How to strike the right balance in subsidiary oversight

How to strike the right balance in subsidiary oversight

02 November 2018

Giles Peel offers valuable advice about how to approach subsidiary oversight. Read more

Next generation governance: The role of the regulator

Next generation governance: The role of the regulator

08 October 2018

New ICSA research reveals an interesting perspective on the responsibility of regulators. Read more

AGMs: Split the voting from the meeting

AGMs: Split the voting from the meeting

17 August 2018

Putting distance between the two core aspects of the AGM could help stakeholders have their voice heard. Read more

Charity governance need not be a guilty secret

Charity governance need not be a guilty secret

23 July 2018

The charitable sector has to work harder to explain to the public why spending resources on governance enhances rather than diminishes impact. Read more

A guide to better board reporting

A guide to better board reporting

11 July 2018

ICSA and Board Intelligence launch guidance and tools to help with producing board packs. Read more

Guiding charities

Guiding charities

28 June 2018

Updated ICSA guidance for the changing charity governance landscape. Read more

Even if the FCA builds it, will they come?

Even if the FCA builds it, will they come?

12 June 2018

The regulators plan to reduce the governance burden for large foreign state-controlled companies has a hint of expediency. Read more

Company secretary: the ‘helicopter view’ of governance

Company secretary: the ‘helicopter view’ of governance

01 June 2018

ICSA’s latest event in Scotland showed the role’s burgeoning responsibilities. Read more

The hidden cost of board meetings

The hidden cost of board meetings

17 May 2018

Is any meeting really worth a quarter of a million pounds and over 100 days of preparation?. Read more

Better board packs: request for ideas

Better board packs: request for ideas

21 March 2018

The Institute wants to draw on members' experience for its guidance on improving board packs. Read more

Share buybacks and conspiracy theories

Share buybacks and conspiracy theories

31 January 2018

Government research into corporate rationale behind buybacks is unlikely to sate a suspicious minority. Read more

Social responsibility is a tightrope for investors as well as companies

Social responsibility is a tightrope for investors as well as companies

29 January 2018

The time has come for stewardship duties to be stepped up. Read more

Maintaining a healthy boardroom dynamic

Maintaining a healthy boardroom dynamic

22 January 2018

Properly managed tension forms an integral part of an effective board. Read more

The Rooney Rule should diversify football's managers

The Rooney Rule should diversify football's managers

15 January 2018

The obligation to interview BAME candidates should help ethnic minorities break into coaching, says Craig Beeston. Read more

Time to redress the balance in board packs

Time to redress the balance in board packs

19 December 2017

New research from ICSA and Board Intelligence suggests the size of board packs is an obstacle to effective oversight. Read more

Boards must lead succession planning

Boards must lead succession planning

12 December 2017

Lone activist investors should not dictate corporate strategy, says Peter Swabey. Read more

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

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