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The Institute of Directors' Policy Unit provides timely updates, insights and commentary on the key issues impacting business leaders.
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ESG Priorities for UK companies
In this episode, we discuss ESG priorities for companies in 2022, following the publication of an IoD Policy Paper on the issue. In addition to the report's author, Dr Roger Barker (IoD Director of Policy and Corporate Governance), we are joined by Gillian Karran-Cumberlege (Co-founder of Fidelio Partners and Board Member of Chapter Zero, the Directors’ Climate Forum), Yanos Michopoulos (IoD corporate governance and leadership course leader and Chair of the Board of Directors of DESFA) and Chris Hodge (senior adviser to the IoD’s Centre for Corporate Governance).
35:01
January 25, 2022
Prospects and Priorities for 2022
In this episode, we discuss the prospects and priorities for 2022 with Dr Roger Barker, Director of Policy, and Kitty Ussher, Chief Economist.
14:59
January 12, 2022
COP26 Debrief - The Business Implications
Hosted by Andrew Griffiths, Chair of the IoD's National Sustainability Taskforce (and Director of Planet Mark), this Directors' Briefing podcast was recorded as part of a webinar on the business implications of COP26. Andrew is joined by: IoD Senior Policy Advisor, Alex Hall-Chen; John Scott, Head of Sustainability Risk at Zurich Insurance Group; and Gillian Karran-Cumberlege, Co-Founder of Fidelio Partners and Board Member of Chapter Zero.
01:04:59
November 30, 2021
Dr Suzy Walton, IoD Board member
In this Director Role Model podcast, we interview Dr Suzy Walton, a member of the IoD Board. As well as her fascinating career, Suzy also sets out her views on childcare policy.
35:14
November 15, 2021
Autumn Budget and Spending Review
Chief Economist Kitty Ussher discusses the Budget and Spending Review with Director of Policy Dr Roger Barker.
10:12
November 03, 2021
Sara Schroter, Co-chair, IoD Bermuda
In this Director Role Model podcast, Hugo Legh interviews Sara Schroter, Co-chair, IoD Bermuda.
16:37
October 29, 2021
Reena Dayal, Acting Chair, IoD Central London
In this episode of the Director Role Model podcast, Media and Comms Lead Hugo Legh interviews Reena Dayal, the IoD's Acting Chair for Central London.
24:54
October 26, 2021
Delroy Beverley, Chair, Yorkshire & North East
In this episode of the Director Role Model podcast, Media and Comms Lead Hugo Legh interviews Delroy Beverley, the IoD's Chair for Yorkshire and the North East.
25:53
October 22, 2021
Northern Ireland protocol
IoD Policy Advisor Emma Rowland discusses the Northern Ireland protocol
08:20
October 19, 2021
Inez Brown, Chair, IoD West Midlands
In the first of the IoD's Director Role Model podcasts, timed to coincide with Black History Month, Media and Comms Lead Hugo Legh interviews Inez Brown, the IoD's Chair for the West Midlands region.
22:45
October 14, 2021
Directors' Economic Confidence Index
In this episode of the Directors' Briefing, Hugo Legh talks to Chief Economist Kitty Ussher about the Directors' Economic Confidence Index
08:11
October 04, 2021
The UK Economic Outlook
Dr Roger Barker, the IoD's Director of Policy, interviews new Chief Economist Kitty Ussher on the outlook for the UK economy.
10:07
September 15, 2021
Restoring trust in audit and corporate governance
Dr Roger Barker (Policy and Corporate Governance Director), Amin Aboushagor (Policy Advisor on corporate governance) and Chris Hodge (Senior Advisor to the IoD’s Centre for Corporate Governance) speak to Hugo Legh (Media and Comms Lead) on the ‘Restoring Trust in Audit and Corporate Governance’ White Paper. You can see our response to the White Paper here: https://www.iod.com/news-campaigns/press-office/details/IoD-responds-to-Government-proposals-for-audit-and-corporate-governance-reform
14:51
July 20, 2021
Tej Parikh, Chief Economist, reflects on his 4 years at the IoD
The Institute of Directors' Governance and Policy Unit provides timely updates, insights, and commentary on the key issues impacting business leaders. In this episode, Joe Fitzsimons, Senior Policy Advisor, speaks to departing Chief Economist, Tej Parikh, reflecting on his 4 year stint in the role in a period spanning Brexit and the COVID-19 pandemic.
