Five Ways to Enhance Board Oversight of Culture

Corporate culture is defined by the implicit, unwritten rules that create expectations for how people choose to behave. It is reflected by what people actually do every day, by what’s celebrated, emphasized and overlooked. Culture is also how companies create and protect value through people.

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A ‘Twist’ on Top Ten Governance Trends for 2019

Michael Peregrine authored this article on the developments likely to impact corporate governance this year, including gender equality and board engagement with corporate social responsibility.

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Corporate Governance Behaviour Review 2018/19

This year has seen the introduction of a new catalyst in improving the connection between companies and investors – the new AIM Rule 26, which now requires all companies on AIM to adopt a recognised corporate governance code. The QCA’s sixth annual review identifies how directors can improve their corporate reporting to better connect with […]

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Beware the Subsidiary Governance Horror Story

In the face of fragmented international regulation, companies must bolster governance frameworks to combat subsidiary risk.

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FTSE 350 Putting Their Corporate Governance Ducks in a Row

FTSE 350 companies have shown a marked improvement in reporting on stakeholder engagement ahead of the implementation of the new Corporate Governance Code and related legislation next January.

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Consultation: The Wates Corporate Governance Principles for Large Private Companies

The Financial Reporting Council has published a consultation on corporate governance principles for large private companies on behalf of James Wates CBE. Development of the principles follows the Government’s 2016 Green Paper and the BEIS Select Committee’s report of April 2017 which considered the need for improved transparency and accountability in this area.

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Integrity and the Future of Compliance

In a world of changing business models, the explosion of data, and increased regulation and enforcement, integrity becomes the most important driver for ethical business – and a new EY report reveals steep challenges to organizational integrity. EY’s 15th Global Fraud Survey found that fraud and corruption remain among the greatest risks to businesses today, […]

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Challenges to Effective Board Reporting

A summary of research by ICSA and Board Intelligence. Early in 2017, ICSA: The Governance Institute and Board Intelligence surveyed 80 governance professionals representing organisations of all sizes and sectors on how board reporting (i.e. the preparation of reports and other papers that are discussed at board meetings) operated in their organisations. The aim was […]

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Evergreen Board Succession Planning

This EgonZehnder report looks at the advantages of adopting ‘evergreen’ board succession planning, rather than reacting to director replacement when it happens.

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Five Principles of Good Governance – Effectiveness

The second in the ‘Art of Governance’ series from Grant Thornton and following on from ‘Leadership & Governance’, this second instalment explores good governance through the concept and principle of effectiveness, as demonstrated by the board.

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