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Governance and Compliance

Governance and Compliance is the leading magazine for people working in governance, risk and compliance, including company secretaries.


Overview

The UK's leading magazine providing current news, views and practical advice on the latest developments in governance and compliance. Published by The Chartered Governance Institute UK & Ireland, a leading authority on corporate governance, its global readership is influential and respected. Readers work across a range of sectors and organisations as governance and compliance professionals, often advising the board on best practice in these two important areas.

LATEST ARTICLES

Change is on the cards

Change is on the cards

28 June 2022

Take a look with Peter Swabey FCG, Policy and Research Director at CGI UK, on the expected changes coming from the publication of the government’s response to the consultation on strengthening audit and corporate governance systems. Read more

Technology update

Technology update

28 June 2022

In this article Dottie Schindlinger, Executive Director at the Diligent Institute, discusses the role technology plays in navigating risks and opportunities as a governance professional. Read more

Governance is a contact sport

Governance is a contact sport

28 June 2022

As an internationally experienced strategist, Shefaly Yogendra discusses how she brings she brings her knowledge to a variety of organisations in her capacity as a non-executive board director. Read more

Quick Question: Proper recognition

Quick Question: Proper recognition

28 June 2022

A conducted survey in association with The Core Partnership on recognition and understanding of the governance profession and function. Read more

Interview with Nina Goswami from the BBC

Interview with Nina Goswami from the BBC

19 May 2022

In this article Nina Goswami discusses how she brings her journalistic talents and passion for storytelling to her role as a diversity professional, enriching BBC content by championing a wider range of voices. Read more

Quick Question: Building trust

Quick Question: Building trust

19 May 2022

This month’s survey looks at the dynamics in boardrooms and issues that are hard to address. Read more

Enough is enough

Enough is enough

19 May 2022

In this article, Kim Adele Randall discusses imposter syndrome and how it can hold us back from reaching our full potential. Read more

Impact tolerances – crystallising risk

Impact tolerances – crystallising risk

08 April 2022

Regulatory focus turns to how boards and senior management oversee enhanced operational resilience. Read more

TCFD - the way forward

TCFD - the way forward

08 April 2022

TCFD will provide a framework to ensure that climate-related disclosures deliver the right information to investors. Read more

Quick Question: Looking at AGMs and executive remuneration

Quick Question: Looking at AGMs and executive remuneration

08 April 2022

As we see government restrictions lifting and people returning to physical events and offices, we are interested to see how the pandemic and use of technology has changed the way companies conduct AGMs, and what you might do differently going forward. Read more

Interview: Susan Stenson

Interview: Susan Stenson

07 March 2022

Sonia Sharma talks to CEO of Independent Audit Limited, Susan Stenson. Read more

Avoiding performative allyship

Avoiding performative allyship

04 March 2022

Latha Poonamallee, Management Chair, The New School and Thought Leader, Management and Social Justice explains that creation of a more equitable culture requires that we live up to our word and ensure that our allyship is not just performative. Read more

Cognitive diversity on boards

Cognitive diversity on boards

04 March 2022

Johanne Grosvold, PhD, SFHEA, Associate Professor, Corporate Governance and CSR, School of Management, University of Bath explains how cognitive diversity can only be achieved by casting the net wider to find those with a truly different perspective. Read more

Quick Question: Looking at gender-related issues for boards

Quick Question: Looking at gender-related issues for boards

04 March 2022

To align with International Women’s Day, this month we asked our audience about issues affecting women in senior roles. Read more

Chart your course

Chart your course

28 January 2022

Governance organograms and charts are useful tools for mapping the flow of responsibility and information between stakeholders across the business. Read more

Interview: Rosie Chapman

Interview: Rosie Chapman

28 January 2022

Rosie Chapman, outgoing Chair of the Charity Governance Code Steering Group, talks to Governance and Compliance about how the Code has evolved during her term, the Group’s successes and future challenges for charity governance. Read more

Quick Question: Will you be looking to further diversify your board in 2022?

