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The Next Generation

The Next Generation

09 December 2019

The Governance Framework describes a principled-based approach for every organisation to consider how well they are governed and enables them to apply those principles and explain how they have used them. Read more

Interview: Fiona Cannon OBE

Interview: Fiona Cannon OBE

09 December 2019

Responsible Business, Sustainability and Inclusion Director at Lloyds Banking Group, talks to Governance and Compliance about environmental sustainability and attempting to reduce domestic violence. Read more

The Key

The Key

09 December 2019

The management of a business’ leadership and culture can help to keep employees engaged and less likely to commit insider fraud. Read more

Breaking the Chain

Breaking the Chain

09 December 2019

Governance professionals have the very fortunate position to help guide boards and companies to endeavor for a supply chain free of modern slavery. Read more

Getting Back Up

Getting Back Up

09 December 2019

Boards need to develop skills for competent stewardship and to be made aware of the personal impact of fines, government inquiries and political censure for dereliction of duty. Read more

Filling the Gaps

Filling the Gaps

09 December 2019

The challenge of climate change has gained a lot of prominence over the past few years, and it is clear that investors and companies are increasingly seen as part of the solution. Read more

Interview: Claudia Chapman

Interview: Claudia Chapman

09 December 2019

Claudia Chapman of the Financial Reporting Council talks about the revised Stewardship Code, asset classes and investor engagement. Read more

Creating, innovating and thinking strategically

Creating, innovating and thinking strategically

02 December 2019

The Chartered Governance Institute is running a project titled the Company Secretary as Changemaker which will run from October 2019 through to July 2020. Comprised of a series of six chapters, each session will focus on a different aspect of disruption to traditional working practices. Read more

Building Blocks

Building Blocks

11 November 2019

For the first time listed companies will soon start to report against new far-reaching UK corporate governance changes in their 2019 Annual Reports and Accounts. Read more

The Elephant in the Room

The Elephant in the Room

11 November 2019

Has the chief executive officer role been given enough attention in governance codes?. Read more

Interview: Ruby Wax

Interview: Ruby Wax

11 November 2019

Ruby Wax OBE has become an advocate for improved mental health provisions, following her own battle with clinical depression. She speaks about how companies can do more to support their workers. Read more

Preparing to Update

Preparing to Update

11 November 2019

Existing IR35 regulations will be updated from April 2020 due to Government proposals. Read more

Climate Change

Climate Change

11 November 2019

The World Economic Forum Climate Governance Initiative provides a practical route to real change. Read more

Female of the Species

Female of the Species

11 November 2019

Can we make all male boards extinct?. Read more

Take a Minute

Take a Minute

11 November 2019

Effective minute-taking requires a diverse range of skills. Read more

Boardroom Dynamics

Boardroom Dynamics

11 November 2019

It has been said that much of psychology is systematised common sense. Whilst that may be true, to what extent are its findings also common practice?. Read more

Interview: Miranda Craig

Interview: Miranda Craig

11 November 2019

We speak to the winner of the Chartered Governance Institute’s Company Secretary of the Year 2018 award. Read more

Interview: Pervena Makwana

Interview: Pervena Makwana

11 November 2019

The company secretary at Beach & Associates talks about her career pathway and how her role has changed. Read more

Interview: Ghela Boskovich

Interview: Ghela Boskovich

01 October 2019

The founder of FemTechGlobal, speaks to Governance and Compliance about data discussions and understanding risks. Read more

The secrets to success

The secrets to success

01 October 2019

Professionals have had to adapt to tough market conditions and in some instances have reduced their rates in order to secure compliance and risk roles. Read more

Share the Wealth

Share the Wealth

01 October 2019

There are key reasons for appointing an experienced EBT provider for your share plans. Read more

Untapped potential

Untapped potential

01 October 2019

Company secretaries are often the most experienced boardroom participants. However, they seldom become board directors in their own capacity. Read more

Striking the balance

Striking the balance

01 October 2019

The recommendations from the latest UK Corporate Governance Code and FRC Guidance pose some interesting challenges for governance within the developing NHS landscape. Read more

A different approach

A different approach

01 October 2019

Strategic influencers can help to bring clarity of voice to governance and compliance within an organisation. Read more

