The Company Secretary Market Survey 2022

With inflation at its highest rate in 30 years, we’re witnessing salaries rise rapidly too – but to what extent have things changed in the past 12 months? We’re keen to put the spotlight on the Company Secretarial and Governance market once again. Of course, we will look at salaries, bonuses and packages, but we’re

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Investor Activism Boom in the UK

Although not a new concept, shareholder activism has been prominent in the news – and likely in UK Boardrooms – in recent weeks and months. A combination of factors, including Brexit, the pandemic and robust corporate governance, have seen activist investors migrate from a saturated US market to Europe and the UK particularly, with the

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Vital board support under threat as governance professionals at risk of burnout

According to a poll by The Chartered Governance Institute UK & Ireland and governance recruitment specialist The Core Partnership, 82% of company secretaries have seen their workloads increase since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, with 49% stating that their workloads have increased significantly. Despite this, the permanent headcount in secretariat teams has only increased

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In demand skills for Company Secretaries

Both the permanent and interim job markets for company secretaries have been picking up in recent months and some key skills come up time after time in our clients’ wish-lists. Some seem to be the bread and butter for some cosec and governance professionals, while others require specialist knowledge: Attending and minuting Board and Committee

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Two-thirds of companies in favour of more transparent ESG reporting and disclosures

London, 24 March 2021 – According to our poll, carried out in collaboration with the ICSA: The Chartered Governance Institute, 73% of companies think that there should be more transparent reporting and disclosures about environmental, social and governance (ESG) matters. Just 16% of organisations polled are against this and an additional 11% are unsure.  

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ESG, remote working risk management, climate change and diversity top the 2021 governance agenda, poll finds

London, 12 February 2021 – Governance professionals in 2021 will be focusing their attention primarily on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) matters, remote working risk, climate change and diversity this year, according to our poll carried out in collaboration with the ICSA: The Chartered Governance Institute. Of these, ESG is seen as the top priority,

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Charity Governance Code Update

An updated charity governance code – for charities of all shapes and sizes in England and Wales – was launched last week, following a rigorous consultation between the steering committee and the charity sector earlier in the year. This is a refresh rather than an overhaul of the Code, which however brings about important enhancements

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