Compliance mindsets will prove tougher to change than the code

Compliance mindsets will prove tougher to change than the code

05 December 2017

Changing how people think about governance will require more than a revised UK Corporate Governance Code, says Peter Swabey. Read more

The search continues for the UK's industrial strategy

The search continues for the UK's industrial strategy

04 December 2017

The government is still equivocating between a low-tax, low-regulation future and more corporate responsibility, says Chris Hodge. Read more

Make the most of Trustees’ Week

Make the most of Trustees’ Week

14 November 2017

As a proud partner of Trustees’ Week, ICSA offers many valuable tools and resources to assist trustees in understanding their governance and legal duties. Read more

Transparency and trust: getting to grips with GDPR

Transparency and trust: getting to grips with GDPR

03 November 2017

New ICSA guidance can help organisations of all shapes and sizes be ready to meet the requirements of GDPR. Read more

Annual corporate reports could lose a few pages

Annual corporate reports could lose a few pages

19 October 2017

The trend towards lengthier reporting is avoidable despite growing regulatory requirements, says Chris Hodge. Read more

The stakeholder voice in board decision making

The stakeholder voice in board decision making

26 September 2017

Chris Hodge discusses the new guidance from ICSA and the Investment Association. Read more

Help support aspiring company secretaries

Help support aspiring company secretaries

30 August 2017

Julian Baddeley discusses the initiatives companies can get involved with to help the next generation of company secretaries. Read more

Getting stakeholders into the boardroom

Getting stakeholders into the boardroom

24 August 2017

Chris Hodge considers what companies can do to bolster communication between themselves and interested parties. Read more

A message of support for proposed Charter & byelaw changes

A message of support for proposed Charter & byelaw changes

24 August 2017

ICSA Past President Jeffrey Greenwell explains why he is supporting the proposals. Read more

Time to choose this year’s governance leaders

Time to choose this year’s governance leaders

17 August 2017

Peter Swabey outlines the details of the 2017 ICSA Awards. Read more

Why an AGM visit is crucial for governance students

Why an AGM visit is crucial for governance students

27 July 2017

Palissa Osei-Owusu explains how aspiring company secretaries can benefit from ICSA's AGM Invitations. Read more

The role of the company secretary: Reflections on the ICSA Annual Conference 2017

The role of the company secretary: Reflections on the ICSA Annual Conference 2017

20 July 2017

Lesley Ward reflects on the highlights of the ICSA Annual Conference 2017. Read more

The new Charity Governance Code: the ‘go-to’ resource for charities

The new Charity Governance Code: the ‘go-to’ resource for charities

13 July 2017

Rosie Chapman discusses the new Charity Governance Code. Read more

So farewell then, corporate governance reform

So farewell then, corporate governance reform

22 June 2017

Chris Hodge analyses the impact of the Queen's speech on the corporate governance world. Read more

Reading between the lines

Reading between the lines

19 May 2017

Chris Hodge casts his eye over the political parties’ election manifestos. Read more

Boards need the challenge that diversity brings

Boards need the challenge that diversity brings

12 April 2017

Neil Tsappis examines Sir John Parker’s argument that board diversity is important to corporate success. Read more

Red lights spell danger

Red lights spell danger

10 April 2017

Chris Hodge is wary of the BEIS Select Committee’s proposal for a governance rating system. Read more

Corporate governance: the Brexit effect

Corporate governance: the Brexit effect

30 March 2017

Peter Swabey explores the effect Brexit will have on corporate governance in the UK. Read more

Reaping the rewards of a diverse board

Reaping the rewards of a diverse board

29 March 2017

Kate Ferguson looks at diversity on trustee boards. Read more

Time for pensions equality

Time for pensions equality

17 November 2016

Chris Hodge questions the fairness of large pension pots for senior executives. Read more

Regulators also face governance challenges

Regulators also face governance challenges

03 November 2016

Chris Hodge reports on some of the difficulties faced by regulators. Read more

The governance merry-go-round

The governance merry-go-round

12 October 2016

Louise Thomson discusses the hectic history of charity governance. Read more

Agency problems

Agency problems

05 October 2016

Why are there intermediaries all over the place? asks Chris Hodge. Read more

New guidance for MAT governing bodies

New guidance for MAT governing bodies

19 September 2016

Louise Thomson outlines the corporate governance responsibilities of multi-academy trusts. Read more

Directors do not have all-seeing eyes

Directors do not have all-seeing eyes

15 September 2016

Chris Hodge reviews Government plans for a new criminal offence of failing to prevent economic crimes. Read more

Winning back public trust

Winning back public trust

31 August 2016

Francesca Tay considers the Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Act 2016. Read more

