“the Institute is established and incorporated is the promotion and advancement of the efficient administration of commerce, industry and public affairs by the continued development of the study”
The object for which the Institute is established and incorporated is the promotion and advancement of the efficient administration of commerce, industry and public affairs by the continued development of the study and the practice of secretaryship and administration of companies and other bodies.- Article 4, ICSA Royal Charter
To hold conferences and meetings and to provide for the reading of papers and the delivery of lectures; to prepare and publish, or superintend the publication of, journals, books, pamphlets, and papers, and to utilize any other means of communication; to hold examinations, establish scholarships, organize lectures and grant prizes and by other means to promote and advance the study of matters relevant to the object of the Institute; to promote the study of and research into law and the practice of secretaryship and administration; to promote the efficiency and the usefulness of the service and the standard of professional conduct provided by members of the Institute, and for the purpose to exercise professional supervision and disciplinary powers over them; to establish and maintain libraries and collections of documents, papers and other effects; to purchase, lease, rent, hold and dispose of any land and premises for use as halls, libraries, colleges, lecture rooms and offices, or for any other purpose of the Institute; to make grants to universities or other educational establishments or for the promotion of the study of subjects relevant to the object of the Institute; to establish or administer any charitable or benevolent fund, and contribute to any such fund, including in particular funds from which may be made provision for persons who are or have been members of the Institute or their dependants in necessitous circumstances; to establish divisions, branches and other local organizations of members or students, in Our United Kingdom and any part of the commonwealth or elsewhere and to delegate to such organizations such powers as the Institute may think fit; to do all other things incidental or conducive to the attainment of the object of the Institute.
The holding of conferences and seminars for the discussion of professional subjects.
The exercise through the disciplinary committee of professional supervision over the membership and action as necessary to promote and safeguard the professional standing of the Institute’s members.
Representation of members’ collective interests and recommendations submitted by the Institute to Government departments and other appropriate bodies on matters such as company law and practice, and a wide range of other subjects.
The conduct of examinations for membership and the award of prizes.
The provision of well-stocked libraries.
The publication of a quarterly magazine.