Board Effectiveness, 2 December, 2015
It’s all about attitude
Listed companies in the UK are required under the country’s governance code to undergo a board evaluation. But they need to be set up and implemented in the right way to have the desired effects.
Investor dialogue, 16 November, 2015
Perceptions matter when it comes to investor relations
New non-executives face a stiff challenge in fulfilling their governance responsibility to communicate with investors.
Skills, 3 November, 2015
New non-executives must have their areas of expertise but must also understand the “none-too-subtle” tension between challenging management and knowing what’s going on inside their companies.
CSR, 25 October, 2015
Societal costs of CEO hubris
The higher a CEO’s self-opinion, the less he or she can see the long-term value of corporate social responsibility.
Independence, 21 October, 2015
Recent court cases hint that some non-executives may be pursuing self-interest rather than company interests. Research looks at whether the self-interest of board members is well regulated by governance controls.
Narrative reporting, 21 October, 2015
Narrative reporting has evolved significantly over the past five years. Reports provide a much broader range of non-financial information, but has the quality of information kept pace with this change?
Remuneration, 18 October, 2015
Non-executive remuneration committees find themselves under increasing pressure as greater scrutiny is put on executive pay by investors and the public.
CEO coaching, 23 September, 2015
Should it be lonely to be a CEO?
It can be a solitary role being chief executive, but there is support available from the chairman, mentors and coaches.
Auditor selection, 5 May, 2015
How to appoint the right auditor for your business
Choosing the right auditor is a process that must be well managed and implemented, says Henry Irving of the ICAEW.