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Dirty-moneyball

Dirty-moneyball

13 February 2020

Henry Ker, Editor-in-Chief at Emperor, explains how rugby's salary cap scandal shows Saracens had big governance problems. Read more

Change your life with a new robot assistant

Change your life with a new robot assistant

11 February 2020

Katie Hollis FCG from Link Company Matters discusses Robotic Process Automation and gives top tips for anyone considering it. Read more

Ethnic diversity on boards: Progress or stagnation?

Ethnic diversity on boards: Progress or stagnation?

06 February 2020

Chris Hodge FCG, Policy Advisor at The Chartered Governance Institute, comments on the Parker Review Steering Committee's 'two years on' progress report on ethnic diversity on UK boards. Read more

A more joined-up approach to ESG – an opportunity not to be missed

A more joined-up approach to ESG – an opportunity not to be missed

06 February 2020

Maria Brookes, Media Relations Manager at The Chartered Governance Institute, talks about the key takeaways from the BNY Mellon event on the outlook for the asset management industry in 2020 and the challenges facing the sector. Read more

What does good governance really look like?

What does good governance really look like?

23 January 2020

Trina Hill FCG gives us her view on what good governance looks like and what companies should focus on to achieve this. Read more

A not so happy new year

A not so happy new year

15 January 2020

Peter Swabey, Policy and Research Director at The Chartered Governance Institute, comments on the Travelex ransomware virus attack and the implications of a data breach. Read more

The Company Secretary as Changemaker: a discreet but powerful role

The Company Secretary as Changemaker: a discreet but powerful role

09 January 2020

Stefan Stern wraps up the first chapter from The Company Secretary as Changemaker series and highlights the main points made by the panel of speakers. Read more

Boards need diverse talent to flourish

Boards need diverse talent to flourish

10 December 2019

A refreshingly honest perspective from Nada Korac Kakabadse, Professor of Policy, Governance and Ethics at Henley Business School, on the subject of board diversity. Read more

Taking ownership

Taking ownership

21 November 2019

Sara Drake, Chief Executive at The Chartered Governance Institute, comments on the new Beneficial Ownership Register coming into force in the Republic of Ireland. Read more

What is a changemaker?

What is a changemaker?

13 November 2019

Stefan Stern introduces The Company Secretary as Changemaker, a new series of workshops being held by The Chartered Governance Institute, and discusses what being a changemaker involves for a governance professional. Read more

ESG in the age of activism

ESG in the age of activism

08 November 2019

Chris Hodge FCG reflects upon acting as moderator for a highly topical panel discussion about how ESG issues are impacting on companies, investors and the relationship between them. Read more

Celebrating success in the charity sector

Celebrating success in the charity sector

23 October 2019

The Chartered Governance Institute’s Craig Beeston reflects on judging the 2019 Charity Times Awards. Read more

How to ensure your business supply chains are not tainted by slavery

How to ensure your business supply chains are not tainted by slavery

15 October 2019

Chloe Cranston, Business and Human Rights Manager at Anti-Slavery International, discusses how to ensure your business supply chains are not tainted by slavery. Read more

Interview with one of our top Academy Governance students

Interview with one of our top Academy Governance students

04 October 2019

Hear from a senior officer of corporate governance at an academy trust who completed her Certificate in Academy Governance course with top grades. Read more

Reputation, trust and doing the right thing

Reputation, trust and doing the right thing

03 October 2019

Our reputation is our greatest asset but one false step can have a lasting impact. Read more

Academies and the company limited by guarantee structure

Academies and the company limited by guarantee structure

26 September 2019

Louise Thomson FCG discusses academies and the peculiarities and benefits of a company limited by guarantee structure. Read more

In praise of disinterested kindness

In praise of disinterested kindness

25 September 2019

Chris Hodge FCG discusses 'long continued and disinterested kindness’ with regards to investors in a company. Read more

How does data become bias and how do we work against data bias in Boardrooms?

How does data become bias and how do we work against data bias in Boardrooms?

25 September 2019

From the front lines to the call centres to the boardroom, every one is talking about the value of data. Read more

Getting to grips with risk

Getting to grips with risk

19 September 2019

Chris Hodge FCG discusses how understanding risk is critical to good governance. Read more

How can software help to establish Governance in a legal department?

How can software help to establish Governance in a legal department?

25 July 2019

The key to governance is establishing the procedures that need to be followed. Read more

The future company secretary: upskilling, automation or coexistence?

The future company secretary: upskilling, automation or coexistence?

01 July 2019

‘What lies ahead for the future company secretary?’. Read more

What are boards really doing about ESG?

What are boards really doing about ESG?