The digital age

The digital age

01 October 2019

Digitally transforming contract management can help to improve compliance. Read more

Seek and you shall find

Seek and you shall find

01 October 2019

The movement to improve board diversity crosses states and international borders. Read more

From the Top

From the Top

01 October 2019

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Interview: Frode Odegard

Interview: Frode Odegard

01 October 2019

The CEO of the Post-Lean Institute talks to Governance and Compliance about shareholder value, digital myopia and technological transformation. Read more

Interview: Alan Calder

Interview: Alan Calder

27 August 2019

Founder of IT Governance and CEO at Vigilant Software speaks to Governance and Compliance about cybersecurity threats and how to navigate the landscape. Read more

On the Radar

On the Radar

27 August 2019

What are some of the challenges for assurance, procurement and risk managers, and what role does technology play?. Read more

Building Alliances

Building Alliances

27 August 2019

The journey behind the making of the University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust. Read more

Guardians of Truth and Future

Guardians of Truth and Future

27 August 2019

Takeaway lessons from the ICSA Annual Conference 2019. Read more

A Laundry List for Business Growth

A Laundry List for Business Growth

27 August 2019

Anti-money laundering measures can lead to growth creation, as well as loss prevention. Read more

Level Playing Field

Level Playing Field

27 August 2019

The way sport is governed has been put under the spotlight as stakeholders become increasingly vocal due to repeated failures. Read more

Company Culture

Company Culture

27 August 2019

In order to attract the best candidates the values of an organisation are more crucial than ever before. Read more

Backing the Future

Backing the Future

27 August 2019

Data-driven regulation and compliance is the key to a successful future financial services industry. Read more

Faking It

Faking It

27 August 2019

The impostor phenomenon is a cyclical experience associated with a recurring set of behaviours and thought patterns. Read more

Interview: Fahrin Ribeiro

Interview: Fahrin Ribeiro

27 August 2019

The UK Company Secretary for Bank of Ireland UK speaks about reporting requirements, the company secretary role and her time at the ICSA Annual Conference 2019. Read more

A Broad Remit

A Broad Remit

26 August 2019

An extract from the runner-up for the Tom Morrison Essay Prize. Read more

Disqualification Risk

Disqualification Risk

22 July 2019

Directors have a special responsibility to be well informed about what is happening within the companies they oversee. Read more

Under Scrutiny

Under Scrutiny

22 July 2019

Corporate social responsibility and social value are being put under the spotlight. Read more

Business Behaviour

Business Behaviour

22 July 2019

Boards need to stay on top of artificial intelligence and cyber risk, whilst simultaneously making more ethical and philosophical decisions. Read more

Interview: Genevieve Leveille

Interview: Genevieve Leveille

22 July 2019

The founder and CEO of AgriLedger, talks about blockchain solutions, a fairer food industry supply chain and the value of good governance. Read more

A Close Eye

A Close Eye

22 July 2019

Being able to distinguish an effectively governed company from a poor one is critical. Read more

A New Environment

A New Environment

22 July 2019

Principal changes in the revised AIC Code of Corporate Governance are relevant for boards of directors of certain Guernsey and Jersey companies. Read more

Interview: Sara Drake

Interview: Sara Drake

22 July 2019

We talk to ICSA: The Governance Institute’s new Chief Executive. Read more

Interview: Mary Kyle

Interview: Mary Kyle

04 July 2019

The Governance and Standards Adviser at the City of London Corporation talks about a new era of trust, technological disruptions and the future board. Read more

Changing Directions

Changing Directions

04 July 2019

The latest in ICSA’s thought leadership series is 'The Future of Sports Governance – Beyond Autonomy' which assesses the implications of various pressures on the concept of sporting autonomy. Read more

On The Up

On The Up

04 July 2019

This year’s Hampton-Alexander report will be published on 13th November 2019. Read more

Zoom In

Zoom In

04 July 2019

Leaders heading up multinational organisations should be able to appreciate the big picture and zoom in on the smallest of details. However, these skills are often few and far between. Read more

An Epic Tale

An Epic Tale

04 July 2019

At its height, Theranos was the darling of Silicon Valley with a valuation of $9 billion, but it is now facing fraud charges and a loss of hundreds of millions. So what went wrong?. Read more

