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Articles and features on the principles and codes of corporate governance

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Models morals and management

John Mongelard

Receive award-winning insights with practical examples of management techniques and how to improve culture.

Libor for Non Executives 10 things you need to know

Top of board agendas right now is how to survive this ‘Covid Crisis’

Update on EU Directors duties

The EU picks up on the shareholder primacy v stakeholder capitalism debate

Value and governance

Sarah Bell Corporate Financier September 2019

The UK Corporate Governance Code’s impact on financial performance has been largely untested until now. Research by Grant Thornton correlates strong corporate governance with financial outperformance.

Helping stakeholders understand impact of climate change

Stakeholders want information that enables them to assess the effects of climate risks on the business. Auditors and other accountants have key roles to play.

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.

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.

A revised Stewardship Code

Michael Izza

In his review of the FRC, Sir John Kingman was clear that the UK Stewardship Code must focus on ‘outcomes and effectiveness’, and cease to be simply a driver of boilerplate reporting.

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

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