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Board effectiveness articles

Articles and features from the ICAEW on board effectiveness.

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FRC report boosts case for diverse board

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The case for diverse boards was given further clout after new research published by the FRC supported the thesis that it leads to better corporate culture and performance as well as benefiting businesses from a social justice perspective.

COVID-19 not the only thing worrying the C-suite

2019 seemed particularly bad for large-scale disruptive events, and it was, until 2020 and COVID-19 came along.

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.

Five questions director should ask about climate risk

Climate change and sustainability has been placed firmly in the spotlight of media and society’s attention. Focus is now turning even more to the business world to play its part.

Reducing the size of board packs

Zsuzsanna Schiff talks to Hitesh Patel, independent NED and chair of the ICAEW Insurance Committee about how to reduce the size of the board packs

How can we create forward looking boards

Exploring psychological safety in the boardroom

Time for new approach on executive pay

Julia Root-Gutteridge London Accountant August 2019

Last month, ICAEW and Hermes convened a senior panel of remuneration committee chairs and investors, along with Anna Turley, MP for Redcar, to explore how realigning executive pay can help to restore trust in business, reports Julia Root-Gutteridge, ICAEW Manager for Board Effectiveness.

How do you know if your audit committee is effective

Audit Committees are playing an increasingly critical corporate governance role in terms of their leadership on financial reporting, internal controls, risk management and the internal and external audit functions.

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