Hans-Kristian Bryn & Carl Sjostrom

The purpose and effectiveness of board committees

Hans-Kristian Bryn and Carl Sjostrom look at the roles of the Audit & Risk and Remuneration Committees and suggest ways in which committee performance can be enhanced.

Amanda Buthe & Kilian Moote

2023 US AGM season

Amanda Buthe and Kilian Moote consider the growing influence of shareholders during the season.

Gonçalo Pacheco de Almeida

Political capital on corporate boards

Gonçalo Pacheco de Almeida looks at how political ties in corporate governance influence firm performance over time.

Jay Dodd

Are company secretaries due a rebrand?

Jay Dodd evaluates the changing role of the company secretary and argues they deserve a rebrand as Governance Director.

Colin Hammond

Unlocking boardroom leadership on software

Colin Hammond provides the questions boards should be asking to raise the breadth and depth of oversight of software initiatives in their organisations.

William Germain

Gender diversity regulation in Japan

William Germain follows up on his August article which analysed the singular case of gender imbalance on the boards of directors of PLCs by providing a review of corporate governance regulation in Japan and explaining the window of opportunity and options in the policy agenda of the current government to regulate gender diversity on PLC boards.

Tom Proverbs-Garbett

ESG and the link to purpose

Tom Proverbs-Garbett looks at the changing face of a corporate’s social responsibility.

Claude Brown

Governance: the key to unlocking ESG

Claude Brown argues that governance is the most critical aspect to ESG as a whole and organisations would cease to function without it.

Daniele Vitalie & Hal Dewdney

Say on Climate

Daniele Vitale and Hal Dewdney look at Say on Climate resolutions in Europe during the 2022/2023 AGM season.

William Germain

Gender imbalance on PLC Boards in Japan

William Germain provides a review of the singular case of gender imbalance on the boards of directors of PLCs in Japan and argues that there is a need for public policy to align Japanese PLCs with ethics toward the sought outcome of good corporate governance.

Chris Hodge

Proxy advisors

Chris Hodge considers some recent research for the FRC which suggests that the extent of proxy advisors’ impact on voting is less clearcut than is often believed.

Neil Robson & Ciara McBrien

Improving whistleblower confidence

Neil Robson and Ciara McBrien look at new measures published by the FCA to improve whistleblower confidence.

Alison Gill and Ian White

The effective board chair - Part 2

Alison Gill and Ian White take a further look at what makes an effective board Chair based on lessons learnt from carrying out board effectiveness reviews.

Andrew Hobbs

Unlocking sustainability value

Andrew Hobbs outlines the key drivers that boards can use to successfully integrate sustainability into their business.

Alex Cameron and Chris Stamp

The effective board Chair

Alex Cameron and Chris Stamp look at what makes an effective Chair based on lessons learned from carrying out board effectiveness reviews.

Dr Luis Correria da Silva and Derek Yide Song

Good governance and market valuation

Dr Luis Correia da Silva and Derek Yide Song discuss the advantages of implementing EU reforms to enhance corporate reporting, and how they can have a significant impact beyond what is initially perceived.

Miles Ashley and Alistair Godbold

Engineering great decisions

Miles Ashley and Alistair Godbold look at a comprehensive approach to transforming infrastructure project productivity and sustainability through the Infrastructure Governance Code.

Philip Sydney

Gender diversity and board engagement

Philip Sydney provides an evidence-based review into male and female director’s engagement demonstrates what diversity can deliver in the boardroom.

Tara Cho and David Clarke

The importance of a WISP

Tara Cho and David Clarke argue that, while the Written Information Security Program has more relevance in the US than in other jurisdictions, there’s still good reason to introduce one even where it is not mandatory.

François Siegwart

Switzerland puts the emphasis on sustainability

François Siegwart looks at the revised Code of Best Practice for Corporate Governance in Switzerland which takes a holistic ESG approach.

Gavin Hayes

Building resilience for geopolitical disruption

With geopolitical risk now a board agenda item, Gavin Hayes argues that boards, internal audit, risk management and governance professionals need to prepare for continual disruption from geopolitical incidents.

Hanif Barma & Cosette Reczek

Time to rethink risk governance

Hanif Barma and Cosette Reczek challenge boards to really understand their organisation’s business model, its vulnerabilities and its breaking points; and ask how would it respond to evolving and emerging new risks?

John Britton

Early signs from the 2023 AGM season

John Britton looks at some of the key trends which appear to be emerging for the 2023 AGM season in the UK.

Susan Divers

Ethics & compliance programmes

Susan Divers explains how strong ethics and compliance programmes allow organisations to navigate upheaval and change.

Jenny Herrera

It's all about the people!

Jenny Herrera looks at how the business case for treating people responsibly and fairly and how the Good Business Charter Framework can help companies go from good to great.

Carl Sjostrom & Hans-Kristian Bryn

Risk & reward of culture and reputation

Carl Sjostrom and Hans-Kristian Bryn argue that culture and reputation are not adequately reflected in many organisations’ planning and decision-making.

John Harte

The evolving role of the Chair

John Harte looks at the role of the Chair and how it has evolved over the last few years

Daniele Vitale, Kiran Vasantham & Kevin O'Neill

Investors and the 2023 AGM Season

Daniele Vitale, Kiran Vasantham and Kevin O’Neill provide insights from Georgeson Global on what the 2023 AGM season is likely to bring from an investor’s perspective

Alex Olsansky Jr

Solving the compliance-data conundrum

Alex Olsansky Jr explains what the conundrum is, how to know where the conundrum’s pitfalls exist within an organisation and how to avoid those pitfalls by installing a smart management system powered by collaboration, dashboards and AI

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