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Getting to grips with risk

Getting to grips with risk

19 September 2019

Chris Hodge FCG discusses how understanding risk is critical to good governance. Read more

How can software help to establish Governance in a legal department?

How can software help to establish Governance in a legal department?

25 July 2019

The key to governance is establishing the procedures that need to be followed. Read more

The future company secretary: upskilling, automation or coexistence?

The future company secretary: upskilling, automation or coexistence?

01 July 2019

‘What lies ahead for the future company secretary?’. Read more

What are boards really doing about ESG?

What are boards really doing about ESG?

24 June 2019

Diligent Institute set out to understand why environmental sustainability issues are elevated to the board level. Read more

Evaluating Board Evaluators

Evaluating Board Evaluators

17 June 2019

Following the growth of board evaluation services, questions are now being raised about their quality. Read more

Identity Fraud

Identity Fraud

14 June 2019

Company directors at double the risk of other individuals. Read more

 Identifying toxic behaviour in the boardroom

Identifying toxic behaviour in the boardroom

10 June 2019

Explore characteristics of toxic leadership, its impact on boardroom culture and organisational performance. Read more

Governance Leadership in the Healthcare world

Governance Leadership in the Healthcare world

05 June 2019

Hear from a director of nursing & quality governance on her experience of the Governance Leadership Programme. Read more

Delving  Deeper

Delving Deeper

21 May 2019

International financial centres have a better story to tell than people realise. Read more

Technology emphasis makes boards miss competitive advantage

Technology emphasis makes boards miss competitive advantage

14 May 2019

Technology emphasis makes boards miss competitive advantage. Read more

Why effective induction is key to good MAT governance

Why effective induction is key to good MAT governance

08 May 2019

Remember – there is no such thing as a ridiculous question. Read more

Risk and resilience

Risk and resilience

18 April 2019

Attitude to risk need to be holistic to ensure good governance. Read more

Handbook to success

Handbook to success

11 March 2019

Anna Machin ACIS, discusses academy governance. Read more

Disruptive Board Members – how coaching skills might be the answer

Disruptive Board Members – how coaching skills might be the answer

08 February 2019

Lesley Ward FCIS explains how can coaching help address disruptive behaviours in the boardroom. Read more

‘Diversity of Thought’: be very careful...

‘Diversity of Thought’: be very careful...

06 February 2019

Marsha Ramroop FRSA highlights important considerations for Diversity and Inclusion initiatives. Read more

Charity Governance Code - embrace the challenge

Charity Governance Code - embrace the challenge

04 February 2019

Compliance with the governance code can help charities achieve best practice. Read more

Tone from the top: how board behaviour affects corporate culture

Tone from the top: how board behaviour affects corporate culture

31 January 2019

Professor Roger Steare trials his Keynote at the Board Dynamics Summit 2019. Read more

The right ones for the job

The right ones for the job

22 November 2018

The growing group of academy trust governance professionals are fundamental to the success of academy trusts, argues Emma Perkin. Read more

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

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