Quick Question: Will you be looking to further diversify your board in 2022?

28 January 2022

In association with The Core Partnership, this month’s Quick Question looks at diversity on boards, both in terms of representation and skillsets. Read more

On the Horizon

On the Horizon

07 January 2022

The desire to implement change is being seen across all sectors. Read more

Good Vibes

Good Vibes

06 January 2022

Our annual awards were a great success and celebrated talent within the profession. Read more

Quick Question: What are the pressures governance professional recruitment over the next 12 months?

Quick Question: What are the pressures governance professional recruitment over the next 12 months?

05 January 2022

In association with The Core Partnership, this month’s Quick Question looks at possible recruitment challenges and managing an increasing governance workload. Read more

A complex route

A complex route

22 November 2021

There are several regional and jurisdictional dynamics in the entity portfolio management industry. Read more

Standing Out

Standing Out

08 November 2021

Diversity and inclusion on company boards and executive committees is an extremely important subject. Read more

Interview: I. Stephanie Boyce

Interview: I. Stephanie Boyce

01 October 2021

Sonia Sharma talks to President of the Law Society of England and Wales, I. Stephanie Boyce. Read more

Part 1: Safety Net

Part 1: Safety Net

16 August 2021

In the first of this two-part series we follow up on the government’s consultation on Restoring trust in audit and corporate governance with some thoughts on the Institute’s response. Read more

Interview: Justine Lutterodt

Interview: Justine Lutterodt

16 July 2021

Justine Lutterodt talks to Governance and Compliance about the Mindful Exclusion project, as well as discussing how boards can become more diverse in the post-pandemic world. Read more

The Hampton-Alexander Review and the balance of gender diversity

The Hampton-Alexander Review and the balance of gender diversity

14 June 2021

In this article, The Chartered Governance Institute interviewed Nasdaq Governance Solutions on the Hampton-Alexander Review and the impact on gender imbalance on boards. Read more

Being Transparent

Being Transparent

17 May 2021

The agency model is underpinned by the integrity of financial statements and narrative reports. Read more

Four governance priorities for a post-pandemic world

Four governance priorities for a post-pandemic world

06 May 2021

Corporations and their boards are now starting to look strategically at the recovery phase and how to build back better in this much-changed environment. For governance professionals, there are some key opportunities to add value and direction. Diligent explores... Read more

Operationalising ESG: A roadmap for organisations

Operationalising ESG: A roadmap for organisations

16 April 2021

ESG performance is taking centre stage in the effort to address the urgent existential challenges humanity faces, and progress towards standardised reporting metrics offers valuable clarification to governance professionals - How does this impact Governance Professionals?. Read more

Side by Side

Side by Side

08 April 2021

Supporting the voice of employee share plan practitioners and professionals. Read more

Does your company have an ESG Committee?

Does your company have an ESG Committee?

08 March 2021

This month we decided to see what The Chartered Governance Institute and Core communities thought about ESG reporting, disclosures, and committees. Read more

Broaden Your Horizon

Broaden Your Horizon

08 March 2021

The Department for Education’s white paper entitled Skills for Jobs: Lifelong learning for opportunity and growth was recently launched. Read more

The Same Storm

The Same Storm

03 February 2021

We are all experiencing the tribulations that the pandemic has caused. Read more

Has the most recent lockdown caused any new policy changes in your company?

Has the most recent lockdown caused any new policy changes in your company?

02 February 2021

This month we decided to see what The Chartered Governance Institute and Core communities thought about the third lockdown, as well as what the biggest governance focuses for 2021 are likely to be. Read more

Interview: Angela Culhane

Interview: Angela Culhane

17 December 2020

Angela Culhane, CEO of Prostate Cancer UK talks to Governance and Compliance about the impact the pandemic has had on research, as well as her entry route into the charity sector and her advice for those beginning their career. Read more

Greater Good

Greater Good

16 December 2020

Directors are in a key position to wisely influence the motivations of their colleagues. Read more

Will your company be downsizing its office space?

