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  • Nov032022

    Time to speak up

    The increasing number and complexity of issues for which boards are accountable is leading to an increased reliance on the insights provided by governance professionals.

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  • Oct202022

    Companies House reforms

    Big changes lie ahead for Companies House which will alter the very nature and function of the registry from being a relatively passive recipient and holder of information, to becoming an active verifier and gatekeeper of corporate data.

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  • Jul132022

    Fair weather friends

    Should the mismatch be reconsidered between the emphasis placed upon stakeholder interests in company law and the near complete absence of such factors under insolvency conditions?

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  • Jun302022

    Restoring trust in audit and corporate governance: what you need to know

    What can boards do to prepare for incoming changes to audit, corporate reporting and governance systems?

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  • Apr282022

    A seat at the table

    How are unexpected trailblazers championing the inclusion of staff representatives on boards?

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  • Feb042022

    Chart your course

    Effective delegation is a key part of governance frameworks and Bernadette Young in G+C magazine explains how organisations can create a diagrammatic representation of their governance processes to aid understanding and implementation.

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  • Dec162021

    Getting ahead

    With heightened shareholder expectations on ESG issues and TCFD climate-related disclosures set to be expanded to many more companies, obtaining a clear understanding of institutional investors’ evolving views and AGM voting policies and planning and implementing the targets, reporting and governance processes needed to comply with the TCFD requirements are just two of the priorities at this busy time of the year.

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  • Nov122021

    Business behaviour

    How can a business ensure that its code of ethics communicates expectations clearly and effectively in order to influence behaviours for the better?

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  • Nov012021

    The need for shareholder engagement on ESG issues

    As the world looks to COP26 to deliver global commitments that will save the world from the escalating risks of climate change, our latest indigoINSIGHT examines how a combination of regulation and reporting requirements, investor pressures and changing stakeholder expectations are shaping not only companies’ environmental policies but also their response to the full range of ESG challenges.

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  • Oct122021

    Break through

    Despite long-established statutory provisions on workplace equality, there are still significant pay gaps at both a board and senior-executive levels across a number of diversity factors. Will the higher ESG standards increasingly reflected in investor and regulator expectations be enough to finally accelerate the pace of change?

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  • Sep162021

    ESG in the time of 21st century’s sustainability crisis

    It can be difficult to understand the full impact of ESG issues when looking at each in isolation. We welcome the thoughts of Boglarka Radi who explores why ESG is so crucial right now, and the importance of connecting the E, the S and the G.

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  • Jul262021

    Whistleblowing as an investment in your business

    Summer 2021 will bring new standards for whistleblowing policies from the International Organization for Standardization. What can be expected to change in light of recent significant incidents, and how can boards and governance professionals develop an organisational culture where colleagues feel empowered to speak up in confidence?

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  • Jul202021

    The Better Business Act and its implications

    The Better Business Act has the potential to change shareholder primacy and strengthen mandatory consideration of all stakeholder groups as a matter of law, but how does it propose doing so and what implications may it have for everyday governance practices?

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  • Jul022021

    On diversion

    There have been many corporate catastrophes that have highlighted how easily a board’s decision-making can become distorted through lack of challenge and/or willingness to listen to alternative voices. What role can governance professionals play to help boards mitigate the risk of ‘group think’?

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  • Jun212021

    Hybrid Working: An Opportunity For Better Governance

    The pandemic accelerated the move to remote working for many of us. In preparation for changes in government advice when office working is again encouraged, what do boards need to consider for colleagues, and how will the governance challenges of a hybrid approach to working be met?

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  • Jun102021

    Aiming for resilient businesses

    Examining the implications for audit committees and boardrooms based on proposed government plans for audit reform and governance.

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  • Jun102021

    Building back better

    An extract from the winning Tom Morrison Essay Prize submission by Tim Page. Post-COVID, what does the concept of “building back better” mean for governance professionals?

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  • Jun042021

    The AGM: A perfect storm waiting to happen?

    We have seen a series of changes to the thinking around best practice in corporate governance and regulation in the UK, amid a period of rapid technological and societal change. As we emerge from the pandemic, one thing is clear: the need for a sharp focus on stakeholder engagement.

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  • Apr302021

    Being transparent

    What are the main proposals in the ‘Restoring trust in audit and corporate governance’ consultation, and what implications might they have?

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  • Apr102021

    Learning to adapt

    In light of the pandemic, how can businesses ensure their company secretarial teams are prepared for the future?

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