Of dividends and deficits

Of dividends and deficits

24 August 2016

Chris Hodge argues that FTSE 100 companies are, for the most part, reducing pensions deficits while still paying out dividends. Read more

The need for governance in private companies

The need for governance in private companies

19 August 2016

Peter Swabey agrees with the Institute of Directors about updating the corporate governance code for private companies. Read more

BHS: The ongoing governance debate

BHS: The ongoing governance debate

05 August 2016

Peter Swabey assesses the governance failures which led to BHS's collapse. Read more

The future of governance

The future of governance

01 August 2016

Twenty-five years on from Cadbury, Chris Hodge asks if the UK's governance is still fit for purpose. Read more

The 5 essential qualities of a non-executive director

The 5 essential qualities of a non-executive director

28 July 2016

Charis Evans on the key qualities required to be a successful non-executive director. Read more

Remuneration: recent and relevant experience

Remuneration: recent and relevant experience

27 July 2016

The Executive Remuneration Working Group believes a test is needed for remuneration committees. Read more

Governance is on the political agenda

Governance is on the political agenda

12 July 2016

Peter Swabey ponders the changes the new Government may herald. Read more

Aim to be the best

Aim to be the best

06 July 2016

Lord Moynihan says good governance is key to sporting success. Read more

A partial defence of proxy advisors

A partial defence of proxy advisors

20 June 2016

Chris Hodge asks how proxy advisors influence shareholder engagement. Read more

Trustee remuneration is a topic that will not go away

Trustee remuneration is a topic that will not go away

31 May 2016

ICSA's Louise Thomson asks if charities' governance is fit for purpose and whether trustees should be paid. Read more

FT-ICSA Boardroom Bellwether Summer 2016

FT-ICSA Boardroom Bellwether Summer 2016

23 May 2016

The FT's Sarah Gordon assesses the mood in the UK's boardrooms. Read more

Governance at the BBC

Governance at the BBC

18 May 2016

ICSA's Peter Swabey explores the controversy surrounding the BBC's governance. Read more

Moving to a self-regulating world

Moving to a self-regulating world

11 May 2016

Charles Handy shares his views on the future of society, business and governance. Read more

The sports sector needs a world-class governance referee

The sports sector needs a world-class governance referee

29 April 2016

ICSA's Louise Thomson discusses conflicts of interest in sports governance. Read more

Avoid groupthink

Avoid groupthink

18 April 2016

Dame Alison Carthwath on the benefits of diverse non-executive directors. Read more

Promoting long-term investment

Promoting long-term investment

08 April 2016

ICSA's Chris Hodge examines the Investment Association's Productivity Action Plan. Read more

Balancing the board: change requires new thinking

Balancing the board: change requires new thinking

01 April 2016

Recommendations from the Equality and Human Rights Commission on increasing female representation on boards. Read more

NEDs carry great responsibility

NEDs carry great responsibility

30 March 2016

NEDA's Louis Cooper outlines important guidelines for non-executive directors. Read more

An expectations gap on remuneration packages

An expectations gap on remuneration packages

18 March 2016

Chris Hodge explains the relationship between companies' reporting obligations and executive pay. Read more

The price of charity governance

The price of charity governance

14 March 2016

ICSA's Louise Thomson explores why governance appears to be a problem for some charities. Read more

Not-for-profit KPIs

Not-for-profit KPIs

04 March 2016

Nick Brooks offers advice to charities for measuring effective performance. Read more

Hitting the right notes

Hitting the right notes

04 March 2016

Royston Pert says there are still failures of good governance and ICSA has a role to play. Read more

The sceptical board

The sceptical board

25 February 2016

Barclay's John McFarlane warns of the dangers of banks' over-optimistic culture. Read more

An open letter to charity trustee

An open letter to charity trustee

23 February 2016

In the wake of recent scandals ICSA's Louise Thomson reminds charity trustees of their responsibilities. Read more

The year in governance

The year in governance

19 February 2016

Henry Ker looks at 2015's more prominent governance failures. Read more

Primary responsibility rests with trustees

Primary responsibility rests with trustees

04 February 2016

ICSA's Chris Glennie examines the role of the charity trustee. Read more

The four pillars

The four pillars

29 January 2016

Governance, accountability, transparency, and integrity and stewardship are the pillars says Tim Sheehy. Read more

Leading the charge for good governance

Leading the charge for good governance

22 January 2016

Chris Glennie outlines ICSA's transformation to The Governance Institute. Read more

FT-ICSA Boardroom Bellwether

FT-ICSA Boardroom Bellwether

14 December 2015

Sarah Gordon judges the mood of the FTSE 350's company secretaries. Read more

The real cost of doping

The real cost of doping

11 November 2015

Peter Swabey reflects on the issue of governance in world sport. Read more

Sports leaders need clarity on governance

Sports leaders need clarity on governance

11 November 2015

Craig Hunter says improvements are needed in sports governance. Read more

Charities need to be courageous

Charities need to be courageous

06 November 2015

Louise Thomson reports that Trustees' Week 2015 brought the opportunity to discuss improving charity governance. Read more