Will your company be downsizing its office space?

04 November 2020

This month we decided to see what The Chartered Governance Institute and Core communities thought about downsizing office space and alternative uses for it. Read more

Core Values

Core Values

04 November 2020

Mental and emotional wellbeing needs more attention than ever before. Read more

How prepared is your organisation for a no trade deal scenario?

How prepared is your organisation for a no trade deal scenario?

05 October 2020

Our community looks at how a no trade deal scenario could impact their organisation. Read more

A Strong Bond

A Strong Bond

05 October 2020

There is a unique partnership between charities and the public. Read more

ESG and the Board

ESG and the Board

02 September 2020

On 13 August, we held a discussion panel to develop the thinking for the third in our series of papers on ‘Building Board Resilience’ on which The Chartered Governance Institute is partnering with Diligent Corporation. Read more

Interview: Victoria Penrice

Interview: Victoria Penrice

27 August 2020

Victoria Penrice talks to Governance and Compliance about her recent appointment as CGIUKI President and her entry into the profession. Read more

Room to Grow

Room to Grow

27 August 2020

Branches offer a key service to professional members in their local area. Read more

Piece of the Pie

Piece of the Pie

09 April 2020

Employee share plans can increase organisational performance and employee retention. Read more

Forward Thinking

Forward Thinking

09 April 2020

Good governance practices will benefit a charity by bringing an understanding of the risks and opportunities that they face, both now and in the future. Read more

Joining Forces

Joining Forces

09 April 2020

Partnerships and collaborations are an effective way of increasing resource, amplifying messages and increasing our reach. Read more

A Different Path

A Different Path

08 April 2020

In order for a company to become sustainable, leaders require empathy, compassion, honesty and humility. Read more

A Season Disrupted

A Season Disrupted

08 April 2020

Company AGMs are usually well-organised affairs, however this year unforeseen circumstances have caused an unprecedented impact. Read more

We need to  talk about SOX

We need to talk about SOX

08 April 2020

The Chartered Governance Institute UK & Ireland and Nasdaq Governance Solutions arranged a roundtable to discuss the possible implications of a UK equivalent to SOX reporting for UK companies. Read more

Coronavirus Special

Coronavirus Special

07 April 2020

With COVID-19 dominating the news, this briefing will focus on a number of the issues employers now face having to manage their workforce through these unprecedented times. Read more

Rapid Change

Rapid Change

06 April 2020

As the challenge of COVID-19 grows, companies will need to make adjustments to senior management teams. But how can this be undertaken effectively?. Read more

Uncertain Times

Uncertain Times

06 April 2020

All the news is about Coronavirus and its dangers to people, society and, in third place, the economy. As well as human tragedies, we are facing unprecedented disruption to work and economic activity. We could be facing an unprecedented wave of bankruptcies. But where will the losses fall?. Read more

UP/D/A/T/E

UP/D/A/T/E

07 February 2020

Many institutions have made changes to proxy voting guidelines in alignment with governance codes. Read more

Framing Governance

Framing Governance

05 February 2020

The Charity Governance Code is seeking to strengthen various areas via a consultation. Read more

Refining Charity Governance

Refining Charity Governance

09 December 2019

A consultation process is seeking views on the Charity Governance Code and a suggested ‘light refresh’ of the current version. Read more

Overboard of ESG

Overboard of ESG

09 December 2019

We look at the importance of ESG and overboarding to investors. Read more

Brand New

Brand New

12 November 2019

Are the current reporting rules still fit for purpose?. Read more

Dirty Money

Dirty Money

12 November 2019

EY has been accused of aiding in the laundering of drug money. Read more

Long-term Urgent

Long-term Urgent

01 November 2019

Long-term urgent issues present a significant and costly blind spot for business, stemming from our human limitations. Read more

The digital age

The digital age

01 October 2019

Digitally transforming contract management can help to improve compliance. Read more