24 June 2019

Diligent Institute set out to understand why environmental sustainability issues are elevated to the board level. Read more

Evaluating Board Evaluators

Evaluating Board Evaluators

17 June 2019

Following the growth of board evaluation services, questions are now being raised about their quality. Read more

Identity Fraud

Identity Fraud

14 June 2019

Company directors at double the risk of other individuals. Read more

 Identifying toxic behaviour in the boardroom

Identifying toxic behaviour in the boardroom

10 June 2019

Explore characteristics of toxic leadership, its impact on boardroom culture and organisational performance. Read more

Governance Leadership in the Healthcare world

Governance Leadership in the Healthcare world

05 June 2019

Hear from a director of nursing & quality governance on her experience of the Governance Leadership Programme. Read more

Delving  Deeper

Delving Deeper

21 May 2019

International financial centres have a better story to tell than people realise. Read more

Technology emphasis makes boards miss competitive advantage

Technology emphasis makes boards miss competitive advantage

14 May 2019

Technology emphasis makes boards miss competitive advantage. Read more

Why effective induction is key to good MAT governance

Why effective induction is key to good MAT governance

08 May 2019

Remember – there is no such thing as a ridiculous question. Read more

Risk and resilience

Risk and resilience

18 April 2019

Attitude to risk need to be holistic to ensure good governance. Read more

Handbook to success

Handbook to success

11 March 2019

Anna Machin ACIS, discusses academy governance. Read more

Disruptive Board Members – how coaching skills might be the answer

Disruptive Board Members – how coaching skills might be the answer

08 February 2019

Lesley Ward FCIS explains how can coaching help address disruptive behaviours in the boardroom. Read more

‘Diversity of Thought’: be very careful...

‘Diversity of Thought’: be very careful...

06 February 2019

Marsha Ramroop FRSA highlights important considerations for Diversity and Inclusion initiatives. Read more

Charity Governance Code - embrace the challenge

Charity Governance Code - embrace the challenge

04 February 2019

Compliance with the governance code can help charities achieve best practice. Read more

Tone from the top: how board behaviour affects corporate culture

Tone from the top: how board behaviour affects corporate culture

31 January 2019

Professor Roger Steare trials his Keynote at the Board Dynamics Summit 2019. Read more

The right ones for the job

The right ones for the job

22 November 2018

The growing group of academy trust governance professionals are fundamental to the success of academy trusts, argues Emma Perkin. Read more

How to strike the right balance in subsidiary oversight

How to strike the right balance in subsidiary oversight

02 November 2018

Giles Peel offers valuable advice about how to approach subsidiary oversight. Read more

Next generation governance: The role of the regulator

Next generation governance: The role of the regulator

08 October 2018

New ICSA research reveals an interesting perspective on the responsibility of regulators. Read more

AGMs: Split the voting from the meeting

AGMs: Split the voting from the meeting

17 August 2018

Putting distance between the two core aspects of the AGM could help stakeholders have their voice heard. Read more

Charity governance need not be a guilty secret

Charity governance need not be a guilty secret

23 July 2018

The charitable sector has to work harder to explain to the public why spending resources on governance enhances rather than diminishes impact. Read more

A guide to better board reporting

A guide to better board reporting

11 July 2018

ICSA and Board Intelligence launch guidance and tools to help with producing board packs. Read more

Guiding charities

Guiding charities

28 June 2018

Updated ICSA guidance for the changing charity governance landscape. Read more

Even if the FCA builds it, will they come?

Even if the FCA builds it, will they come?

12 June 2018

The regulators plan to reduce the governance burden for large foreign state-controlled companies has a hint of expediency. Read more

Company secretary: the ‘helicopter view’ of governance

Company secretary: the ‘helicopter view’ of governance

01 June 2018

ICSA’s latest event in Scotland showed the role’s burgeoning responsibilities. Read more

The hidden cost of board meetings

The hidden cost of board meetings

17 May 2018

Is any meeting really worth a quarter of a million pounds and over 100 days of preparation?. Read more

Better board packs: request for ideas

Better board packs: request for ideas

21 March 2018

The Institute wants to draw on members' experience for its guidance on improving board packs. Read more

Share buybacks and conspiracy theories

Share buybacks and conspiracy theories

31 January 2018

Government research into corporate rationale behind buybacks is unlikely to sate a suspicious minority. Read more

Social responsibility is a tightrope for investors as well as companies

Social responsibility is a tightrope for investors as well as companies

29 January 2018

The time has come for stewardship duties to be stepped up. Read more

Maintaining a healthy boardroom dynamic

Maintaining a healthy boardroom dynamic

22 January 2018

Properly managed tension forms an integral part of an effective board. Read more

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