Corporate governance

Corporate governance is the set of processes, customs, policies, laws and institutions affecting the way in which a corporation is directed, administered or controlled.

Corporate governance also includes the relationships among the stakeholders and the goals for which the corporation is governed.


FTSE 350 firms risk investor disquiet over diversity

Dozens of FTSE 350 organisations, including household names such as Domino’s Pizza, JD Sports and Greene King, have been urged...

Public sector contracts more likely to go to employers that ‘improve society’

11 Mar 2019

Companies that do more to employ people from diverse backgrounds and reduce modern slavery will be first up for public...

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How to take precautions to avoid a toxic work environment

20 Feb 2019

Independent investigations into misconduct at both Amnesty International and Oxfam suggest that toxic workplace cultures can have serious consequences. What...

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Why good corporate citizenship brings mutual benefits

18 Feb 2019

Businesses now recognise that good corporate social responsibility is not just about financial donations. Being a good corporate citizen can...

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Capita to appoint workers to its board

6 Dec 2018

Capita is to offer its staff non-executive director positions, making it the second company in the FTSE 250 to have...

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Employers need support around whistleblowing argues charity

23 Oct 2018

Whistleblowing support charity Protect celebrates its 25th anniversary with a benchmarking tool that aims to help organisations build trust and...

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CEO pay rises by 11% creating ‘substantial’ pay gap

15 Aug 2018

The average FTSE 100 CEO pay package increased by 11% between 2016 and 2017, while full-time workers saw only a...

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Employers must do more to protect against sexual harassment at work, says committee

25 Jul 2018

Attempts to tackle sexual harassment in the workplace have been inadequate and there has been a “failure to tackle unlawful...

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Corporate governance code encourages board-level diversity and transparency

16 Jul 2018

A new corporate governance code, which aims to improve public trust in business, has urged employers to establish a culture...

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Employment regs: what happened to the ones that got away?

20 Jun 2018

Keeping on top of employment law developments can feel like a full-time job for HR professionals, but that’s just the...

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Consultation on corporate governance for private firms launched

13 Jun 2018

The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has published a consultation on corporate governance for large private companies, which aims to address...

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Executive pay ratio regulations come before parliament

11 Jun 2018

New laws requiring certain companies to publish the pay ratio between bosses and workers will be laid out in parliament...

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Carillion culture was “rotten” and directors failed to act, says report

16 May 2018

The board of directors at failed construction firm Carillion were “both responsible and culpable” for its failure, according to a...

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Major investor takes stand on gender diversity on FTSE 350 boards

17 Apr 2018

Legal & General Investment Management – one of the UK’s biggest investors in the stock market – has promised to...

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Insider threats: How an IT security company keeps itself safe

29 Jan 2018

How does an IT security company ensure its own employees don’t pose a risk? With insider threats on the rise...

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