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New Risk Committee ToRs published by The Chartered Governance Institute

01 June 2020

The Chartered Governance Institute has today published new Terms of Reference for risk committees, which are intended as a guide for companies to adapt to their needs where the board decides it is necessary or desirable to have a separate risk committee. Read more

Mixed approach to COVID-19 salary sacrifice and dividends, poll finds

21 May 2020

According to a poll out today from The Chartered Governance Institute and governance recruitment specialist The Core Partnership, companies and other organisations are taking a mixed approach to salary sacrifice during the Coronavirus pandemic. Some 41% of executive directors have taken a voluntary reduction in base salary (50% have not), 31% of non-executive directors have taken a reduction (56% have not) and 31% of senior managers on the management board have taken a reduction while 60% have not. There is less disparity in terms of the amount of the reduction with the majority of people across all three groups taking a 20% cut. Read more

The Chartered Governance Institute issues guidance about dividends during Covid-19

01 May 2020

The Chartered Governance Institute has today published guidance for listed companies about the withdrawal or amendment of the dividend resolution at their Annual General Meetings. Prepared with the assistance of Slaughter and May and members of The Chartered Governance Institute, the guidance forms part of a series of guidance that the Institute has published offering advice on the options companies have to run their AGM in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. Read more

Board response to Covid-19 crisis is viewed positively, poll finds

16 April 2020

Some 80% of respondents to a poll out today from The Chartered Governance Institute and governance recruitment specialist The Core Partnership have confidence in the way their board is handling the current coronavirus pandemic. Just 2% have little confidence in the way their board is responding to the crisis. Read more

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

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