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Corporate governance

ICAEW and our members promote good practice in corporate governance.

Core topics

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Principles of Corporate Governance

Guidance on the key principles of corporate governance and ICAEW thought leadership and discussion on development of corporate governance.

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Corporate governance codes and reports

Access the key reports and codes aimed at raising standards in corporate governance in the UK published in the wake of the BCCI and Maxwell cases.

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Board committees and effectiveness

Support on board effectiveness and workings of the audit, nomination, remuneration and risk committees, whose responsibilities include board diversity, executive remuneration, audit tenders and internal audit.

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Corporate culture

Board members must support the management team in building an organisational culture that provides a framework for everyone to work together to hit corporate goals and do so in line with strong ethical values.

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Roles, duties and responsibilities

Find out more about the individual duties and responsibilities of the chairperson, directors, non-executive directors (NEDs) and company secretaries.

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Managing risk

Alongside managing risk, it’s just as important to build resilience into an organisation. It’s vital the organisation can withstand events that no one is quite ready for – and the board has a key role to play in helping it prepare.

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Stewardship and stakeholder relations

Building a successful organisation requires senior decision makers to engage with a broader range of people than they would once have done and to work on a wide range of non traditional and non financial issues. The board has a vital role to play in supporting this work.

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Featured content

Why directors are more important than ever

The New Boardroom Agenda

The key to success in any organisation is long term, sustainable growth but managing that is harder than ever. Faster moving, more complex risks – and opportunities – require more assiduous monitoring, more informed decision-making, and much greater coordination among all employees to ensure corporate success. This content series explores the central role board members play in this endeavour and how crucial they are to any organisation’s long term health.
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