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Board effectiveness

Information and guidance on board effectiveness for corporate governance professionals. Board effectiveness is one of the responsibilities of the nomination committee.

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Cyber security for boards

Board support has long been recognised as vital to achieving good cyber security. But boards have often struggled to have good conversations with cyber security specialists and understand their risks around cyber.

Webinars and other recordings

Reduce the size of board packs

Following the publication of the Financial Services Faculty’s Information Overload Report earlier this year Hitesh Patel non-executive director at Aviva and chair of the ICAEW Insurance Committee and Zsuzsanna Schiff discuss how board packs can and should be improved

Worker representation on boards

Graeme Nuttall OBE (Fieldfisher), and Andrew Ninian (The Investment Association) discuss how worker representation on boards could work for business.

What is good corporate governance?

Simon Lowe, Chairman of Grant Thornton Governance Institute, and Elizabeth Richards, Head of Corporate Governance, ICAEW, discuss the factors that constitute effective corporate governance.

View from the boardroom - Enhancing your role on the Board - Making it count!

Learn how to make the most of your NED or Board skills.

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Bloomsbury Core Accounting and Tax Service

Eligible firms have free access to Bloomsbury Professional's comprehensive online library, comprising more than 60 titles from some of the country's leading tax and accounting subject matter experts. Find out who is eligible and how you can access the Core Accounting and Tax Service.

The effective board

A chapter analysing what makes boards effective, including achieving boardroom diversity and the role of board reviews.

Effective boards and directors

Practical guidance on the effectiveness of boards and directors, covering a wide variety of corporate governance issues.

Leadership

A chapter focusing on effective leadership by the board and its members.

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Maintaining an effective board

Chapter 9 looks at the board and good governance, which includes the work of the nomination committee. Board diversity, corporate culture, succession planning and recruitment to the board, director induction and development and board evaluation are all covered.

Good boardroom practice: a guide for directors and company secretaries

An authoritative guide to company secretarial practice. Detailed commentary is accompanied by over 80 precedents. Appendix 3 - Good boardroom practice: a guide for directors and company secretaries

Handbook of board governance, The: a comprehensive guide for public, private, and not-for-profit board members

This title provides comprehensive, expert-led coverage of all aspects of corporate governance for public, nonprofit, and private boards. Provides practical guidance and expert insight relevant to board members across the spectrum to aid the building of a more effective board. Written from the United States perspective.

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Pricing and CEOs: why top executives need to get involved

The authors conducted 49 interviews with executives from pricing software vendors, to understand how the best-performing companies use pricing to drive profits and select pricing technologies.

Four pillars of board effectiveness

The article discusses the framework for assessing board's effectiveness which focuses on systematic continuous improvement in quality of the board's composition and functioning for success of the corporation.

Best practice on board evaluation disclosure

The article highlights outcome of grading the boards of leading companies and sharing the result with the investors. Topics include the need of information by investors to know the improvisations in board; evaluation by board for assessing the performance at three levels: the board, the committees, and individual directors; and use of board evaluation by investors to help inform the voting decisions in director elections.

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Useful links

Board evaluation: overview of international practices

This OECD report provides an overview of international practices and regulatory frameworks for the evaluation of board performance in publicly listed companies

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