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.

Standard Chartered staff shuffle emphasises importance of people

24 Feb 2006

Bank emphasises commitment to people with top role for HR chief.

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Passion for people

7 Feb 2006

Mervyn Davies is a regular in the Times Power 100 list of influential business people. As group chief executive of Standard Chartered bank, he demands passion from his HR team, as Mike Berry discovered

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Deloitte offers free training for directors and top execs

15 Nov 2005

Professional services firm Deloitte has launched a £10m training academy that will offer free advice to HR directors.

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Board members lose sight of strategic focus

14 Nov 2005

Chairmen and other executives are under pressure to devote greater time to investor relations and meeting regulatory requirements.

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CEO suspended over American excess

26 Oct 2005

A US chief executive has been suspended pending investigation of an unpaid American Express bill run up in a strip club.

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Non-executive directors see pay rise by 13%

20 Sep 2005

Non-executive directors have seen their pay increase twice as fast as other executives in the past year, according to research by KPMG.

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UK business urged not be be a drain on nation’s water supplies

9 Aug 2005

UK firms are being urged to conserve water.

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Building worker dies at Heathrow’s Terminal 5

5 Aug 2005

The HSE is investigating an on-site death at Heathrow's Terminal 5.

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Local authorities given responsibility for adequate childcare provision

15 Jul 2005

Local authorities will have to ensure there are enough childcare places for all working parents in their area

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Conference backs call for ‘human capital officer’ in all organisations

6 Jul 2005

Most HR professionals back creation of human capital officer to ensure people data gets measured.

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Poor HR’s key role in oil reserves scandal

21 Jun 2005

By Noel O’Reilly in Barcelona

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IoD warns against adoption of mandatory audit committees

20 Jun 2005

EU proposals to make audit committees a mandatory requirement for all companies could prove counter-productive

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Bill to impose harsh duties on directors for workplace safety

3 Jun 2005

A Labour MP is to launch a private members Bill with the support of trade unions that would impose stringent safety duties on company directors, making them more personally accountable for workplace accidents or deaths

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Wal-Mart director forced to resign over gift card scandal

29 Mar 2005

US supermarket giant Wal-Mart has forced a director and three employees to resign after an investigation into the use of gift cards.

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Civil Service expands commissioner team

29 Mar 2005

The Civil Service has added seven new names to its list of commissioners.

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