Interview: Karina Bye

Interview: Karina Bye

04 July 2019

Karina Bye FCIS talks to Governance and Compliance about her avenue into the profession, the impact that technology has had and what she imagines the future boardroom will look like. Read more

Building a Balanced Board

Building a Balanced Board

20 June 2019

What is the size and scale of the challenge that companies face in building a balanced board?. Read more

Let's Talk About SOX

Let's Talk About SOX

19 June 2019

Should the Sarbanes-Oxley regime be adopted in the UK?. Read more

It's Not Rocket Science

It's Not Rocket Science

16 May 2019

The Hampton-Alexander Review and the Investment Association has a joint focus to improve women’s representation at board level. Read more

All Aboard the Charity Bus

All Aboard the Charity Bus

16 May 2019

Charity work is an admirable thing, but the rules and guidelines surrounding it need to be understood. Read more

Interview: Justine Lutterodt

Interview: Justine Lutterodt

16 May 2019

We talk to the Director of the Centre for Synchronous Leadership about incorporating an ethical approach. Read more

Going Viral

Going Viral

16 May 2019

In the aftermath of the #MeToo movement, it is now time for boards to take action. Read more

Fair pay, or hell to pay?

Fair pay, or hell to pay?

16 May 2019

Both the US and the UK have experienced an increasing trend towards pay transparency, and with it a need to prepare for compliance with regulatory or shareholder demands and defense in the court of public opinion. Read more

Keeping It Simple

Keeping It Simple

14 May 2019

On 5th May, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy launched a major consultation on corporate transparency and regulatory reform. Read more

Locked up

Locked up

14 May 2019

A recent report sets out a blueprint for expanding the dormant assets scheme. Read more

Interview: Mat Davies

Interview: Mat Davies

14 May 2019

We talk to the HR Director at Addison Lee Group about organisational values and the impact that technology has. Read more

Strong bonds

Strong bonds

20 April 2019

Good governance is essential in public-private partnerships. Read more

Interview: David Halpern

Interview: David Halpern

15 April 2019

The chief executive of the Behavioural Insights Team talks about how psychological insights and small changes can help companies to make big gains. Read more

Taking Steps

Taking Steps

15 April 2019

Robust corporate governance drives transparency and a distinct, underlying rationale behind every decision a company takes. Read more

Staying Aligned

Staying Aligned

11 April 2019

Compliance is a vital part of ensuring that organisations moves in the right direction, while creating added business value. Read more

Alison Chan: I believe in transparency as a tool of good governance

Alison Chan: I believe in transparency as a tool of good governance

11 April 2019

Winner of the Governance Professional of the Year at the ICSA Awards 2018, Alison Chan discusses her route into the profession, her successes thus far and the main challenges she has encountered. Read more

A Changing Face

A Changing Face

11 April 2019

Regulators and prosecutors are actively using all the means at their disposal to bring about successful anti-corruption cases. Read more

Mindful Exclusion

Mindful Exclusion

11 April 2019

Only when we are able to view our automatic responses without judgment can we truly aspire to evolve them further. Read more

Team Effort

Team Effort

11 April 2019

CEOs who attribute organisational success to themselves are missing the point that pushing an ‘I’ agenda in the boardroom rarely results in a winning strategy. Read more

Improving the Structure

Improving the Structure

11 April 2019

The rising status of governance in sport has driven much needed change at the highest levels, but the future lies in empowering the grassroots. Read more

Tactical Thinking

Tactical Thinking

05 March 2019

The strategic transformation capability of a board of directors can be improved. Read more

Nurturing Change

Nurturing Change

05 March 2019

A continuous focus on healthy culture is critical, as robust governance underpins good practice, in addition to delivering long-term economic and business success. Read more

Thinking Ahead

Thinking Ahead

05 March 2019

In an uncertain climate failing to plan, even on a contingency basis, can lead to critical governance issues. Read more

Closer Collaboration

Closer Collaboration

05 March 2019

The UK Stewardship Code is receiving cross-regulatory attention. Read more

Speaking Up

Speaking Up

05 March 2019

A systemic failure of governance can be the catalyst for whistleblowing. Read more

Take a Seat

Take a Seat

05 March 2019

As organisations focus on Europe, we look at the risk and compliance recruitment market in London. Read more

