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CEO/worker pay ratio will leave firms open to criticism without reducing inequality, poll finds

09 October 2017

The obligation to publish the pay ratio between chief executives and their average UK workers is unlikely to reduce pay inequality, but is likely to be used to unfairly criticise companies, a poll out today from ICSA: The Governance Institute and recruitment specialist The Core Partnership finds. Read more

Continuous improvement in MAT governance is focus of ICSA conference

28 September 2017

ICSA: The Governance Institute is organising a conference to help academy governance professionals meet the challenges of the sector by providing them with the tools to deliver continuous improvement. Taking place at the Hallam Conference Centre in central London on Friday 6 October, the conference will include keynote speeches by Sir David Carter, National Schools Commissioner, Department for Education (DfE); Mike Sheridan, Regional Director, London, Ofsted; and Brian Lightman, Director, Lightman Consulting and Former General Secretary, ASCL. Read more

Nominations invited for ICSA Guernsey Awards 2017

27 September 2017

Nominations are now open for ICSA: The Governance Institute’s 2017 ICSA Guernsey Awards, which recognise accomplishments in the field of governance. Taking place at The Old Government House Hotel on 10 November 2017, the awards will celebrate the noteworthy achievements of individuals and teams in five categories and are open to all Guernsey-based members of ICSA. Read more

ICSA and The Investment Association launch guidance to help firms improve decision making for the benefit of all

26 September 2017

ICSA: The Governance Institute and The Investment Association have today launched guidance to help company boards ensure they understand and weigh up the interests of their stakeholders when making strategic decisions. Read more

ICSA and Investment Association to issue guidance on making the stakeholder voice heard in the boardroom

29 August 2017

ICSA: The Governance Institute is to issue guidance to companies on making the stakeholder voice heard in the boardroom. This follows the Government's response to its Green Paper on corporate governance reform which was published today. Read more

ICSA issues Board Assurance Framework guidance to improve trustee stewardship

22 August 2017

ICSA: The Governance Institute has today issued guidance on how to build a board assurance framework (BAF), a single document that pulls together all relevant data pertaining to a charity’s strategic goals, and the risks it faces. The BAF provides a framework by which the board can be assured of the veracity of data presented to it, presenting trustees with triangulated information to support management assertions that the charity is well run. Read more

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

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