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How technology will shape the future of governance

How technology will shape the future of governance

21 October 2020

The technology, processes and skills that today’s companies need are evolving as quickly as the business landscape. Read more

Data governance in a cloud-native world

Data governance in a cloud-native world

19 October 2020

Who governs your data? How do you know your 'customers' data is protected? And can those questions help grow your career?. Read more

Why you might still struggle to recruit company secretaries and governance professionals despite the recession

Why you might still struggle to recruit company secretaries and governance professionals despite the recession

12 October 2020

Most company secretaries and governance professionals, most of whom are still in work, are likely to be more hesitant to move in a time of uncertainty. Read more

Modern Slavery Governance – a role for non-executive directors?

Modern Slavery Governance – a role for non-executive directors?

05 October 2020

NEDs all bring new perspectives and experiences, and these can all contribute to a more effective Modern Slavery Governance strategy. Read more

The role of diverse boards in tough times

The role of diverse boards in tough times

30 September 2020

As charity leaders, we are currently navigating our charities through what is probably the roughest seas we will ever encounter. And we’re only just at the start of the voyage. Read more

Managing your entities the right way

Managing your entities the right way

14 September 2020

Time to fast track your entity management plans?. Read more

Bringing business ethics and social responsibility into the workplace

Bringing business ethics and social responsibility into the workplace

08 September 2020

To ensure good business ethics and social responsibility, many companies establish an ethics management program that aligns with their mission, vision, and values. Read more

Diversity & Inclusion Initiative of the Year

Diversity & Inclusion Initiative of the Year

01 September 2020

For The Chartered Governance Institute Awards 2020, we announced two new exciting – as well as highly significant – awards in May 2020. Read more

We have to be the change we want in the world

We have to be the change we want in the world

27 August 2020

These words of Mahatma Gandhi have never been more pertinent as our companies and our economy emerge from the COVID-19 crisis. Read more

Nominations for new awards now extended

Nominations for new awards now extended

26 August 2020

For The Chartered Governance Institute Awards 2020, we announced two new exciting – as well as highly significant – awards in May 2020. Read more

The post-COVID-19 leadership challenge to directors

The post-COVID-19 leadership challenge to directors

20 August 2020

As a director, you are required to follow your legal duties, but in our rapidly changing and challenging world, you are also required to be able and ready to respond to a much wider set of circumstances. Read more

ESG – does the ‘S’ include slavery?

ESG – does the ‘S’ include slavery?

11 August 2020

We now look at how ESG (Environment, Social, Governance) reporting is linked to modern slavery. Read more

The perfect board - it’s a matter of character

The perfect board - it’s a matter of character

05 August 2020

Whether you are a member of a company, not for profit or political board, you can have all the laws, regulations and procedures that may be found. Read more

Twitter data breach, the perfect warning to boards: The biggest risks to the company may be the company

Twitter data breach, the perfect warning to boards: The biggest risks to the company may be the company

04 August 2020

With respect to data breaches, my advice to Twitter, and boards alike is simple: Keeping earned trust today starts by reassessing insider threat strategies. Read more

Discover Governance: A Fellows’ perspective

Discover Governance: A Fellows’ perspective

31 July 2020

Last month, we hosted a webinar on how you can use your law or business degree to start your career in governance. Read more

Discover Governance: A company secretary perspective

Discover Governance: A company secretary perspective

27 July 2020

Last month, we hosted a webinar on how you can use your law or business degree to start your career in governance. Read more

Charity relationships with non-charity third parties

Charity relationships with non-charity third parties

23 July 2020

For charitable organisations, such connections can bring immense benefits. Read more

Discover Governance: Use your law or business degree to start your career with the board

Discover Governance: Use your law or business degree to start your career with the board

21 July 2020

Last month, we hosted a webinar on how you can use your law or business degree to start your career in governance. Read more

Executive pay in a time of crisis

Executive pay in a time of crisis

20 July 2020

Earlier this month, Peter Swabey, our Policy and Research Director chaired a webinar on the subject of executive pay during a crisis. Read more

Climate change and the environment: A focus on SECR

Climate change and the environment: A focus on SECR

16 July 2020

Improved ESG (Environmental, social and corporate governance) has been seen as a positive response to the crisis and as a means by which we can drive change in businesses for good. Read more

Modern slavery – what corporate governance can do

Modern slavery – what corporate governance can do

13 July 2020

The topic of modern slavery is key not only to businesses but also to governments, and its importance is increasing within large, multinational corporations. Read more

How a centralised corporate record accelerates sustainable growth

How a centralised corporate record accelerates sustainable growth

10 July 2020

Maintaining an accurate corporate record is essential for good governance and ensuring compliance, as was pointed out in our previous blog. Read more

Remote working competencies

Remote working competencies

08 July 2020

Competencies have been used to help organisations recruit, manage and develop their employees for decades. Read more

Rapid change

Rapid change

06 July 2020

On Thursday 26 June, the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act received Royal Assent. Read more

The Company Secretary Market Survey 2020: The impact of COVID-19 and remuneration

The Company Secretary Market Survey 2020: The impact of COVID-19 and remuneration

02 July 2020

The Company Secretary Market Survey 2020 by The Core Partnership is now available!. Read more

Succession planning: The board’s role in nurturing talent

Succession planning: The board’s role in nurturing talent

01 July 2020

With the pandemic everyone may think that the war for talent is at an end; that people will just be sitting tight in their current roles and, that with the focus on cost, there will be little or no need for new talent. Read more

Leading your company secretarial team in a virtual environment

Leading your company secretarial team in a virtual environment

30 June 2020

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, businesses around the world have had to adapt the way they work to facilitate home working where previously it might not have been on offer. Read more

