Chambers' Corporate Governance Handbook

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Many firms have implemented corporate governance, yet have fallen into collapse and scandal involving their operations. What has gone wrong? Chambers' Corporate Governance Handbook is the definitive, practical guide to the ever changing corporate governance landscape highlighting the potential pitfalls, tackling the issues, placing blame where appropriate, and recommending possible solutions to these problems.

Providing invaluable, practical guidance Chambers' Corporate Governance Handbook ensures that you are up to date and compliant with best practice giving you complete confidence that you are continuing to function within the legal, ethical and practical parameters of corporate governance.

New for the Seventh edition:
Completely revised and updated, the new seventh edition includes new chapters on: Positioning internal audit for effective CSR and ESG - scope, competence and reporting; Board evaluation; Recalibrating internal audit; The independence and of different corporate governance parties; Relationships between different corporate governance parties; The risk conversation at board level/
In addition: Includes coverage of the autumn 2016 release of the updated UK Corporate Governance Code; Family Firms and their Governance expanded to cover SMEs; Corporate Social Responsibility, Integrated Reporting and Sustainability (Chapter C5) will be expanded to cover ESG (Environment, social and governance) and a new ESG checklist will be included.

Table of Contents

Part A: Effective Boards and Directors
Chapter A1 The Effective Board
Chapter A2 Considering Joining a Board
Chapter A3 Independence Issues
Chapter A4 Resigning a Directorship
Chapter A5 Board Committees
Chapter A6 Board Policies and Policy Statements
Chapter A7 SME and Family Company Corporate Governance
Chapter A8 Governance of International Organisations
Chapter A9 Directors with Company Loans: Independence and Conflict of Interest Implications
Part B: Contributed Chapters
Chapter B1 Avoiding the Pitfalls in Running a Private Company
Chapter B2 Evaluating Board Effectiveness
Chapter B3 Diversity: Making it to the Top
Chapter B4 The Chairman's Perspective
Chapter B5 The Non-Executive Director's Perspective
Chapter B6 The Effective Board
Chapter B7 Survey of Non-Executive Director's Views
Part C: Understanding Corporate Governance
Chapter C1 Understanding Corporate Governance
Chapter C2 Grand Themes in Corporate Governance
Chapter C3 Applying the Theories that Underpin Corporate Governance
Chapter C4 Do Non-Executive Directors Add Value?
Chapter C5 Corporate Social Responsibility, Integrated Reporting and Sustainability
Chapter C6 Culture, Ethics and the Board
Part D: Corporate Governance in Practice
Chapter D1 The UK's Companies Act 2006 – Corporate Governance Issues
Chapter D2 The UK Approach to Corporate Governance
Chapter D3 Critique of UK Corporate Governance
Chapter D4 The Walker Review of Corporate Governance in UK Banks and other Financial Industry Entities
Chapter D5 Checklist to Benchmark Corporate Governance Practice in the Context of the UK Corporate Governance Code
Chapter D6 British Governance Standard (2013) – Code of Practice for Delivering Effective Governance of Organizations
Chapter D7 Gulf Corporate Governance
Part E: Board Committees
Chapter E1 Overview of Audit Committee Responsibilities
Chapter E2 Effective and Efficient Conduct of Audit Committee Business
Chapter E3 Audit Committees and Sarbanes-Oxley in the UK
Chapter E4 Audit Committee Oversight of Published Information
Chapter E5 Audit Committee Oversight of Risk Management and Internal Control
Chapter E6 Audit Committee Oversight of External Audit
Chapter E7 Audit Committee Oversight of Internal Audit and other Review Agencies
Chapter E8 The Development of Audit Committees over Time
Chapter E9 Board Risk Committees
Chapter E10 Board Remuneration Committees
Chapter E11 Board Nomination Committees
F: The Corporate Governance Journey
Chapter F1 The Corporate Governance Framework
Chapter F2 Evolution of the UK Code and the Impact of Higgs and Smith
Part G: Risk Management, Internal Control and Internal Audit
Chapter G1 The Risk Conversation at Board Level
Chapter G2 Risk Management and Internal Control
Chapter G3 Three Lines of Defence
Chapter G4 Recalibrating Internal Audit
Chapter G5 Positioning Internal Audit for Effective CSR and ESG
Part H: External Oversight
Chapter H1 External Control
Chapter H2 Is Audit failing the Global Capital Markets?
Appendix 1 The UK Corporate Governance Code
Appendix 2 The UK Stewardship Code
Appendix 3 The Chartered Director (CDir) Qualification
Appendix 4 Board Committees – Terms of Reference
Appendix 5 Suggestions for Good Practice from the Higgs Report
Appendix 6 Cadbury, Greenbury and 1998 Combined Codes
The 1992 'Cadbury Code'
The 1995 'Greenbury Code'
The 1998 Combined Code
Appendix 7 Internal Auditing's Mission, Principles, Definition, and Code of Ethics
Appendix 8 International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing
Appendix 9 Independent External Board Evaluations Code of Practice

Product details

Published 24 Feb 2017
Format Paperback
Edition 7th
Extent 1176
ISBN 9781784514440
Imprint Bloomsbury Professional
Dimensions 234 x 156 mm
Series Directors' Handbook Series
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Andrew D Chambers

Eur Ing Andrew D Chambers, BA, PhD, CEng, FCCA, FC…


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