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Mindful Exclusion: new report reveals the blind spots that are impeding directors and executives in their roles

13 May 2021

A new report out today from The Chartered Governance Institute UK & Ireland and the Centre for Synchronous Leadership (CSL) has highlighted the dangers of business leaders having blind spots and puts forward a convincing case for businesses to get on the front foot with emerging trends and issues. It provides a deep understanding of the systemic issues that are causing business leaders to be insular, or ‘Bubble Bound’ to coin a phrase used in the report, and uses quantitative data to show the benefit of being more open to difference. Read more

Kids Company and good governance: mapping what we know

13 April 2021

The Chartered Governance Institute UK & Ireland has today published a research paper which reviews the degree to which Keeping Kids Company (Kids Company) adhered to good governance practice or not before its demise. The review is based on the information that is currently publicly available and aims to provide trustees, governance professionals and others working within the charity sector with an overview of lessons to be learned. Read more

Two-thirds of companies in favour of more transparent ESG reporting and disclosures

25 March 2021

According to a poll by ICSA: The Chartered Governance Institute and governance recruitment specialist The Core Partnership, 73% of companies think that there should be more transparent reporting and disclosures about environmental, social and governance (ESG) matters. Just 16% of organisations polled are against this and an additional 11% are unsure. Read more

‘Audit reform welcome, but core concerns need addressing alongside legislation,’ says ICSA: The Chartered Governance Institute

18 March 2021

ICSA: The Chartered Governance Institute has today welcomed the Government’s proposals to reform the UK audit market and strengthen the country’s corporate governance regime, but stressed that the proposed legislation around audit has to be evaluated on how well it addresses core concerns on the role of audit, the degree of professional scepticism exercised by auditors and the lack of trust in the ability of auditors outside the Big Four. Read more

Review shows charity trustees want clearer, simpler guidance about reporting

09 March 2021

ICSA: The Chartered Governance Institute has today published the findings of a survey of charity trustees in the UK and Republic of Ireland which shows that there is a considerable desire for there to be clearer and simpler guidance about reporting. The survey also reflects some level of concern that reporting requirements are too long and complicated for a non-financial trustee. Read more

Chancellor “missed a big opportunity” to reform employee share plans in Budget, ProShare claims

03 March 2021

Responding to today's Budget, ProShare – the body representing employee share ownership (ESO) in the UK – said that the absence of reforms to all-employee share plans was "disappointing". By choosing not to introduce changes to the way the Share Incentive Plan (SIP) and Save As You Earn (SAYE) plans operate the Chancellor had "missed a big opportunity" to drive up employee share ownership in the UK. Research has shown that companies with higher levels of employee share ownership outperform those without, and that share plans are an effective way for low-income earners to save and build financial resilience. Read more

Winners of 2020 ProShare Awards announced

01 March 2021

The winners of the 2020 ProShare Awards were announced by celebrity host Alan ‘voice of the balls’ Dedicoat at an online awards ceremony on 25 February, with household names such as Ocado, Rolls-Royce and Sky recognised for their creativity and innovation in employee share ownership. Read more

New guidance about company AGMs and the impact of Covid-19 issued for 2021

24 February 2021

ICSA: The Chartered Governance Institute has today published new guidance about company AGMs and the impact of Covid-19, which reflects the continuing impact of the coronavirus pandemic on companies’ ability to hold physical general meetings. Prepared in association with the City of London Law Society Company Law Committee and Martin Moore QC, with the support of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and the Financial Reporting Council, the guidance offers advice on how listed companies might hold meetings during the 2021 AGM season. Read more

Bouncing back after lockdown – tips on how to thrive in extraordinary times

16 February 2021

The Isle of Man Branch of ICSA: The Chartered Governance Institute has today announced details of a webinar that is running on 24 February 2021 to helps its members and other interested parties learn more about how they can thrive in extraordinary times. Attendees will hear tips from Justin Tipper, a leading local management and leadership trainer, coach and therapist, who will explain how people can use the experience of COVID to build their pools of perseverance, calmness and self-reliance. Read more

‘Kids Company verdict carries important lessons for all those involved in charity governance,’ says ICSA: The Chartered Governance Institute

12 February 2021

ICSA: The Chartered Governance Institute has today welcomed the benevolent approach to charity trustees that today’s Kids Company verdict has upheld, whilst recognising that the 221-page verdict contains important lessons for all those involved in the governance of charities. Overall, the judgement underscores the importance of good governance: of effective oversight, training, assurance and risk management, all of which is best supported by a governance professional. Read more

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