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How prepared is your organisation for a no trade deal scenario?

How prepared is your organisation for a no trade deal scenario?

05 October 2020

Our community looks at how a no trade deal scenario could impact their organisation. Read more

A Strong Bond

A Strong Bond

05 October 2020

There is a unique partnership between charities and the public. Read more

ESG and the Board

ESG and the Board

02 September 2020

On 13 August, we held a discussion panel to develop the thinking for the third in our series of papers on ‘Building Board Resilience’ on which The Chartered Governance Institute is partnering with Diligent Corporation. Read more

Interview: Victoria Penrice

Interview: Victoria Penrice

27 August 2020

Victoria Penrice talks to Governance and Compliance about her recent appointment as UKRIAT President and her entry into the profession. Read more

Room to Grow

Room to Grow

27 August 2020

Branches offer a key service to professional members in their local area. Read more

Change Ahead

Change Ahead

29 July 2020

The Chartered Governance Institute has undergone significant change over the last three years. Read more

Breathing Space

Breathing Space

24 July 2020

The Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act has made the biggest reforms to the UK’s insolvency framework for almost 20 years, as well as some significant changes to corporate governance law. Read more

Interview: Chuka Umunna

Interview: Chuka Umunna

24 July 2020

Chuka Umunna talks to Governance and Compliance about his new roles focussed on environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues and the need for responsible investing. Read more

Crisis Plans

Crisis Plans

30 June 2020

The continued spread of COVID-19 has upended everyday life and business operations across the globe. Read more

Agility, Data and Digital

Agility, Data and Digital

29 June 2020

The Chartered Governance Institute has partnered with Diligent Corporation on a series of papers looking at Building Board Resilience. Read more

Have your executive directors taken a voluntary reduction in base salary?

Have your executive directors taken a voluntary reduction in base salary?

22 May 2020

Our community looks at voluntary reduction. Read more

Interview: Dr Ian Peters MBE

Interview: Dr Ian Peters MBE

22 May 2020

Dr Ian Peters MBE, has been appointed as the new Director of the Institute of Business Ethics. He talks to Governance and Compliance about his career to date and the role of business in society. Read more

Piece of the Pie

Piece of the Pie

09 April 2020

Employee share plans can increase organisational performance and employee retention. Read more

Forward Thinking

Forward Thinking

09 April 2020

Good governance practices will benefit a charity by bringing an understanding of the risks and opportunities that they face, both now and in the future. Read more

Joining Forces

Joining Forces

09 April 2020

Partnerships and collaborations are an effective way of increasing resource, amplifying messages and increasing our reach. Read more

Compliance Challenges

Compliance Challenges

09 April 2020

As offices close and teams work remotely, questions arise of how new practices are impacting corporate rules. Here experts offer guidance on how this should be addressed. Read more

A Season Disrupted

A Season Disrupted

08 April 2020

Company AGMs are usually well-organised affairs, however this year unforeseen circumstances have caused an unprecedented impact. Read more

Flexible Working

Flexible Working

08 April 2020

As we all adapt to new ways of working, there are both advantages and disadvantages to take into consideration. Read more

A Different Path

A Different Path

08 April 2020

In order for a company to become sustainable, leaders require empathy, compassion, honesty and humility. Read more

Make That Change

Make That Change

08 April 2020

With responsibility for defining the organisation’s vision and directing its behaviour, the board sets the tone. This means that each director has a moral duty to be the change they want to see in the world. Read more

The Guidance Gap

The Guidance Gap

08 April 2020

What does anti-bribery and corruption transparency look like for a responsible business?. Read more

We need to  talk about SOX

We need to talk about SOX

08 April 2020

The Chartered Governance Institute and Nasdaq Governance Solutions arranged a roundtable to discuss the possible implications of a UK equivalent to SOX reporting for UK companies. Read more

Coronavirus Special

Coronavirus Special

07 April 2020

With COVID-19 dominating the news, this briefing will focus on a number of the issues employers now face having to manage their workforce through these unprecedented times. Read more

Rapid Change

Rapid Change

06 April 2020

As the challenge of COVID-19 grows, companies will need to make adjustments to senior management teams. But how can this be undertaken effectively?. Read more

