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10 December 2019

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Winds of Change

Winds of Change

09 December 2019

A new decade marks a good time to reflect upon the changing governance landscape. Read more

Back to the board

Back to the board

01 October 2019

There’s still work to be done to prioritise customers over shareholders. Read more

A New Chapter Begins

A New Chapter Begins

23 August 2019

Changes and innovative plans for the Institute will secure our place as a professional body for the future. Read more

Frozen Fund

Frozen Fund

23 August 2019

The case of the Woodford Equity Income Fund reaffirms the importance of good governance. Read more

Difference through diversity

Difference through diversity

01 November 2018

There has been progress for the representation of women on boards, but there is still a long way to go. Read more

Questioning the role of the executive director

Questioning the role of the executive director

03 September 2018

Greater attention on the role of executive directors will help board effectiveness. Read more

A new name for the international Institute

A new name for the international Institute

25 July 2018

We hope members will support the international Institute’s proposed change of name. Read more

The vitality of social mobility

The vitality of social mobility

24 July 2018

Business’s reluctance towards social diversity flies in the face of logic. Read more

The social case for diversity can stand alone

The social case for diversity can stand alone

24 May 2018

Businesses can pursue diversity as a societal good, even against a varied business case. Read more

It is time for boards to shape corporate culture

It is time for boards to shape corporate culture

18 April 2018

Updates to the UK Corporate Governance Code will spur directors to keep tabs on behaviour. Read more

Britain should consider a united code of governance

Britain should consider a united code of governance

17 April 2018

The UK’s divergent codes could learn something from the King Report’s approach. Read more

Is the company secretary a fading memory or governance linchpin?

Is the company secretary a fading memory or governance linchpin?

06 April 2018

A decade after the role stopped being a legal necessity, the case for the company secretary remains strong. Read more

GDPR has created false alarm over whistleblowing

GDPR has created false alarm over whistleblowing

26 January 2018

Data protection officers cannot act as conventional whistleblowers. Read more

Governing charities requires small steps, not big leaps

Governing charities requires small steps, not big leaps

26 January 2018

The Charity Governance Code is too ambitious for many smaller charities. Read more

The Institute needs to evolve

The Institute needs to evolve

07 November 2017

The approval of the two initiatives by members is just the beginning for ICSA. Read more

It is time to usurp the shareholder

It is time to usurp the shareholder

07 November 2017

A radical rethink of governance is needed to salvage the UK’s economy. Read more

For business, trust is the catalyst for success

For business, trust is the catalyst for success

07 November 2017

Companies that balance profits with purpose will prosper. Read more

Businesses must recognise a duty of mental health care

Businesses must recognise a duty of mental health care

10 October 2017

World Mental Health Day raises awareness on what can be lost in neglecting the mental wellbeing of staff. Read more

Food investors may be biting off more than they can chew

Food investors may be biting off more than they can chew

29 September 2017

Asia’s food industry poses risks to portfolios, says Jeremy Coller. Read more

Company secretaries shape corporate culture

Company secretaries shape corporate culture

25 August 2017

Glenn Oborne discusses how board behaviour trickles down to the office floor. Read more

The future of the Institute

The future of the Institute

24 August 2017

Exercise your right to vote at the AGM, says David Venus. Read more

Sustaining the united mission of ICSA

Sustaining the united mission of ICSA

23 August 2017

I look forward to being a part of the next stage of ICSA, says John Heaton. Read more

ICSA: A privilege to serve

ICSA: A privilege to serve

25 July 2017

Frank Curtiss, outgoing ICSA President, thanks those who made the Institute what it is today. Read more

Corporate data on gender is pivotal to progress

Corporate data on gender is pivotal to progress

24 July 2017

Firms should create change by submitting gender-leadership data, says the Hampton-Alexander Review's Denise Wilson. Read more

Directors must confront stable mistrust of business

Directors must confront stable mistrust of business

24 July 2017

Low faith in business leadership, unmoved by the elite crisis, needs addressing, says Jimmy Nicholls. Read more

A message for all members

A message for all members

26 June 2017

We hope you consider these important initiatives, says David Venus. Read more

Prevention rather than repair

Prevention rather than repair

26 June 2017

A company’s reputation is a fragile asset, says Graham Long. Read more

A change of focus

A change of focus

07 June 2017

Directors, not shareholders, are the key to eliminating corporate wrongdoing, says Gerry Brown. Read more

An alternative model

An alternative model

06 June 2017

Shareholder survival is driving corporate decision-making, says Andrew Kakabadse. Read more

