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Effective board leadership

Board leadership requires decisiveness and emotional intelligence, particularly when the company in question is in the eye of a storm. There has never been a greater focus on boards and the critical role the board plays in the stewardship of an organisation and ensuring a sustainable future for its shareholders and stakeholders. The launch in… Read More Effective board leadership

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Companies need to recognize the benefits of whistleblowing

Whistleblowing is central to the plurality of checks and balances which allow businesses to thrive. In its report, How whistleblowing helps companies, ICAEW’s Corporate Governance Faculty elaborates on the importance of effective whistleblowing and provides essential guidance for boards on how to create environments that encourage it. Whistleblowing can be of enormous value to companies,… Read More Companies need to recognize the benefits of whistleblowing

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Restoring trust and relevance in corporate reporting

By Amy Hutchinson A look at how ICAS is shaping the debate on corporate reporting. ICAS has highlighted the importance of considering the corporate governance and corporate reporting environment in the ongoing UK audit quality debate. We cannot look at audit in isolation – it is one part of a wider system of assurance which is… Read More Restoring trust and relevance in corporate reporting

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Stepping up

Two first-time winners of this year’s Best Corporate Governance Awards tell Nicky Burridge about the steps they took to tighten their practices and standards, and why the journey to do better continues. For corporate governance to be truly effective it must be more than just a box-ticking exercise, according to winners of the Hong Kong… Read More Stepping up

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What will the board of the future look like?

While artificial intelligence will certainly play a part, the fundamentals of board management will be familiar. It is a brisk October morning in 2025 as Julianna, board chair of Oaktree Limited, calls the board meeting to order. Julianna reminds everyone that at 11am precisely, the meeting will commence and Theodore, the artificial intelligence-powered corporate governance… Read More What will the board of the future look like?

Business Management, Risk Management

Putting climate-change risk on the balance sheet

Chartered accountants are on notice to identify and measure business risks related to climate change. By Karen McWilliams FCA As the drive for more useful climate-related information advances, it is becoming increasingly important for chartered accountants, in business and practice, to understand what disclosures are required. In September 2018, the Task Force on Climate-related Financial… Read More Putting climate-change risk on the balance sheet