Kids Company has tarnished the charity sector

Kids Company has tarnished the charity sector

02 November 2015

Louise Thomson analyses the poor judgements that led to the failed famous charity. Read more

A technology powered revolution

A technology powered revolution

15 September 2015

Giles Gibbons says mass-scale participation in multiple spheres of life means there should be an extension of corporate governance. Read more

Bailing out the charity sector

Bailing out the charity sector

26 August 2015

ICSA's Louise Thomsom looks at regulation in the charities sector in the wake of recent bad press. Read more

Setting the cultural tone

Setting the cultural tone

24 August 2015

ICSA's Chris Glennie says the FRC's new code means it's time to get serious about culture. Read more

At the heart of the business

At the heart of the business

21 July 2015

Craig Willox gives his insights on training to be a company secretary. Read more

Establishing a subsidiary governance framework - a checklist

Establishing a subsidiary governance framework - a checklist

16 July 2015

A handy guide to subsidiary governance. Read more

ICSA Scotland Conference

ICSA Scotland Conference

15 July 2015

Risk and culture were the themes of the Scottish conference reports Gary Grey. Read more

Subsidiary governance in the real world

Subsidiary governance in the real world

08 July 2015

Kristina Ingate looks at subsidiary governance from a risk perspective. Read more

Cyber Security – We are all in this together

Cyber Security – We are all in this together

19 June 2015

An ICSA branch meeting to discuss cyber risks was attended by Vicky Parr. Read more

ICSA Jersey Conference 2015

ICSA Jersey Conference 2015

15 June 2015

Robert Le Corre reports on the ICSA's annual Jersey conference 2015. Read more

Study support

Study support

12 June 2015

Patrick Bitature's personal reflections as one ICSA's African graduates from the class of 84. Read more

Lessons to be learned from FIFA failure

Lessons to be learned from FIFA failure

28 May 2015

Peter Swabey looks into the murky world of world football's governing body. Read more

Time for more humility on boards?

Time for more humility on boards?

12 May 2015

Bob Semple gives his views on board behaviour. Read more

Reduced competition can increase risk

Reduced competition can increase risk

07 April 2015

Peter Montagnon looks at the dangers of companies becoming too powerful in their markets. Read more

An end to the charity law hotchpotch?

An end to the charity law hotchpotch?

07 April 2015

Louise Thomson on proposed changes to charities law. Read more

Policy Update

Policy Update

26 March 2015

ICSA, Audit, Investors,. Read more

Whistle-blowing – the lifeblood of good governance

Whistle-blowing – the lifeblood of good governance

18 March 2015

Cathy James shares her experiences as head of a whistle-blowing charity. Read more

Financial information reporting

Financial information reporting

18 March 2015

Colin Powell reports on how improved financial information reporting will aid law enforcement and the tax authorities. Read more

Ten top tips for crisis management

Ten top tips for crisis management

06 March 2015

A report from ICSA's North West Branch good governance in the face of adversity event. Read more

What makes an award-winning strategic report?

What makes an award-winning strategic report?

26 February 2015

Deepa Raval on how he judged the best reports for ICSA'a 2014 Excellence in Governance awards. Read more

Greater Manchester's great leap forward?

Greater Manchester's great leap forward?

26 February 2015

Louise Thomson examines the implications of Greater Manchester's decision to take responsibility for billions in NHS spending. Read more

Four essential rules in a digital age

Four essential rules in a digital age

24 February 2015

David Jones offers valuable advice doe ensuring digital security. Read more

The shareholder rights directive is changing

The shareholder rights directive is changing

20 February 2015

Professor Vanessa Knapp discusses proposed changes to the Shareholder Rights Directive. Read more

What can I do to help?

What can I do to help?

18 February 2015

ICSA's Business Development Director Chris Glennie describes some of the services on offer to members. Read more

The breadth and majesty of the company secretary

The breadth and majesty of the company secretary

09 February 2015

ISCA's Peter Swabey was held in thrall by Professor Andrew Kakabadse talking about his report, The Company Secretary: Building trust through governance. Read more

Bad AGMs and how to avoid them

Bad AGMs and how to avoid them

23 January 2015

ICSA's Peter Swabey spent an enjoyable CPD evening at a dummy AGM which tested everyone's acting abilities. Read more

Govern from the top

Govern from the top

05 January 2015

Alan Theakston FCIS, winner of the prestigious Outstanding Achievement Award at the 2014 ICSA Awards, reflects on a career in governance and offers his suggestions for success. Read more

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