How to keep networking during COVID-19

How to keep networking during COVID-19

26 June 2020

Networking is about nurturing relationships and making PEOPLE connections. We may not be able to network in the way we used to, but it’s still possible. Read more

Ensuring business continuity during a crisis – a focus on Kazakhstan

Ensuring business continuity during a crisis – a focus on Kazakhstan

24 June 2020

Towards the middle of February 2020, we started laying out options to ensure business continuity at the AIFC. Read more

Emotional intelligence equals success during COVID-19

Emotional intelligence equals success during COVID-19

22 June 2020

Leadership is one of the most heavily tested skills during COVID-19. Research shows that emotional intelligence accounts for nearly 90% of what sets high performers leaders apart from those with similar technical skills and knowledge. Read more

The relationship between charity, charities and the general public

The relationship between charity, charities and the general public

19 June 2020

Earlier this week, the Charity Commission published its report on ‘Regulating in the public interest - The relationship between Charity, charities and the general public’. Read more

How accurate are spreadsheets as a tool for effective governance?

How accurate are spreadsheets as a tool for effective governance?

17 June 2020

According to research from Deloitte, nearly a quarter of all spreadsheets contain errors, meaning boards are potentially exposing their companies to financial and reputational damage. Read more

Virtual company meetings: are they here to stay?

Virtual company meetings: are they here to stay?

15 June 2020

Attending a recent webinar from The Chartered Governance Institute on the topic of holding virtual AGMs, where practitioners shared their experience of rearranging large-scale AGMs, it was evident that companies are finding effective solutions. Read more

Key governance challenges for academy governance during COVID-19 – Part 3

Key governance challenges for academy governance during COVID-19 – Part 3

12 June 2020

The article is the third in a series of four blog posts on academy governance during COVID-19 published throughout May and June. Read more

Power and influence with your board

Power and influence with your board

10 June 2020

Warren Bennis, the legendary management guru’s description of power as ‘The ability to convert vision into reality’ is a good place to start when thinking about how to up your power and influence with the board. Read more

Three potential roadblocks to remote team success

Three potential roadblocks to remote team success

08 June 2020

As working remotely begins to feel more normal, you may start to notice specific challenges effectively blocking the successful functioning of your team. Read more

Learning the lessons

Learning the lessons

05 June 2020

With the UK government’s five tests for easing lockdown having been met, June will be a busy month for reopenings with many schools and nurseries already open and non-essential retail businesses due to reopen on 15 June. Read more

Recruiting company secretaries and governance professionals during COVID-19

Recruiting company secretaries and governance professionals during COVID-19

01 June 2020

Despite the slight ease of lockdown measures, the return to the office and face-to-face interview processes still seems distant. Read more

Tips for leading remotely

Tips for leading remotely

29 May 2020

Whether it's a global pandemic or a regular change, the role of a leader remains the same. Read more

Exiting lockdown with a stronger board

Exiting lockdown with a stronger board

26 May 2020

With important ethical dilemmas needing to be resolved in the coming days and weeks, determining the best way to ease the lockdown will require boards to strengthen their ability to make good decisions. Read more

Finding a job during COVID-19

Finding a job during COVID-19

22 May 2020

The Coronavirus pandemic has sent economic shockwaves throughout the world, with US rates of unemployment the worst since the Depression era and UK jobless claims soaring by nearly 70% in April. Read more

The rise of virtual board and shareholder meetings in the Middle East – a focus on Saudi and UAE

The rise of virtual board and shareholder meetings in the Middle East – a focus on Saudi and UAE

21 May 2020

COVID-19 is forcing businesses across the globe to adapt to how they operate. Read more

Effective chairing in a virtual world

Effective chairing in a virtual world

20 May 2020

As the world continues to wrestle with the coronavirus pandemic, businesses face having to create, at least in the short-term, their ‘new normal’. Read more

With companies moving to video-conferencing to interview candidates, here are some handy hints to succeed

With companies moving to video-conferencing to interview candidates, here are some handy hints to succeed

19 May 2020

While it may be daunting for those who have never interviewed online before, here are a few tips to increase your chances of online interview success. Read more

WFH - Working From Home

WFH - Working From Home

18 May 2020

We have been WFH for several weeks now. What started as a short-term arrangement is looking increasingly like a medium-term solution and a preferred option for many colleagues for the longer term. Read more

Key governance challenges for academy governance during COVID-19 – Part 2

Key governance challenges for academy governance during COVID-19 – Part 2

15 May 2020

The article is the second in a series of four blog posts on academy governance during COVID-19 that is being released fortnightly throughout May and June. Read more

Business has lost the public’s trust

Business has lost the public’s trust

14 May 2020

The consensus among politicians, citizens, and even executives themselves, is that capitalism serves only to enrich the elites while ignoring ordinary people. Read more

We’re not all in the same boat: why it pays to get personal about wellbeing

We’re not all in the same boat: why it pays to get personal about wellbeing

13 May 2020

While we may all be facing the same COVID-19 storm, we are certainly not all in the same boat. This crisis will impact each and every one of us in our own way. Read more

Annual General Meetings in Ireland 2020 – listening to the voice of the shareholder

Annual General Meetings in Ireland 2020 – listening to the voice of the shareholder

12 May 2020

We are now well into the Annual General Meeting (‘AGM’) season, and we are seeing several different approaches to the holding of the AGMs. Read more

Leadership through a crisis

Leadership through a crisis

11 May 2020

Much is being written about the actions of leaders during a crisis, such as the one we’re currently living through, with a need to recognise the attributes of an effective leader. Read more

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