviewed by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, the guidance suggests that companies consider their contingency plans in light of the spread of Covid-19. Read more

International governance body establishes branch in Ghana

12 March 2020

The Chartered Governance Institute has today announced the establishment of a branch in Ghana and the election of PwC Manager George Coleman as Chair of the newly formed branch. Ruthy Amakie Strauss-Ashiaby and Josephine Etse have also been appointed to the branch committee as branch secretary and treasurer respectively. Read more

Sport England and The Chartered Governance Institute announce game-changing Sports Governance Academy

27 February 2020

Sport England and The Chartered Governance Institute will today unveil plans to launch a Sports Governance Academy to support, develop and connect people working in the sport and physical activity sector who have an interest in governance. Read more

Climate change moving up the boardroom agenda, latest Boardroom Bellwether finds

24 February 2020

FTSE350 boards are devoting more time to the issue of climate change, the results of a survey published today by The Chartered Governance Institute in association with the Financial Times have shown. Read more

Increased positivity about the economy and Brexit, but not enough to prompt rise in Capex, Bellwether finds

24 February 2020

FTSE350 boards are displaying more confidence in the economy, with the results of a survey published today by The Chartered Governance Institute showing a twofold increase in the number of respondents believing that the global economic outlook will improve in the coming year and a fivefold increase in the number believing that the UK economy will improve. This is not yet enough to encourage greater capital investment, however, despite fears lessening over Brexit, with fewer companies now rating an exit as damaging and the overwhelming majority (81%) not currently considering relocating their head office or listing. Read more

Government action is needed to increase the appeal of employee share schemes, ProShare claims

12 February 2020

ProShare, the voice of the employee share ownership industry in the UK, has today welcomed the report on Employee Share Ownership that was published by the Social Market Foundation at the start of the week, but voiced an opinion that Government action is required to help companies promote the benefits of share ownership more effectively to employees. Read more

Investment markets outlook for 2020: The Chartered Governance Institute IOM branch event

16 January 2020

The new decade is set to herald the start of a new chapter for the European Union with the UK scheduled to leave on 31 January 2020. With that and rising tensions in the Middle East, 2020 could prove to be an unsettling time for the world’s investment markets. In light of this, The Chartered Governance Institute has organised a lunchtime talk entitled ‘What does 2020 hold for investment markets?’ to offer insight into what the year might have in store. Read more

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