Redefined by technology

Redefined by technology

16 May 2017

Priorities in company secretarial recruitment have altered, says David Press. Read more

A good deal all round

A good deal all round

15 May 2017

Diligent is the right partner for ICSA’s software businesses, says Frank Curtiss. Read more

Divided loyalties

Divided loyalties

10 April 2017

The future of corporate secretaries may be at risk, says Claire McSwiggan. Read more

Missed opportunity

Missed opportunity

10 April 2017

FCA needs more qualitative data, says Ben Henriques. Read more

Risk reduction

Risk reduction

28 March 2017

Enterprise risk management needs a proper framework. Read more

Imbalanced accountability

Imbalanced accountability

07 March 2017

There are tensions around self-reporting misconduct, says Francis Kean. Read more

Pursued by HMRC

Pursued by HMRC

30 January 2017

Personal service companies will no longer be acceptable, says Russell Cockburn. Read more

The right support

The right support

11 December 2016

Banks must help staff with the SMR compliance workload, says Dean Curtis. Read more

True and fair view

True and fair view

30 October 2016

Peter Swabey’s article raises interesting issues – I am pleased to respond, says Kieran Quinn. Read more

Board risk blindness

Board risk blindness

26 September 2016

Understand the why, what and how of risk culture, says Julia Graham. Read more

A series of governance eruptions

A series of governance eruptions

07 September 2016

Corporate governance is not mechanical, it is organic, says Ken Olisa. Read more

An ambitious model

An ambitious model

22 August 2016

We are not powerless when it comes to shaping culture, say Caterina Bulgarella and Adelle Elia. Read more

Governance is everywhere

Governance is everywhere

22 August 2016

Dissemination of knowledge is at the heart of ICSA, says Frank Curtiss. Read more

Angola’s governance journey

Angola’s governance journey

06 June 2016

Policymakers have to address fraud, says José Pedro de Morais Júnior. Read more

SMR: A better system of justice

SMR: A better system of justice

03 May 2016

Directors need the freedom to apply judgement, says Francis Kean. Read more

Make a plan

Make a plan

29 March 2016

Are you prepared for Brexit? asks Rita Trehan. Read more

The art of value creation

The art of value creation

22 January 2016

Leaders must interrogate the evidence, says Andrew Kakabadse. Read more

The Governance Institute

The Governance Institute

22 January 2016

We are already the professional body for governance, says Frank Curtiss. Read more

Match theory to practice

Match theory to practice

01 December 2015

Culture should be on the board’s agenda, says Joy Allen. Read more

Lasting change

Lasting change

26 October 2015

Internal audit must get to grips with culture, says Alisdair McIntosh. Read more

A mix of perspectives

A mix of perspectives

24 August 2015

Diverse thinking creates competitive advantage, says Andrew Kakabadse. Read more

Moving goalposts

Moving goalposts

21 July 2015

Fifa must make big changes, says Leo Martin. Read more

The risk counsel

The risk counsel

19 June 2015

Work with risk managers to guide the board, says Julia Graham. Read more

Delivery and diversity

Delivery and diversity

20 April 2015

The starting point for success is value, says Andrew Kakabadse. Read more

The wrong answer

The wrong answer

20 April 2015

Regulation seems to have achieved little, says Peter Montagnon. Read more

A damaging phenomenon

A damaging phenomenon

13 March 2015

No organisation is immune, says Michael Gardner. Read more

A paucity of talent

A paucity of talent

13 March 2015

Corporate Britain is missing a hidden treasure, says Peter Waine. Read more

Embedding behaviour

Embedding behaviour

13 February 2015

Bad behaviour becomes a habit if not corrected, says Joy Allen. Read more

Breaking point

Breaking point

13 February 2015

NEDs must face reality of world trade. Read more

Prepare for change

Prepare for change

15 December 2014

Improving transparency is an admirable aim, says Muriel Thorne. Read more

Content is king

Content is king

14 November 2014

The financial services industry has been slow to embrace social media, says Andrew Ross. Read more

The heart of good governance

The heart of good governance

03 November 2014

Avoid a rubber-stamping role, say Andrew and Nada Kakabadse. Read more

Remaining fit for purpose

Remaining fit for purpose

03 November 2014

Trustees need to adapt to a new context, says Louise Thomson. Read more

Virtue of the annual return

Virtue of the annual return

The government plans to abolish the annual return. Read more

The insider threat

The insider threat

The data breach at Target in the US led the company’s Chief Information Officer (CIO) to resign. Read more

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