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Articles and features on the principles and codes of corporate governance

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Trust in business during the coronavirus

These are anxious times for everybody. The entire country, indeed the entire globe, is united against the coronavirus and its impact.

Steering your AGM through the Coronavirus crisis

A special briefing from Equiniti on how to brief your AGM on the Coronavirus

5 Key points about the OECD Guidelines on Responsible Business Conduct for Multinational Enterprises

The Head of the UK National Contact Point for OECD Guidelines on Responsible Business Conduct for Multinational Enterprises, Julia Lewis, recently spoke about her work to the ICAEW Corporate Governance Committee. Here she shares the key points from her talk.

FRC reviews new workforce engagement requirements: good work, but room for improvement

4 February 2020: Elizabeth Richards, Head of Corporate Governance at ICAEW, unpicks the findings from the FRC’s annual review of the Corporate Governance Code. Notably, the review shows that, while progress is being made with new workforce engagement reporting requirements, there is a risk that lessons from workforce engagement won’t reach boardrooms.

ESG the key to saving capitalism

Capitalism in its current form, it is dangerous and out of control, not just unsustainable.

How to prepare for a successful remuneration policy renewal

New legislation and the UK Corporate Governance Code are forcing companies to consider a much wider agenda in the upcoming AGM season.

The measure of Wates

Vicky Meek Corporate Financier August 2019

The publication of a new corporate governance code for private companies has potential implications for private equity-backed companies. But how relevant is it to most UK companies.

Regulation through transparency

Issues relating diversity, pay disparity, human rights and employee engagement have been on the agenda of organisations from a Corporate Social Responsibility perspective for some time. However, with the introduction over the last few years of various reporting requirements such as gender pay and modern slavery reporting, there has been a shift towards these topics becoming key corporate governance issues that require board-level engagement.

Building trust in business through stakeholders and better reporting

The 2018 PwC Building Public Trust Awards took as their theme ‘celebrating openness’

Temperature check on corporate governance as new Code comes into effect

The UK is witnessing a battle to restore trust in business. Governance is more in the spotlight than at any time since the ‘Maxwell years’ which immediately preceded the 1992 Cadbury report.

Corporate governance reviews

Corporate Governance Community Updated July 2019

A roundup of current and recently concluded corporate governance reviews and inquires.

Good corporate governance

Iain Wright Business and Management November 2018

Iain Wright explores how to ensure an environment of good corporate governance.

Wates principles don't meet government aims

ICAEW says proposed corporate governance regime for large private companies not credible

The Wates Corporate Governance Principles for Large Private Companies

Employees, customers and suppliers who suffer losses as a result of a large company’s collapse aren’t interested in its legal form, and neither are the politicians who have to deal with the fallout.

Board evaluations – ticking a box or making a difference?

It is very clear that a new lens is being applied to board performance.

New governance principles for large private companies

On 13 June the Financial Reporting Council published a consultation on corporate governance principles for large private companies.

The collapse of Carillion: lessons for NEDs

Corporate Governance Community Corporate Governance Community Newsletter February 2018

In the wake of another large-scale corporate governance disaster, non-executives must present greater challenge in the boardroom to protect their companies and stakeholders

Direction of FRC’s Code revealed

Julia Penny London Accountant March 2018

Now that the FRC is analysing responses to its Corporate Governance Code consultation, companies can start to prepare for changes, says Julia Penny.

Exploring executive pay

Elizabeth Richards considers executive pay, ICAEW’s latest thought leadership programme, Connect and Reflect, and how you can contribute

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