13 March, 2017

Governing culture: practical considerations for the board and its committees

Corporate culture has been a hot topic for some time now, and boards are now asking themselves more than ever how they can ensure proper oversight. The board of directors is ultimately responsible for...

25 January, 2017

Corporate Culture and the Role of Boards

This report seeks to address how boards and executive management can steer corporate behaviour to create a culture that will deliver sustainable good performance. This report looks at the increasing ...
Nestor Advisors, Wells Fargo

23 January, 2017

Wells Fargo: what did the board have to do with it?

Yet another misconduct scandal has hit a major financial institution. This time the bank in question, Wells Fargo, was considered best in class having sailed through the financial crisis relatively un...

3 November, 2016

ICGN Guidance on Integrated Business Reporting – 2015, 2nd ed.

The aim of the ICGN Integrated Business Reporting Guidance is to emphasise the importance of companies providing a holistic account of how they create and sustain value by bringing together informatio...

3 November, 2016

ICGN Guidance on Political Lobbying and Donations – 2012

The ICGN Statement and Guidance on Political Lobbying and Donations addresses investor concerns about corporate involvement in the political process, as a matter of both business ethics and corporate ...

3 November, 2016

ICGN Guidance on Diversity on Boards – 2016

The ICGN Guidance on Diversity on Boards (2016) builds upon the ICGN Guidance on Gender Diversity on Boards published in 2013. The original guidance identified the responsibilities of shareholders and...

3 November, 2016

ICGN Model Contract Terms Between Asset Owners and Managers – 2012

Asset owners are increasingly considering how they can more fully align the interests of their fund managers with their own obligations to beneficiaries and participants. The ICGN offers this document...

3 November, 2016

ICGN Guidance on Securities Lending – 2016

This ICGN ‘Guidance on Securities Lending’ builds upon an earlier edition first published in 2005 then revised in 2007. Since that time, significant events across global markets have occurred rela...

3 November, 2016

ICGN Guidance on Gender Diversity on Boards – 2013

This paper focuses on the roles of both shareholders and companies in promoting and supporting gender diversity on Boards. It should be viewed in the context of the ICGN Global Corporate Governance Pr...

3 November, 2016

ICGN Guidance on Executive Director Remuneration – 2016

Executive director remuneration is an important field of corporate governance, and is of relevance to companies and investors. Remuneration structures should provide meaningful and rigorous incentives...