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Lord Finkelstein to help honour island’s governance professionals at ICSA Annual Branch Dinner

17 August 2017

Prominent Times columnist and advisor to the Conservative party, Lord Daniel Finkelstein OBE, has been confirmed as the guest speaker at this year’s ICSA: The Governance Institute Annual Branch Dinner. Taking place on Friday 15 September, the annual black tie dinner recognises the achievements of ICSA members and students in the Isle of Man and is the premier social event for governance professionals living and working on the island. Read more

Economic confidence worsens as fears about political risk and Brexit grow

07 August 2017

A survey of FTSE 350 companies out today by ICSA: The Governance Institute in association with the Financial Times finds the mood among the FTSE 350 depressed as confidence in the UK economy hits a new low and political risk and Brexit cause increasing concern. Read more

ICSA releases guidance to help charities with trustee recruitment

31 July 2017

ICSA: The Governance Institute has today released guidance to help charities recruit trustees. The guidance was written to provide those responsible for or involved in the governance of a charity with detailed information on how to recruit and appoint charity trustees following the revelation in May this year by Getting On Board – a charity supporting board level recruitment – that 74% of respondents to a survey into trustee recruitment found recruiting trustees difficult. Read more

Tension in the boardroom can be constructive, poll finds

24 July 2017

London, 24 July 2017 – Conflict can be damaging, but tension is considered to play a positive role in the boardroom, a poll out today from ICSA: The Governance Institute and recruitment specialist The Core Partnership finds. Read more

Larger charities should undergo external reviews every three years, new governance code recommends

11 July 2017

External reviews for larger charities every three years, more openness and limits on how long trustees may serve are among new recommendations unveiled today by a group of leading charity membership bodies to strengthen governance and accountability in the voluntary and community sector. Read more

New research shows how to channel disagreement to improve board dynamics

05 July 2017

ICSA: The Governance Institute and Henley Business School have today released research showing how conflict and tension can be managed to produce better board dynamics. Read more

Companies split over value of AGMs

28 June 2017

A poll out today from ICSA: The Governance Institute and recruitment specialist The Core Partnership finds that only 36% of companies surveyed consider that the current system of annual general meetings (AGMs) is still valuable for companies. Almost a third (30%) feel that it is no longer valuable, while a further 34% of respondents are undecided. Read more

Baroness Barker to provide keynote address at ICSA Charity Governance Conference

12 June 2017

ICSA: The Governance Institute has announced that Baroness Barker, a member of the House of Lords’ Select Committee on Charities, will be providing the opening keynote address at its 2017 Charity Governance Conference. Taking place on 16 June at ICSA’s Farringdon offices in London, the conference has been specifically designed to provide delegates with an update on the proposals from the Select Committee report and the revised Charity Code of Governance. Read more

Opinion divided on whether or not CEOs should take on role of chairman, poll finds

19 May 2017

A poll out today from ICSA: The Governance Institute and recruitment specialist The Core Partnership finds that just one in seven organisations polled (14%) think that their CEO should go on to become their organisation’s chairman. Over half (52%) are against it, with a further third (34%) sitting on the fence. Read more

ICSA identifies red flags that can act as an early warning system for charities

05 May 2017

ICSA: The Governance Institute has published a report that identifies markers that could help charities to avoid governance problems resulting from a flawed organisational culture. Launched by Louise Thomson, Head of Policy (Not for Profit) at ICSA last night, the report identifies behaviours and practices that may indicate a poor organisational culture that does not match the stated values of the charity. Read more

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