David Styles

12 July, 2018

Flexibility on offer for chairman terms in new governance code

Company chairmen are to be granted flexibility in the UK’s new corporate governance code to be considered independent beyond nine-year terms, according to a senior figure behind the new document. ...
FRC

4 June, 2018

More powers for FRC receives scant support from company secretaries

Fewer than one-third of company secretaries want the UK's corporate governance watchdog to have more enforcement powers, a survey has found. The poll, carried out by ICSA: The Governance Institute ...
Harvey Weinstein

30 January, 2018

Confidence high in harassment and misconduct policies after Weinstein

Few organisations believe their harassment and sexual misconduct policies need overhauling, despite the spotlight cast on the issue by the Harvey Weinstein scandal and subsequent campaign. A poll c...
boardroom, board, business meeting, stakeholder engagement

26 September, 2017

New guidelines launched for stakeholder engagement

A new set of guidelines designed to help boards assess the interests of stakeholders when making strategic decisions has been launched. Drafted by ICSA: The Governance Institute in partnership with...
boardroom, conference, corporate governance

24 July, 2017

Governance: collective wisdom applied to complex uncertainty

When the Stronger Governance Better Boards theme of ICSA: The Governance Institute’s 2017 annual conference in London was chosen late last year, Article 50 had not yet been triggered, the p...
boardroom executives, boardroom conflict, board members

6 July, 2017

Research reveals route to resolving boardroom tension and conflict

Boardroom tension and conflict is most likely to arise around decision-making, particularly over company purpose and direction, according to new research. However, while tension is viewed as a "pos...
Boardroom

22 May, 2017

Low-level support for CEOs becoming chairmen, poll suggests

Research has found only minority support for chief executives to become their organisation's chairman.
stakeholders, stakeholder engagement

12 April, 2017

Directors could ‘improve’ contact with wider stakeholders

Directors could spend more time in the communities in which their companies work as part of improved stakeholder engagement, according to research. The survey, undertaken by ICSA: The Governance In...
Untangling concepts

22 February, 2017

Untangling corporate governance

In 1992, when the Cadbury Committee introduced the first corporate governance code for listed companies, and the “comply or explain” mechanism by which companies report to their shareholders, it s...