2 October 2019

Time to catch up: corporate governance in private companies

When they report in 2019, UK private companies of a certain size will have to explain their governance arrangements in greater detail than before.

24 July 2019

Are boards spreading themselves too thin?

Boards are expected to manage an ever-evolving list of responsibilities. Having boards more immersed in different areas of concern is very much welcomed but the challenge of staying focused on their core responsibilities must be addressed.

9 July 2019

Should your board include a representative from the workforce?

In 2016, during her campaign for the leadership of the Conservative Party, Theresa May spoke about “making Britain a country that works for everyone, not just the privileged few”. To achieve this, she proposed requiring listed companies to appoint employee representatives on the board.

9 July 2019

Section 172 Revisited: Are boards acting in the best interest of their stakeholders after all?

Along with the implementation of the 2018 UK Corporate Governance Code, new reporting obligations under section 172 of the UK’s Companies Act 2006 have been introduced under the Companies (Miscellaneous Reporting) Regulations 2018.

17 June 2019

Five Red Flags that may signal poor governance practices

Red flags that could be indicators of potential negative consequences for the company's long-term prosperity and shareholder value creation.

20 May 2019

Cyber expertise on the boards of US banks remains low

Banks recognise the importance of tackling cybersecurity risks and spend billions of dollars to this end, however, their boards lack the necessary expertise to oversee cyber risks.

8 May 2019

Too many banks leave themselves open to financial risks from climate change

Banks are shifting away from viewing climate change risks solely as a corporate social responsibility issue, as they understand their financial implications.