29:34
July 02, 2021
Levelling Up and the 'Connected Economies, People, and Places' report
The Institute of Directors' Governance and Policy Unit provides timely updates, insights, and commentary on the key issues impacting business leaders. In this episode, Tej Parikh, Chief Economist, and Joe Fitzsimons, Senior Policy Advisor, discuss 'levelling up' reflecting on the IoD's Connected Economies, People, and Places report.
25:21
June 23, 2021
The reopening of the economy, and its implications for business and policy
The Institute of Directors' Governance and Policy Unit provides timely updates, insights and commentary on the key issues impacting business leaders. In this episode, Tej Parikh, Chief Economist, and Joe Fitzsimons, Senior Policy Advisor, discuss the reopening of the economy, and its implications for business and policy.
16:59
May 20, 2021
Business Barometer Breakfast
The IoD's Business Barometer Breakfasts tackle key questions raised by members on the Policy Voice survey platform. In this episode, Tej Parikh, Chief Economist, and Joe Fitzsimons, Senior Policy Advisor, answer queries from business leaders ranging from the green economy, to Brexit and the return to work.
36:51
March 31, 2021
Restoring Trust in Audit and Corporate Governance
On 18 March, the Government launched a long awaited White Paper: Restoring Trust in Audit and Corporate Governance - Proposals on Reforms. In this IoD Podcast, Roger Barker, Deborah Morton-Dare and Steve Giles explore the key points of this wide-ranging consultation document, and consider if it can be viewed as a ‘game changer’ for company directors and auditors. Dr. Roger Barker is Director of Policy and Corporate Governance at the IoD. Deborah Morton-Dare and Steve Giles are both former Big 4 auditors, and they both teach Finance and Governance on the IoD’s professional development programmes. https://www.iod.com/training/iod-approach/expert-practitioners/deborah-morton-dare https://www.iod.com/training/iod-approach/expert-practitioners/steve-giles
25:55
March 29, 2021
Budget 2021
The Institute of Directors' Governance and Policy Unit provides timely updates, insights and commentary on the key issues impacting business leaders. In this episode, Lisa Townsend, Media and Communications lead, speaks with Tej Parikh, Chief Economist, Joe Fitzsimons, Senior Policy Advisor, and Roger Barker, Director of Policy and Corporate Governance, about this week's Budget, alongside the Khalifa Review and Lord Hill's listing review. 
15:24
March 05, 2021
Budget 2021 expectations
The Institute of Directors' Governance and Policy Unit provides timely updates, insights and commentary on the key issues impacting business leaders. In this episode, Joe Fitzsimons, Senior Policy Advisor, speaks with Tej Parikh, Chief Economist, about what we may be expecting from the Budget on Wednesday.
16:41
February 26, 2021
Roadmap to re-open the economy
The Institute of Directors' Governance and Policy Unit provides timely updates, insights and commentary on the key issues impacting business leaders. In this episode, Joe Fitzsimons, Senior Policy Advisor, speaks with Tej Parikh, Chief Economist, about the much-awaited roadmap to re-open the economy, and what directors are looking for from it.
13:47
February 19, 2021
Long-term factors affecting the UK's economic recovery from the pandemic
The Institute of Directors' Governance and Policy Unit provides timely updates, insights and commentary on the key issues impacting business leaders. In this episode, Joe Fitzsimons, Senior Policy Advisor, speaks with Tej Parikh, Chief Economist, about the long term factors affecting the UK's economic recovery from the pandemic. 
16:13
February 10, 2021
Covid-19 developments, the economy, and the forthcoming Budget
The Institute of Directors' Governance and Policy Unit provides timely updates, insights and commentary on the key issues impacting business leaders. In this first episode, Joe Fitzsimons, Senior Policy Advisor, speaks to Tej Parikh, Chief Economist, about the latest Covid-19 developments, the economy, and the forthcoming Budget in March. 
14:15
January 27, 2021