Advanced Corporate Governance

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Online 30 hours Flexi-date£3,750.00
In-House Agreed with client FlexiblePOA
London 10 days 8 January 2024£7,250
London 10 days 1 April 2024£7,250
London 10 days 1 July 2024£7,250
London 10 days 30 September 2024£7,250

If you are unable to attend this course on the dates above, please contact us to discuss alternative options.
Please note that prices shown above are exclusive of VAT (20%).

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    Who should attend?

      • Company Executive and Non- Executive Directors
      • Shareholder representatives
      • Pension and Investment Fund Managers
      • Public officials in a regulatory, supervisory or compliance functions
      • Company Secretaries of public companies
      • Executives involved in strategic and operational functions, including finance, corporate strategy, human resources, and government affairs
      • Senior managers involved in setting up corporate governance initiatives
      • Corporate lawyers who wish to improve their understanding of new company law developments concerning corporate responsibility
      • Investor Relations managers responsible for their organisation’s dealings with the Finance community


      • Understand the duties of company directors
      • Evaluate how company boards organise themselves
      • Explain the underlying issues which led to the creation of corporate governance as a discipline
      • Demonstrate knowledge of the checks and balance that apply to the boards of listed companies
      • Understand the framework of governance rules that has been created by the UK Corporate Governance Code
      • Appreciate the trends in corporate governance from around the world
      • Understand the structure and function of a Board, and Board committees, such as those concerning Remuneration and Audit


    What is Corporate Governance?

    • Essential structures of corporate governance
    • Principle functions and responsibilities of the Board
    • Setting the company strategic direction
    • Establishing corporate values
    • Holding the executives to account
    • Maintaining the corporate reputation

    Strategic Risk Management

    • Identifying, Prioritising and Managing risks
    • Probability & Impact analysis
    • Risk tolerance and other management approaches
    • Tools to apply to enterprise risks
    • Board approaches to strategic risk

    Company Directors and Company Boards

    • Duties of a Director
    • Promoting the success of the company
    • Role of the chairman
    • Executive and Non-executive directors
    • Making a difference using non-executive directors

    Board Committees

    • Role of Board committees
    • Workings of the Nomination, Remuneration and Audit Committees
    • Other board committees
    • Holding Board committees to account
    • Your responsibilities as a NED committee member

    Corporate Failure Resulting from Poor Governance

    • The ineffective board
    • Examples of corporate failure: Maxwell, Polly Peck, Enron
    • Analysis of the banking crisis as a failure of governance
    • Sarbanes-Oxley and other regulatory responses to corporate governance failure
    • Lessons learned from corporate failures

    Case Studies in Comparative Corporate Governance: BP and News Corporation

    • Composition of the boards
    • The balance of Executive directors to NEDs
    • Compliance with corporate governance standards
    • Annual corporate governance statements
    • Unpicking the Environmental, Social and Governance reports

    Protecting shareholders and other stakeholders

    • The UK Corporate Governance Code
    • The Comply or Explain rule
    • How to protect the shareholder?
    • Communicating with the shareholder
    • A Legal framework for corporate governance

    International Corporate Governance Approaches

    • US and UK corporate governance compared
    • Corporate governance in developing countries – case study of Nigeria’s codes
    • Unitary and Dual Board systems
    • The supervisory board in Germany

    Environmental, Social and Governance

    • The pressure for corporate behaviour change
    • The Legal Background of ESG
    • Company directors’ obligations and ESG
    • Voluntary measures
    • Is ESG “Just Public Relations”?
    • ESG and corporate governance links

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