ESG Investing: The 5 Biggest Questions

By Refinitiv -March 6, 2020 Our LinkedIn audience answered five questions on the current state of ESG investing, including how to manage gaps in the disclosure of ESG data. The LinkedIn chat questioned whether asset managers were actively pricing climate change risks into their investment decisions and portfolios. The discussion concluded that ESG compliance was now aContinue reading “ESG Investing: The 5 Biggest Questions”

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion in the Charity Boardroom

The recently updated Charity Governance Code includes clearer recommended practice in the renamed Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Principle and sets out four stages of practice for charities in their EDI journey. Boards should: Think about why equality, diversity and inclusion are important for the charity and assess the current level of understanding. Set out plans andContinue reading “Equality, Diversity & Inclusion in the Charity Boardroom”

2020 Charity Governance Code recommendations on Equality, Diversity & Inclusion, and Integrity

The recently updated Charity Governance Code, which sets out 7 principles of good governance practice for charities in England and Wales, includes clearer recommended practice in the renamed Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Principle, and updates to the Integrity Principle to emphasise ethics and the right of everyone who has contact with the charity to be safe. TheContinue reading “2020 Charity Governance Code recommendations on Equality, Diversity & Inclusion, and Integrity”

Practical steps to improve board diversity

Many boards in the private, public and voluntary sectors realise that they need to improve the diversity of their board members, whether it be ethnic, gender, restricted ability, age or socio-economic background, but find it hard to know where to start.

Financial crime and modern slavery: the Twitter view

Che Sidanius Global Head of Financial Crime & Industry Affairs / Member of the Coalition to Fight Financial Crime at Refinitiv In the fight against financial crime and modern slavery, we engaged experts and social influencers for a live Twitter chat to mark #AntiSlaveryDay. Read their thoughts and join the conversation. Our live Twitter chatContinue reading “Financial crime and modern slavery: the Twitter view”

How to become a Non-Executive Director – Birmingham 26 June 2018

The How to become a Non-Executive Director course helps you to plan and prepare for your first NED position. It instils a real sense of what is expected of NEDs, and how you can meet the challenge.

This one-day interactive course is aimed at aspiring NEDs and covers essential knowledge about roles, responsibilities, strategy and corporate governance that are key foundations for a Non-Executive board role. It also considers up to date thinking on corporate governance and the responsibilities of owners, the board and employees.

This is followed by practical sessions on identifying NED opportunities, the process of obtaining a first appointment and performing due diligence before any position is accepted. There is emphasis on the importance of presenting your experiences with clarity and relevance.

This course identifies the various ways and circumstances in which non-executive directors can make an effective contribution to a board’s work. It also examines methods for their selection and reviews their motivation, induction and reward.

Is it time for Charity Chief Executives to get on Board?

  The Insolvency Service is understood to have given all eight former Kids Company charity directors and founder and former chief executive Camila Batmanghelidjh a deadline of December 20 to agree to a voluntary ban on holding company directorships or face being disqualified for periods of between two-and-a-half and six years.. Despite not being aContinue reading “Is it time for Charity Chief Executives to get on Board?”

The new Charity Governance Code – does it go far enough?

In a move to bring charity governance in-line with the recommendations of the UK Corporate Governance Code, the best practice guide for the UK’s listed companies, the new Charity Governance Code is advocating external reviews for larger charities every three years, more openness and limits on how long trustees may serve. The new Charity Governance Code,Continue reading “The new Charity Governance Code – does it go far enough?”