Data-driven regulation and compliance is the key to a successful future financial services industry

Data-driven regulation and compliance is the key to a successful future financial services industry

27 August 2019

Data-driven regulation and compliance is the key to a successful future financial services industry. Read more

Interview: Sara Drake

Interview: Sara Drake

22 July 2019

We talk to The Chartered Governance Institute’s new Chief Executive. Read more

It’s Not Just a Crisis, It’s an M&S Crisis

It’s Not Just a Crisis, It’s an M&S Crisis

19 July 2019

The ousting of Jill McDonald can only go so far to repair the high street giant’s issues. Read more

Let's Talk About SOX

Let's Talk About SOX

19 June 2019

Should the Sarbanes-Oxley regime be adopted in the UK?. Read more

Reporting SOS

Reporting SOS

16 May 2019

Tips for end of year reporting. Read more

Interview: Justine Lutterodt

Interview: Justine Lutterodt

16 May 2019

We talk to the Director of the Centre for Synchronous Leadership about incorporating an ethical approach. Read more

Mindful Exclusion

Mindful Exclusion

15 May 2019

Only when we are able to view our automatic responses without judgment can we truly aspire to evolve them further. Read more

Alison Chan: I believe in transparency as a tool of good governance

Alison Chan: I believe in transparency as a tool of good governance

11 April 2019

Winner of the Governance Professional of the Year at the Institute Awards 2018, Alison Chan discusses her route into the profession, her successes thus far and the main challenges she has encountered. Read more

Interview: Sir Stephen O’Brien

Interview: Sir Stephen O’Brien

05 March 2019

The former Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator at the United Nations, Sir Stephen O’Brien, FCIS talks about his career to date. Read more

Bad Apple

Bad Apple

05 March 2019

News of insider trading at Apple raises questions about those responsible for compliance. Read more

Boardroom diversity

Boardroom diversity

06 February 2019

While many companies now enforce diversity quotas, the typical boardroom is still dominated by white, elderly males. This lack of variety among board members is holding companies back. Read more

Unlocking the door

Unlocking the door

19 December 2018

Diversity and inclusion are major factors that boards need to consider in order for employees to reach their full potential. Read more

Fixing business

Fixing business

19 December 2018

The government, and those in opposition, agree that poor corporate governance is compounding the UK’s economic challenges. Read more

Reducing the risk

Reducing the risk

19 December 2018

Boards need to ensure that they have adequate protection against the increasing UK fraud scene. Read more

Working in harmony

Working in harmony

19 December 2018

People no longer want to work for the best company in the world – they want to work for the best company for the world. Read more

Looking ahead

Looking ahead

19 December 2018

The aftermath of recent corporate financial failures has led many to question the audit process. Read more

Faye McGuinness: 'Sharing stories is really powerful and the more people share stories, the more people will talk about mental health problems'

Faye McGuinness: 'Sharing stories is really powerful and the more people share stories, the more people will talk about mental health problems'

19 December 2018

The Head of Workplace Wellbeing Programmes (Strategy and Development) at Mind talks about the role good governance can play in supporting workers’ mental health. Read more

Utilising technology

Utilising technology

02 November 2018

With industry 4.0 firmly in place, it is now up to organisation boards to capitalise on digital developments. Read more

The metric system

The metric system

02 November 2018

Companies and investors have had to contend with a great deal of recent change in the reporting of performance measures. Read more

Parental responsibility

Parental responsibility

01 November 2018

Do recent Court of Appeal decisions create a ‘Catch 22'?. Read more

Dr Nneka Abulokwe: It is about people first and the governance follows

Dr Nneka Abulokwe: It is about people first and the governance follows

01 October 2018

The founder and CEO of MicroMax Consulting, talks about how winning the hearts and minds of employees and fostering a culture of accountability is all core to her vision of governance as a strategic enabler. Read more

The value of kindness in corporate leadership

The value of kindness in corporate leadership

01 October 2018

An oft-overlooked attribute in successful leadership, kindness potentially holds the key to rebuilding trust in business. Read more

