Tag Archives: ethics

Cracking the Corporate Culture Conundrum

The UK Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has just released its much-anticipated report – Corporate Culture and the Role of Boards. Described by the FT as ‘good stuff’, it is a valuable summary of a year-long project capturing the views of market practitioners on the ‘increasing importance which corporate culture plays in delivering long-term business and

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Why governance professionals should promote the Galileo Principle

There may seem little in common between Galileo and company secretaries and other governance professionals, but bear with me! Galileo (1564 – 1642) lived towards the end of the Renaissance period, a time of social and cultural change which produced other great cultural polymaths such as Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo. Galileo was known as

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20 (yes 20) ways a company secretary can help deliver a successful ethics policy. Or, ‘It’s not only CEOs who don’t sleep at night!’

The Leadership Development Programme*, under the guidance of Ashridge Business School, recently discussed how company secretaries can support the  delivery of a successful  ethics policy – and, in so doing, establish their credibility as the ‘go to’ expert on governance issues. It is important to have a simple definition of ethical behaviour which resonates with work colleagues,

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