The Financial Reporting Council’s revisions to its Corporate Governance Code are starting to make a difference, according to academic research.
Articles and features on the principles and codes of corporate governance
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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.
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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.
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 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’