Streamlining Systems

Streamlining Systems

05 March 2019

Recent research into the efficiency of board packs has produced some alarming findings. Read more

Interview: Sir Stephen O’Brien

Interview: Sir Stephen O’Brien

05 March 2019

The former Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator at the United Nations, Sir Stephen O’Brien, FCIS talks about his career to date. Read more

Coming Together

Coming Together

01 March 2019

Updates from the CMA, in addition to Sir John Kingman’s review will impact the issues that we see in the audit market. Read more

Better together

Better together

06 February 2019

A growing number of professional and voice of the sector bodies have expressed interest in an all-sector Better Governance Commission. Read more

The ESG Factor

The ESG Factor

06 February 2019

Responsible investing has transformed from a United Nations Global Compact initiative into a mainstream investment trend. Read more

Boardroom diversity

Boardroom diversity

06 February 2019

While many companies now enforce diversity quotas, the typical boardroom is still dominated by white, elderly males. This lack of variety among board members is holding companies back. Read more

James Wates: 'I happen to believe there’s a real benefit in company secretaries'

James Wates: 'I happen to believe there’s a real benefit in company secretaries'

06 February 2019

The chairman of the Wates Group, talks to Governance and Compliance about the new Wates Corporate Governance Principles for Large Private Companies. Read more

Anna Machin: 'I was always drawn to work in the charity sector'

Anna Machin: 'I was always drawn to work in the charity sector'

06 February 2019

The winner of 'The One to Watch' at the ICSA Awards 2018, discusses some of her role’s biggest challenges, learning as much as possible in her governance career and what the next year holds. Read more

Andrew Wallis:'Enlightened organisations are looking at their response to modern slavery'

Andrew Wallis:'Enlightened organisations are looking at their response to modern slavery'

06 February 2019

We talk to the CEO of anti-slavery organisation Unseen. Read more

Making a case

Making a case

06 February 2019

The subject matter of remuneration for charitable trustees is a controversial debate. Read more

Faye McGuinness: 'Sharing stories is really powerful and the more people share stories, the more people will talk about mental health problems'

Faye McGuinness: 'Sharing stories is really powerful and the more people share stories, the more people will talk about mental health problems'

19 December 2018

The Head of Workplace Wellbeing Programmes (Strategy and Development) at Mind talks about the role good governance can play in supporting workers’ mental health. Read more

Unlocking the door

Unlocking the door

19 December 2018

Diversity and inclusion are major factors that boards need to consider in order for employees to reach their full potential. Read more

Fixing business

Fixing business

19 December 2018

The government, and those in opposition, agree that poor corporate governance is compounding the UK’s economic challenges. Read more

Reducing the risk

Reducing the risk

19 December 2018

Boards need to ensure that they have adequate protection against the increasing UK fraud scene. Read more

Working in harmony

Working in harmony

19 December 2018

People no longer want to work for the best company in the world – they want to work for the best company for the world. Read more

The Social C-suite

The Social C-suite

19 December 2018

Companies should look to compliance professionals to help address any gaps in knowledge and policies. Read more

Looking ahead

Looking ahead

19 December 2018

The aftermath of recent corporate financial failures has led many to question the audit process. Read more

Emma Perkin: 'Good governance is fundamental to how we grow and evolve our schools'

Emma Perkin: 'Good governance is fundamental to how we grow and evolve our schools'

07 November 2018

The founder and lead consultant at The Constant Group, talks about her journey into academy governance and the fundamental role it plays. Read more

Preventing business cartels

Preventing business cartels

02 November 2018

Breaking competition law can happen in different ways but some of the most serious ones are also the least understood. Read more

Utilising technology

Utilising technology

02 November 2018

With industry 4.0 firmly in place, it is now up to organisation boards to capitalise on digital developments. Read more

The metric system

The metric system

02 November 2018

Companies and investors have had to contend with a great deal of recent change in the reporting of performance measures. Read more

Reaching new heights

Reaching new heights

02 November 2018

A new qualification aims to support the professional development of financial service regulators. Read more

Supporting students

Supporting students

01 November 2018

The ICSA UK Student Forum has been set up to provide feedback and help ICSA enhance its student experience. Read more

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