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Powering digital transformation with modern governance

Powering digital transformation with modern governance

06 May 2021

As the pandemic unfolded and home working became mandatory, boards and legal departments were forced to rapidly implement digital alternatives. To respond to these diverse pressures, boards have had to work faster, with a deeper level of insight than ever before, and this change of pace is set to become the status quo. Read more

Why employee share ownership must form part of the post-COVID-19 economic recovery

Why employee share ownership must form part of the post-COVID-19 economic recovery

29 April 2021

Over the past year, the Social Market Foundation (SMF) has been undertaking new research into employee share ownership in the UK. Read more

Human rights, governance and modern slavery in the UK

Human rights, governance and modern slavery in the UK

28 April 2021

In this article Boglarka Radi considers the potential impact of modern slavery as a governance issue. Read more

Hello The Chartered Governance Institute UK & Ireland, goodbye ICSA

Hello The Chartered Governance Institute UK & Ireland, goodbye ICSA

26 April 2021

This year marks 130 years since the Institute first came into existence. It started life in 1891 as the Institute of Secretaries and today represents the interests of governance professionals around the globe. Read more

Government’s response to the Law Commission report on technical issues in charity law

Government’s response to the Law Commission report on technical issues in charity law

22 April 2021

In this blog, Louise Thomson FCG, Head of Policy (NFP) at The Chartered Governance Institute UK & Ireland, outlines some of the Key recommendations presented by the Law Commission. Read more

A crisis in personal liability protection for board members?

A crisis in personal liability protection for board members?

20 April 2021

As Churchill once put it: ‘Never let a good crisis go to waste.’ In this blog we discuss the issue of personal liability protection for directors and how it has steadily climbing up boardroom agendas over the last year. Read more

ESG and Brexit

ESG and Brexit

15 April 2021

In 2018, the EU set out a clear action plan for sustainable economic growth. The EU’s objective is to maintain growth without creating problems for future generations due to depleting resources or environmental crises, such as climate change. Read more

ESG Rating schemes: Which to target, and how to do well

ESG Rating schemes: Which to target, and how to do well

08 April 2021

A lot of time and effort can go into responding to ESG rating schemes. How do you know which one(s) to focus your efforts on, and what can you do to increase your company’s score?. Read more

Three ESG lessons organisations should learn from COVID-19

Three ESG lessons organisations should learn from COVID-19

06 April 2021

Black Rock CEO Larry Fink’s annual letter to CEOs is always closely scrutinised. As the head of the world’s largest institutional investor, he identifies the issues companies must prioritise to generate long-term value. Three key lessons emerge from Fink’s focus on ESG. Read more

ESG the top priority for 2021

ESG the top priority for 2021

01 April 2021

In February, governance professionals polled by the Institute and The Core Partnership placed ESG at the top of their list of priorities for 2021. Sara Drake looks at some of the issues facing governance professionals. Read more

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