We listen, distil and share good practice, providing insight and input into government, regulator and corporate consultations.


Wates Corporate Governance Principles for Large Private Companies

The IBE’s Director was invited to be part of the Coalition Group that was tasked with developing new corporate governance principles for large privately-owned companies, chaired by Sir James Wates CBE.

The Coalition Group was established by the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) in response to the Consultation on Corporate Governance Reform; its aim was to encourage high standards of corporate governance and reflects the impact that large privately-owned companies have on society and the economy.


The IBE is proud to have been involved in the development of these ground-breaking principles for large private companies.
Principle One is the backbone of any successful organisation - aligning values and strategy and culture.
IBE's survey work bears this out - Philippa Foster Back CBE



Responses to consultations

The IBE also shares its expertise with policy-makers through responses to consultations. You can view our recent  responses here:

Consultation response

IBE response to the BEIS Restoring Trust in Audit and Corporate Governance consultation

08 Jul 2021

Consultation response

IBE response to the CSPL Standards Matter 2 consultation

18 Feb 2021

Consultation response

IBE response to FRC Stewardship Code consultation

01 Apr 2019

Consultation response

IBE comments on the NCVO draft code of ethics for the charity sector

28 Sep 2018

Consultation response

IBE response to NZMBIE consultation

03 May 2018

Consultation response

IBE response to consultation on proposed revisions to the UK Corporate Governance and Stewardship Codes

05 Mar 2018