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Organisations’ understanding of data not greatly improved by GDPR, poll finds

30 July 2019

The introduction of GDPR has not yet led to a substantial improvement in organisations’ understanding of their data according to a poll out today from ICSA: The Governance Institute and recruitment specialist The Core Partnership. The poll reveals that the majority of organisations surveyed (42%) feel that their understanding of data has stayed the same since GDPR was introduced. Some 39% of respondents believe that their understanding has improved significantly, however, while a further 17% think that is has improved slightly. Read more

Next gen British boards set to remain pale, male and stale, new research finds

09 July 2019

A lack of genuine diversity at the top of British business suggests that there will be little change in the C-Suite in coming years, according to research out today by ICSA: The Governance Institute, London Business School’s Leadership Institute and Elisabeth Marx Associates. Read more

KPMG company secretary honoured for commitment to good governance

19 June 2019

ICSA: The Governance Institute, the professional body for governance, which has a thriving branch in Jamaica, has awarded Elizabeth Henry-Pottinger, company secretary and senior manager at KPMG in Jamaica, the 2019 President’s Medal for meritorious service. Read more

Charity Commission inquiry into Oxfam shows that the three Ps of good governance remain essential

12 June 2019

ICSA: The Governance Institute has today issued a statement in response to the Charity Commission’s inquiry into Oxfam. Read more

Consultation opens into the effectiveness of board evaluation for listed companies

29 May 2019

ICSA: The Governance Institute has today opened a consultation into the effectiveness of independent board evaluation in the UK listed sector. The review, which is being carried out at the request of the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, will assess the quality of evaluations and identify ways in which board evaluation might be improved. Read more

Overtime and productivity are out of step, poll finds

24 May 2019

Regularly working more than contracted hours is not leading to an increase in productivity accordingly to a poll out today from ICSA: The Governance Institute and recruitment specialist The Core Partnership. The poll reveals that 72% of company secretaries surveyed work beyond their contracted hours in order to get the job done, with few paid overtime and just 27% believing that productivity is improved by working overtime. Read more

Accountability and sustainability are driving the financial regulatory agenda

17 May 2019

Holding individual directors to account is the key to improving governance in financial firms according to Gerry Cross, Director of Financial Regulation at the Central Bank of Ireland. Speaking at ICSA Ireland’s annual conference in Dublin yesterday, Mr Cross emphasised that accountability and sustainability are the key themes being reflected in new guidelines proposed by the Central Bank. Read more

Integrity is the key to Jersey’s success

09 May 2019

Integrity is the crucial ingredient upon which Jersey’s reputation lies was the key message to delegates from Martin Moloney, Director General of the Jersey Financial Services Commission at ICSA: The Governance Institute’s annual conference in St Helier last week. Read more

Fidelity Stock Plan Services Named Newest Gold Member of ProShare

09 May 2019

Based on Expanding Commitment to Equity Compensation, Fidelity Stock Plan Services Named Newest Gold Member of ProShare. Gold Membership Includes a Seat on ProShare’s Advisory Panel, Which Helps to Shape ProShare’s Approach to Policy and Industry Best Practice. Read more

New report challenges the independence of sport

08 May 2019

ICSA: The Governance Institute has today published a report, which addresses the claims to autonomy and self-regulation which sports bodies have traditionally made for themselves. The Future of Sports Governance: Beyond Autonomy considers how these claims have been affected by the sector’s growth, its changing role and the various pressures under which sports organisations operate. Focusing on the UK and primarily on publicly-funded bodies, it assesses recent governance challenges and looks ahead to some of the issues yet to be tackled. Read more

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