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Statement on the recent publicity surrounding Oxfam

16 February 2018

The actions of a few individuals cannot, and should not, be allowed to impact the good work of the charity. Read more

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

05 February 2018

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 2 March, 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

MAT governance and growth under the microscope at ICSA workshop

02 February 2018

ICSA: The Governance Institute is organising a workshop to look at the complex issue of multi-academy trust (MAT) expansion. Taking place at ICSA’s Farringdon offices in London on Friday 16 March, the workshop will focus on how MATs can maintain and develop good governance while growth is underway. Read more

Weinstein scandal fails to prompt radical overhaul of harassment and sexual misconduct policies, poll finds

30 January 2018

The fallout from the highly-publicised sexual harassment claims against Harvey Weinstein have failed to lead to a sweeping overhaul of harassment and sexual misconduct policies in the UK as organisations consider current policies to be adequate, a poll out today from ICSA: The Governance Institute and recruitment specialist The Core Partnership finds. Read more

Pessimism over the economy lessens, but Brexit, cyber security and diversity remain key issues for UK boards

08 January 2018

A survey of FTSE 350 companies out today finds economic pessimism gradually lifting as confidence in global and UK economic conditions starts to return despite continued concern about the impact of Brexit and an increase in the number of respondents citing Brexit as a principal risk. The latest FT-ICSA Boardroom Bellwether survey by ICSA: The Governance Institute in association with the Financial Times also reveals that concerns about cyber risk and boardroom diversity remain a worry for UK PLC. Read more

Board packs are too long and backward looking to be properly effective

19 December 2017

Board packs are too backward looking, internally focused and operational to enable board members to engage in forward-looking and strategic conversations, a report out today by ICSA: The Governance Institute and Board Intelligence reveals. They are also time-consuming to produce. Read more

Poll reveals biggest corporate governance stories of 2017

11 December 2017

The Government’s Green Paper on corporate governance reform, revisions to the UK Corporate Governance Code and the implications of the BHS pensions ‘scandal’ top the list of key governance stories and events in 2017, according to a poll out today from ICSA: The Governance Institute and recruitment specialist The Core Partnership. Read more

ICSA backs FRC’s move to trim back the UK Corporate Governance Code

05 December 2017

ICSA: The Governance Institute has today welcomed the Financial Reporting Council’s plans to update the UK’s Corporate Governance Code so that it is has a greater focus on the purpose of governance than on prescription. Read more

Sport needs more than policies and frameworks Chair of British Rowing says

01 December 2017

London, 1 December 2017 – Annamarie Phelps CBE, Chair of British Rowing, has indicated that policies and frameworks are not enough on their own to improve the integrity of British sport. Speaking about the Duty of Care in Sport Review recommendations at ICSA: The Governance Institute’s inaugural sport governance conference last Friday, Ms Phelps stressed the importance of culture and the need to go beyond compliance. Read more

ICSA: The Governance Institute celebrates the rise of governance at ICSA Awards

29 November 2017

At last night’s annual ICSA Awards at London’s Park Lane Hilton Hotel, ICSA: The Governance Institute recognised those companies, individuals and teams that are leading the way in corporate reporting, investor engagement and good governance. Read more

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