Uncertain Times

Uncertain Times

06 April 2020

All the news is about Coronavirus and its dangers to people, society and, in third place, the economy. As well as human tragedies, we are facing unprecedented disruption to work and economic activity. We could be facing an unprecedented wave of bankruptcies. But where will the losses fall?. Read more

Fresh Eyes

Fresh Eyes

06 April 2020

In just over two decades, the scope and relevance of governance has widened considerably. Read more

Taking Control

Taking Control

03 March 2020

This year, regulated financial services firms will have to become even more scrupulous about their systems. Read more

Interview: Christina Meikle

Interview: Christina Meikle

03 March 2020

Christina Meikle, winner of 'The One to Watch' at the ICSA Awards 2019, discusses some of her role’s biggest challenges, learning as much as possible in her governance career and what the next year holds. Read more

Game Changer

Game Changer

02 March 2020

The annual conference of the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA) in Derby last month marked the start of an exciting new development in governance for the sports and physical activity sector. Read more

Blind Spot

Blind Spot

02 March 2020

Outsourcing, particularly of IT services, has become a fundamental component of the operations model. Read more

Being Heard

Being Heard

02 March 2020

Organisations should aspire to have effective whistleblowing policies as an additional tool for strengthening governance. Read more

For the Record

For the Record

24 February 2020

What is the role of the company secretary in fund management companies under CP86 requirements?. Read more

Planting the Trees

Planting the Trees

06 February 2020

A new paper discusses how stewardship could be improved over the next ten years. Read more

Identifying Needs

Identifying Needs

06 February 2020

Companies must recognise the requirements of their stakeholders, as well as their investors. Read more

For the Record

For the Record

06 February 2020

What is the role of the company secretary in fund management companies under CP86 requirements?. Read more

Step by Step

Step by Step

05 February 2020

The independent review by Sir Donald Brydon makes recommendations and proposals to improve the quality and effectiveness of audit. Read more

Framing Governance

Framing Governance

05 February 2020

The Charity Governance Code is seeking to strengthen various areas via a consultation. Read more

Embracing Sustainability

Embracing Sustainability

31 January 2020

Board members need to lead meaningful sustainability improvements in the organisations they manage. Read more

Interview: David Whincup

Interview: David Whincup

31 January 2020

Provident Financial plc were the winners of the Team of the Year at the ICSA Awards 2019. David Whincup, Deputy Company Secretary at the organisation discusses some of his role’s biggest challenges and what the next year holds. Read more

Interview: Chrissie Davis

Interview: Chrissie Davis

30 January 2020

Chrissie Davis, Managing Director at Eximia Comms and Chartered Company Secretary speaks to Governance and Compliance about her entry into the profession and how her role has evolved. Read more

The Next Generation

The Next Generation

09 December 2019

The Governance Framework describes a principled-based approach for every organisation to consider how well they are governed and enables them to apply those principles and explain how they have used them. Read more

Interview: Fiona Cannon OBE

Interview: Fiona Cannon OBE

09 December 2019

Responsible Business, Sustainability and Inclusion Director at Lloyds Banking Group, talks to Governance and Compliance about environmental sustainability and attempting to reduce domestic violence. Read more

The Key

The Key

09 December 2019

The management of a business’ leadership and culture can help to keep employees engaged and less likely to commit insider fraud. Read more

Breaking the Chain

Breaking the Chain

09 December 2019

Governance professionals have the very fortunate position to help guide boards and companies to endeavor for a supply chain free of modern slavery. Read more

Getting Back Up

Getting Back Up

09 December 2019

Boards need to develop skills for competent stewardship and to be made aware of the personal impact of fines, government inquiries and political censure for dereliction of duty. Read more

Filling the Gaps

Filling the Gaps

09 December 2019

The challenge of climate change has gained a lot of prominence over the past few years, and it is clear that investors and companies are increasingly seen as part of the solution. Read more

Interview: Claudia Chapman

Interview: Claudia Chapman

09 December 2019

Claudia Chapman of the Financial Reporting Council talks about the revised Stewardship Code, asset classes and investor engagement. Read more

Creating, innovating and thinking strategically

Creating, innovating and thinking strategically

02 December 2019

The Chartered Governance Institute is running a project titled the Company Secretary as Changemaker which will run from October 2019 through to July 2020. Comprised of a series of six chapters, each session will focus on a different aspect of disruption to traditional working practices. Read more

