Analysis shows that companies are grasping the spirit of the Wates Corporate Governance Principles. However, overall there is room for improvement in reporting.
Articles and features on the principles and codes of corporate governance
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The Financial Reporting Council’s revisions to its Corporate Governance Code are starting to make a difference, according to academic research.
Matt McLoughlin, senior investment manager at Foresight Group, explains the importance of environmental, social and corporate governance principles and how Foresight Group integrates this into its business model
Audit reform and the BEIS
Sir Jon Thompson and Michael Izza discuss aspects of the BEIS White Paper on Restoring Trust in Audit and Corporate Governance, including audit supervision, joint audit and proposals for a professional body for corporate auditors.
A roundup of current and recently concluded corporate governance reviews and inquires - the latest being the Restoring trust in audit and corporate governance white paper published by the Government in March 2021
3 March 2021: The Financial Reporting Council has published new guidance to help companies overcome compliance issues with corporate governance code provisions.
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
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.
A focus on the Moratorium and Restructuring Plan introduced by the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Board evaluations – ticking a box or making a difference?
It is very clear that a new lens is being applied to board performance.
Now that the FRC is analysing responses to its Corporate Governance Code consultation, companies can start to prepare for changes, says Julia Penny.