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From power-driven to purpose-driven: new report urges boards and executive committees to improve diversity by repositioning themselves

22 July 2021

A new report out today from The Chartered Governance Institute UK & Ireland and the Centre for Synchronous Leadership has revealed that an attachment to power is causing British boards and executive committees to exclude more diverse candidates based on flawed selection processes and criteria. The report finds that the recruitment process is distorted by the assumption that those who do not resemble existing board and committee members are less ‘impressive’, which suggests that the word ‘impressive’ needs to be redefined. The report concludes that meaningful progress in terms of improving boardroom diversity can only be achieved if boards and executive committee members are willing to address ‘compulsive homogeneity’ and prioritise purpose over power. Read more

Restoring trust in audit and corporate governance: The Chartered Governance Institute UK & Ireland’s response

12 July 2021

On 8 July 2021, The Chartered Governance Institute UK & Ireland responded to the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) consultation on 'Restoring trust in audit and corporate governance'. Read more

Code for Sports Governance Review – The Chartered Governance Institute UK & Ireland response

02 July 2021

The Chartered Governance Institute UK & Ireland welcomes today’s announcement on the outcome of the review of the Code for Sports Governance. The Institute is proud to have played its role both in the review process and in supporting Sport England and UK Sport funded organisations via the Sports Governance Academy, which it established in 2020 to improve governance within the sport and physical activity sector. Read more

Vital board support under threat as governance professionals at risk of burnout

01 July 2021

According to a poll by The Chartered Governance Institute UK & Ireland and governance recruitment specialist The Core Partnership, 82% of company secretaries have seen their workloads increase since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, with 49% stating that their workloads have increased significantly. Despite this, the permanent headcount in secretariat teams has only increased for 24% of company secretarial departments, which suggests a shortfall in the volume of talent required to deliver for organisations. Read more

Want greater psychological safety and better chairing in your boardroom? Try investing in team alignment, new report finds

04 June 2021

A new report out today from The Chartered Governance Institute UK & Ireland and the Centre for Synchronous Leadership has revealed that many boardrooms have worryingly low levels of psychological safety and are avoiding important conversations that involve vulnerability or challenge. COVID-19 has made this behaviour even more of a liability. Unsurprisingly, the worst offenders are more likely to have poor chairing. However, both characteristics are strongly correlated with the extent to which boards and executive committees invest in team alignment. Read more

Calling all governance gurus! Nominations now open for the 2021 Awards of The Chartered Governance Institute UK & Ireland – Bailiwick of Guernsey Branch

01 June 2021

The Chartered Governance Institute UK & Ireland – Bailiwick of Guernsey Branch is seeking nominations for this year’s Guernsey Branch Awards. Run each year, the Awards recognise the most talented governance experts and corporate service providers that Guernsey has to offer. Read more

IOM student excellence recognised by global governance body The Chartered Governance Institute UK & Ireland

24 May 2021

The Chartered Governance Institute UK & Ireland – Isle of Man Branch is delighted to announce the names of those students who have achieved the highest marks at branch level in the Institute’s November 2020 examinations. Students were recognised for their success in the autumn exam sessions for the Institute’s Chartered Governance Qualifying Programme (CGQP) and its International Finance and Administration (IFA) qualifications. Read more

New model terms of reference for academy trust Remuneration and Audit & Risk committees published today by The Chartered Governance Institute UK & Ireland

18 May 2021

The Chartered Governance Institute UK & Ireland has today published new guidance for academy trusts, proposing model terms of reference for Multi-Academy Trust (MAT) Remuneration and Audit and Risk committees. The guidance will be useful to any trusts seeking to strengthen their governance arrangements and comply with the requirements of the Department for Education and the Education and Skills Funding Agency. Read more

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

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