Paul Stanton: 'If the NHS perishes from neglect, we will miss it more than we can imagine'

Paul Stanton: 'If the NHS perishes from neglect, we will miss it more than we can imagine'

01 October 2018

We speak to the former director for NHS board development, then called the national clinical governance support team, and a senior strategy adviser in the department of health, about the state of health service governance. Read more

The new governance code requirement for AIM companies

The new governance code requirement for AIM companies

01 October 2018

Under AIM Rule 26, AIM-listed companies must follow and report on a recognised corporate governance code. Read more

What is topping the risk list for companies?

What is topping the risk list for companies?

01 October 2018

Cyber security, data security and compliance rank as the top risks for organisations. Read more

Paul George: Pay is the lightning rod for other governance concerns

Paul George: Pay is the lightning rod for other governance concerns

12 September 2018

The FRC’s executive director of corporate governance and reporting discusses the new UK Corporate Governance Code, principles versus provisions, and warns that governance cannot fix society on its own. Read more

Bringing PSC non-compliance under control

Bringing PSC non-compliance under control

03 September 2018

Following developments in the PSC regime, Companies House is focusing its attention on non-compliance. Read more

The new code enhances the use of discretion on pay

The new code enhances the use of discretion on pay

28 August 2018

The remuneration committee's power to take action on excessive or misaligned pay is strengthened by the new UK Corporate Governance Code. Read more

Grasp the nettle and deal with problematic board members

Grasp the nettle and deal with problematic board members

27 August 2018

Although dealing with difficult and disruptive board members can be painful, ignoring poor behaviour will inevitably lead to trouble. Read more

Sacha Sadan: ESG is now mainstream

Sacha Sadan: ESG is now mainstream

27 July 2018

Sacha Sadan FCIS, director of corporate governance at Legal & General Investment Management, talks about why ESG issues are more than a passing fad. Read more

The Wates principles: Supporting governance in private companies

The Wates principles: Supporting governance in private companies

27 July 2018

As the regulatory gaze turns onto the country’s large private companies, the new Wates governance principles offer a framework for reporting. Read more

Moving disability up the governance agenda

Moving disability up the governance agenda

25 July 2018

With disability affecting 15% of the world’s population, forward-thinking organisations are already building a more inclusive future. Read more

David Lock: The importance of serving with integrity

David Lock: The importance of serving with integrity

25 July 2018

The master of the WCCSA discusses his time helping to rebuild higher education systems after conflict in Iraq and Libya, and the work of the WCCSA in supporting the company secretarial profession. Read more

Reporting: Less perfection, more authenticity

Reporting: Less perfection, more authenticity

25 July 2018

Analysis of FTSE reporting shows honest communication, warts and all, has an integral part to play in raising levels of trust in business. Read more

 Stewardship can save society

Stewardship can save society

25 July 2018

A sustainable, long-term approach to wealth creation has the potential to safeguard the future. Read more

Tom Morrison Essay Prize: A question of ethics

Tom Morrison Essay Prize: A question of ethics

20 July 2018

An extract from the runner-up for the Tom Morrison Essay Prize 2018. Read more

Niamh O’Sullivan: Good governance is a virtuous circle

Niamh O’Sullivan: Good governance is a virtuous circle

29 June 2018

Niamh O'Sullivan, company secretary at Cancer Research UK discusses how good governance is the lynchpin of an effective organisation. Read more

Plug the board in to cyber risk

Plug the board in to cyber risk

29 June 2018

Director engagement is essential to effective cyber security. Read more

GSK's sustainability story

GSK's sustainability story

29 June 2018

Focused content and external insight make GSK a joint winner of The Chartered Governance Institute’s sustainability disclosure of the year. Read more

Achieving the UN's Sustainable Development Goals

Achieving the UN's Sustainable Development Goals

28 June 2018

Business has an important role in achieving the UN’s goals to help end poverty and protect the planet. Read more

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