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15.09.2019ICSA Tom Morrison Essay Prize for young specialists

Take part in ICSA’s Tom Morrison Essay Prize competition, initiated and supported by ShareGift, to be in with a chance of winning £1000 (first prize) or £500 (runner-up prize).

Open to students, recent graduates or governance professionals at the start of their career, the Tom Morrison Essay Prize encourages new thinking and recognises original approaches to governance.

Essays of 2,000-2,500 words that demonstrate original thinking about key aspects of governance are sought by the 6 January 2020 deadline, on the following topic:

Could organisations more proactively address environmental, social and governance issues before being required to do so by regulation? How might this be achieved and what do you see as the role of the governance professional?

Essays will be judged on:

  • The originality of the ideas it contains and the impact it might have on governance – at an organisational, national or international level.
  • The extent to which it challenges conventional thinking and approaches or incorporates principles or practices from other fields.

The judges will also take into account:

  • Clarity of expression, including logical flow of content.
  • Correct use of the English language, including spelling and punctuation.
  • Correct use of referencing and or acknowledgement of material drawn from other sources.