Building Blocks

Building Blocks

11 November 2019

For the first time listed companies will soon start to report against new far-reaching UK corporate governance changes in their 2019 Annual Reports and Accounts. Read more

The Elephant in the Room

The Elephant in the Room

11 November 2019

Has the chief executive officer role been given enough attention in governance codes?. Read more

Interview: Ruby Wax

Interview: Ruby Wax

11 November 2019

Ruby Wax OBE has become an advocate for improved mental health provisions, following her own battle with clinical depression. She speaks about how companies can do more to support their workers. Read more

Preparing to Update

Preparing to Update

11 November 2019

Existing IR35 regulations will be updated from April 2020 due to Government proposals. Read more

Climate Change

Climate Change

11 November 2019

The World Economic Forum Climate Governance Initiative provides a practical route to real change. Read more

Female of the Species

Female of the Species

11 November 2019

Can we make all male boards extinct?. Read more

Take a Minute

Take a Minute

11 November 2019

Effective minute-taking requires a diverse range of skills. Read more

Boardroom Dynamics

Boardroom Dynamics

11 November 2019

It has been said that much of psychology is systematised common sense. Whilst that may be true, to what extent are its findings also common practice?. Read more

Interview: Miranda Craig

Interview: Miranda Craig

11 November 2019

We speak to the winner of the Chartered Governance Institute’s Company Secretary of the Year 2018 award. Read more

Interview: Pervena Makwana

Interview: Pervena Makwana

11 November 2019

The company secretary at Beach & Associates talks about her career pathway and how her role has changed. Read more

Interview: Ghela Boskovich

Interview: Ghela Boskovich

01 October 2019

The founder of FemTechGlobal, speaks to Governance and Compliance about data discussions and understanding risks. Read more

The secrets to success

The secrets to success

01 October 2019

Professionals have had to adapt to tough market conditions and in some instances have reduced their rates in order to secure compliance and risk roles. Read more

Share the Wealth

Share the Wealth

01 October 2019

There are key reasons for appointing an experienced EBT provider for your share plans. Read more

Untapped potential

Untapped potential

01 October 2019

Company secretaries are often the most experienced boardroom participants. However, they seldom become board directors in their own capacity. Read more

Striking the balance

Striking the balance

01 October 2019

The recommendations from the latest UK Corporate Governance Code and FRC Guidance pose some interesting challenges for governance within the developing NHS landscape. Read more

A different approach

A different approach

01 October 2019

Strategic influencers can help to bring clarity of voice to governance and compliance within an organisation. Read more

The digital age

The digital age

01 October 2019

Digitally transforming contract management can help to improve compliance. Read more

Seek and you shall find

Seek and you shall find

01 October 2019

The movement to improve board diversity crosses states and international borders. Read more

From the Top

From the Top

01 October 2019

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Interview: Frode Odegard

Interview: Frode Odegard

01 October 2019

The CEO of the Post-Lean Institute talks to Governance and Compliance about shareholder value, digital myopia and technological transformation. Read more

Interview: Alan Calder

Interview: Alan Calder

27 August 2019

Founder of IT Governance and CEO at Vigilant Software speaks to Governance and Compliance about cybersecurity threats and how to navigate the landscape. Read more

On the Radar

On the Radar

27 August 2019

What are some of the challenges for assurance, procurement and risk managers, and what role does technology play?. Read more

Building Alliances

Building Alliances

27 August 2019

The journey behind the making of the University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust. Read more

Guardians of Truth and Future

Guardians of Truth and Future

27 August 2019

Takeaway lessons from the ICSA Annual Conference 2019. Read more

A Laundry List for Business Growth

A Laundry List for Business Growth

27 August 2019

Anti-money laundering measures can lead to growth creation, as well as loss prevention. Read more

Level Playing Field

Level Playing Field

27 August 2019

The way sport is governed has been put under the spotlight as stakeholders become increasingly vocal due to repeated failures. Read more

Company Culture

Company Culture

27 August 2019

In order to attract the best candidates the values of an organisation are more crucial than ever before. Read more

Backing the Future

Backing the Future

27 August 2019

Data-driven regulation and compliance is the key to a successful future financial services industry. Read more

