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ICSA's Corporate Governance Handbook 3rd ed


ISBN13: 9781860724831
Previous Edition ISBN: 9781860724718
Published: July 2013
Publisher: ICSA Publishing Ltd
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £64.95



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ICSA's Corporate Governance Handbook looks at all aspects of corporate governance in the UK, providing practical advice and guidance on implementation, monitoring and best practice.

The pace of change in corporate governance has accelerated rapidly in the last few years and discussions around the quality of decision-making, the roles and behaviours of directors, and the oversight and management of risk is constantly in the spotlight.

The new edition of the Corporate Governance Handbook has captured these changes and provide practical advice on how to implement good governance strategies for your organisation using best practice and up-to-date guidance.

The 3rd edition of this book has been brought fully up-to-date to take account of, amongst other things:-

  • Auditor rotation
  • The outcome of the Kay review
  • Executive remuneration
  • Shareholder activism
  • Corporate Governance Green Paper
  • Changes to the Takeover Code
  • Board diversity and the latest updates of the UK Corporate Governance Code
  • Health and Safety
  • Discussion of the first UK Corporate Manslaughter prosecution
  • Further coverage on some issues affecting International Corporate Governance

The Handbook commentary is supported by a range of practical templates, checklists, precendents, summaries and case studies, and also the text of key codes of practice and guidelines.

Subjects:
Company Law
Contents:
Dedication
Preface
Abbreviations and acronyms
Acknowledgements

Part 1: The Regulatory Context and Key Resources
1.Introduction and background
2.The regulatory framework

Part 2: The Board’s Role and Director’s Responsibilities
1.The board’s structure and its committees
2.Directors’ duties and liabilities
3.Governance of listed companies

Part 3: The Effective Board and its Officers
1.Maintaining an effective board
2.The chairman of the board
3.Executive directors
4.Non-executive directors
5.Company secretary and in-house counsel

Part 4: Financial Reporting and Risk Management
1.Audits, accounts and financial statements
2.Effective internal control and risk management

Part 5: Shareholder Perspectives
1.Shareholder activism and investor relations
2.Corporate social responsibility

Directory
Appendices
Index.