Topic: Corporate Governance

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Adjusting to a new model for corporate governance

BlackRock’s Larry Fink believes boards need more involvement in a company’s long-term strategy, and a responsibility to all stakeholders and social purpose.

Bringing to life the value creation process in corporate reporting

The reporting process should be seen as an investment which can bring huge rewards, says Dr Carol Adams.

Hong Kong Stock Exchange: enhancing Corporate Governance requirements

In November 2017, the Hong Kong Stock Exchange published two consultation papers to seek public views on proposed changes to the Corporate Governance Code and Corporate Governance Report.

Directors' right to seek external professional advice

Generally, boards make decisions on behalf of organisations by resolutions passed at duly convened meetings of the board or by circular unanimous resolutions in writing of all directors.

Governance issues in private companies

Proprietary companies have distinct and important differences to both their public listed and not‑for‑profit counterparts. Their governance attributes need to be respectful of these differences if opt...

Governance issues in not-for-profit (NFP) organisations

NFP organisations have distinct and important differences to their for profit or commercial counterparts. Their governance attributes need to be respectful of these differences if optimal performance ...

Role of the Company Secretary

The importance of the company secretary’s role has increased over the years and now generally includes administering the affairs of the company and managing the business of the board. The corpor...

General Duties of Directors

Directors govern a company on behalf of the shareholders of that company. The Corporations Act 2001 states in s 198A (1) that ‘The business of a company is to be managed by or under the directio...

Taking care of governance

Australia's largest not-for-profit health fund HCF continues to strive for best practice in governance and serving its members, explains its board of directors.

Why good governance is important in the public sector

Governance affects an organisation’s performance, its appetite for risk and ability to innovate say Nigel Phair and Robert Kay ahead of their appearances at the AICD’s Public Sector Forum.
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