Faking It

Faking It

27 August 2019

The impostor phenomenon is a cyclical experience associated with a recurring set of behaviours and thought patterns. Read more

Interview: Fahrin Ribeiro

Interview: Fahrin Ribeiro

27 August 2019

The UK Company Secretary for Bank of Ireland UK speaks about reporting requirements, the company secretary role and her time at the ICSA Annual Conference 2019. Read more

A Broad Remit

A Broad Remit

26 August 2019

An extract from the runner-up for the Tom Morrison Essay Prize. Read more

Disqualification Risk

Disqualification Risk

22 July 2019

Directors have a special responsibility to be well informed about what is happening within the companies they oversee. Read more

Under Scrutiny

Under Scrutiny

22 July 2019

Corporate social responsibility and social value are being put under the spotlight. Read more

Business Behaviour

Business Behaviour

22 July 2019

Boards need to stay on top of artificial intelligence and cyber risk, whilst simultaneously making more ethical and philosophical decisions. Read more

Interview: Genevieve Leveille

Interview: Genevieve Leveille

22 July 2019

The founder and CEO of AgriLedger, talks about blockchain solutions, a fairer food industry supply chain and the value of good governance. Read more

A Close Eye

A Close Eye

22 July 2019

Being able to distinguish an effectively governed company from a poor one is critical. Read more

A New Environment

A New Environment

22 July 2019

Principal changes in the revised AIC Code of Corporate Governance are relevant for boards of directors of certain Guernsey and Jersey companies. Read more

Interview: Sara Drake

Interview: Sara Drake

22 July 2019

We talk to ICSA: The Governance Institute’s new Chief Executive. Read more

Interview: Mary Kyle

Interview: Mary Kyle

04 July 2019

The Governance and Standards Adviser at the City of London Corporation talks about a new era of trust, technological disruptions and the future board. Read more

Changing Directions

Changing Directions

04 July 2019

The latest in ICSA’s thought leadership series is 'The Future of Sports Governance – Beyond Autonomy' which assesses the implications of various pressures on the concept of sporting autonomy. Read more

On The Up

On The Up

04 July 2019

This year’s Hampton-Alexander report will be published on 13th November 2019. Read more

Zoom In

Zoom In

04 July 2019

Leaders heading up multinational organisations should be able to appreciate the big picture and zoom in on the smallest of details. However, these skills are often few and far between. Read more

An Epic Tale

An Epic Tale

04 July 2019

At its height, Theranos was the darling of Silicon Valley with a valuation of $9 billion, but it is now facing fraud charges and a loss of hundreds of millions. So what went wrong?. Read more

Interview: Karina Bye

Interview: Karina Bye

04 July 2019

Karina Bye FCIS talks to Governance and Compliance about her avenue into the profession, the impact that technology has had and what she imagines the future boardroom will look like. Read more

Building a Balanced Board

Building a Balanced Board

20 June 2019

What is the size and scale of the challenge that companies face in building a balanced board?. Read more

Let's Talk About SOX

Let's Talk About SOX

19 June 2019

Should the Sarbanes-Oxley regime be adopted in the UK?. Read more

It's Not Rocket Science

It's Not Rocket Science

16 May 2019

The Hampton-Alexander Review and the Investment Association has a joint focus to improve women’s representation at board level. Read more

All Aboard the Charity Bus

All Aboard the Charity Bus

16 May 2019

Charity work is an admirable thing, but the rules and guidelines surrounding it need to be understood. Read more

Interview: Justine Lutterodt

Interview: Justine Lutterodt

16 May 2019

We talk to the Director of the Centre for Synchronous Leadership about incorporating an ethical approach. Read more

Going Viral

Going Viral

16 May 2019

In the aftermath of the #MeToo movement, it is now time for boards to take action. Read more

Fair pay, or hell to pay?

Fair pay, or hell to pay?

16 May 2019

Both the US and the UK have experienced an increasing trend towards pay transparency, and with it a need to prepare for compliance with regulatory or shareholder demands and defense in the court of public opinion. Read more

Keeping It Simple

Keeping It Simple

14 May 2019

On 5th May, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy launched a major consultation on corporate transparency and regulatory reform. Read more

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