NOREENA HERTZ is a decision-making guru, bestselling author and strategist who advises some of the world’s top CEOs and Presidents on economic, geopolitical and business decisions. She graduated from university at the age of 19. By the age of 23 she was advising the Russian government on its economic reforms.read more
Live streaming of this event is now offline as the event is finished. However, you can catch up on the proceedings in my Twitter Moment here: Corporate Governance for a Changing World Read the Corporate Governance for a Changing World on CharlieHelps.co Report...read more
Robert Purse is a Guest Author on Charlie Helps and Co Blog, and Business Mentor at Virgin Start Up. Robert is an accomplished businessman with considerable experience under his belt. He's also 66 years of age, and 6"6' tall, so we thought it was a good idea to hear...read more
Stakeholders and society in general have a vested interest in healthy corporate values, attitudes and behaviours that lead to sustainable growth and long term economic success. On 20 July 2016, the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) published the results of a study...read more
Enter Now to be in the Running to Win in 2016 - Entries Close on 29 September 2016 Who can enter? The Awards are open to the whole of the UK. You can choose as many categories as you wish (a separate entry must be put together for each). Self and third party...read more
A £33m International Modern Slavery Fund will be created to tackle forced labour and trafficking in high risk countries, the prime minister said this weekend Source: UK to create £33m international anti-slavery fund - Supply Management Read More on Modern Slavery and...read more
The long-awaited update of the King Report on Corporate Governance for South Africa, King IV™, will be launched at a high-level conference at the Sandton Convention Centre on 1 November 2016. Interest in the conference is high: when online registrations opened on 6...read more
'Megatrend' is a word coined to describe and group a set of changes in our world that are enormous in their impact, unprecedented in their magnitude, and apparently unstoppable in their march. They are global, sustained and macro economic forces of development that...read more
Theresa May’s plan to put workers in boardrooms is extraordinary!
The next prime minister didn’t merely attack grotesque levels of pay in FTSE 100 boardrooms, a refrain heard in vague terms from most of the runners in the Tory leadership race. She also wants employees to be represented on company boards, a specific proposal that reopens a debate that hasn’t been aired seriously in mainstream British politics since the mid-70s.
Following the referendum vote to leave the EU, the UK Financial Conduct Authority released a statement confirming that companies must continue to “abide by their obligations under UK law, including those derived from EU law and continue with implementation plans for legislation that is still to come into effect.”read more
One of the biggest mistakes business owners make is trying to do everything alone. To combat this error, business owners must hire and train the right employees. In addition, they should leverage strategic partners.
So what is a strategic partner? A strategic partner is another business with whom you enter into an agreement that aims to help both of you achieve more success.read more
Honorary member of the Fulcrum Group, and chair of the International Integrated Reporting Council, Professor Mervyn King SC, speaks to Public Finance about what public sector organisations can gain from integrated reporting, the creation of the public sector pioneer network for and how it can help integrate public services.read more
Foundations of Corporate Governance
The UK Governance Code and the King Code are each considered minimum standards for entry to the stock markets of their respective countries, the UK and South Africa. They have similar, yet fascinatingly different origins. The UK Code was established in response to massive corporate failures in the UK, which left shareholders’ funds ravaged, with no recourse or accountability.
Our poll indicated that the British public would vote to leave the EU; official polls predicted that the UK would voted by a tiny margin to remain. How did we do it with a zero budget?
Our poll was different; we asked voters using social media to say how they would vote, in, or out, and we also asked them to choose as many matters which they were interested in, from the economy, to their favourite sport!read more
In the snap poll we conducted on social media in the past week, we found statistical correlations that show some interesting trends.
Choose a subject or sport that voters said they were interested in or concerned about to see how that relates to their voting.read more
We interviewed Sharon Stone from our offices in Rome in her capacity as Global Campaign Chair at the American Foundation for AIDS Research.
Sharon speaks about fundraising for HIV/AIDS research, and her insights into the day-to-day realities for those suffering the devastating symptoms of the virus, including tiny orphans and other deeply vulnerable people.read more
There are many reasons to compliment entrepreneur Jodie Fox. Four months ago, she raised $15.5 million in Series B funding from venture capital investors and Nordstrom, for the company she co-founded. Shoes of Prey lets customers custom-design women’s shoes online,...read more
Psychology Students Invited to Prestigious Leadership Event on Global Populationread more
According to Construction News, “contractors could lose out on public sector tenders if they fail to take measures to ensure their supply chain is free of companies engaged in modern slavery practices.
A leading construction lawyer has warned that growing numbers of clients are likely to include questions on slavery in tender documents as the issue has come into focus following the passing of the Modern Slavery Act.read more
Commissioned for The Corporate Report by Professor Judge Mervyn E King, SC, this article speaks about the threats to business survival in the 21st Century, not only from the megatrends we are all familiar with but also from the unsustainable business models still being perpetuated by big and small corporations globally.read more
As part of my Women in Leadership series, I am absolutely delighted to have the opportunity to feature a champion in every sense, Alison Vidotto, CEO Vidotto Group, Founder, Australian Charity for the Children of Vietnam (ACCV).read more
We highly recommend this video to anybody interested in governance, quality and risk in the NHS. Judge Mervyn King, a long-time friend of the late Nelson Mandela, speaks with deep commitment about the responsibilities of directors in the NHS, and the courage required to take difficult decisions in times of budgetary constraint.read more
Cyber-security is an issue for most individuals and all sizes of organisation, and within organisations it is now generally accepted that it should be a board-level matter, and not one for the IT department to tackle alone.read more
Board succession planning is less about the proverbial “bus test” and more about maintaining a fully capable, competent, and functioning board that is equipped with the necessary skills, experience, independence and diversity of thought to properly discharge the duties of a board. This holds true in whichever sector the board is operating. There is very good guidance available from organisations such as the ICSA and the IoD.read more
Private companies do not have to appoint a secretary unless their articles of association require them to, although larger private companies would often choose to appoint one. A public limited company must have a secretary.
If you have been formally appointed company secretary, duly registered at Companies House, even if not on the board of directors in your role as general counsel, you are an officer of the company under the Companies Act. As an officer of the company the secretary can be criminally liable for defaults committed by the company.read more
At a roundtable hosted by Governance + Compliance magazine in July, seven of the UK’s foremost governance professionals met to discuss the pivotal role of the company secretary. The meeting followed the publication of ICSA’s report The Company Secretary: Building...read more
Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value. –Albert Einsteinread more
Powerful Learning from This Scene in Invictus: What is Your Philosophy on Leadership?read more
Quality and Risk in the NHS
We highly recommend this video to anybody interested in governance, quality and risk in the NHS. Judge Mervyn King, a long-time friend of the late Nelson Mandela, speaks with deep commitment about the responsibilities of directors in the NHS, and the courage required to take difficult decisions in times of budgetary constraint.
Governance—it was a pretty normal day until my Twitter DM inbox came alive with: “Charlie, would you be interested in reviewing my book, A Better World, Inc.” I had been planning to head over to Amazon to order myself a copy, and here was the author, the eminent Alice Korngold, offering me an opportunity to review her latest book.read more
In moments, I could see a picture of my network stretching out in front of me like spaghetti junction on a good day, clear and green (you can change that). There was traffic, and I could see plenty of intersections, a few accidents, some happy coincidences, even one or two serendipitous moments. But above all else, what was clear was: those of us talking about Corporate Governance are a distributed yet cohesive set, with smaller, bridged groups coagulating around similar topics.read more