Topic: Advocacy and policy

Talking to government and setting policies. AICD is an important and influential voice advocating for our members' best interests


New proxy adviser rules in United States

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has adopted new rules governing the conduct of proxy advisers (see here for the SEC’s release). Designed to address concerns about the “outs...

Long-term reform needed to boost post-pandemic growth

The AICD has welcomed regulatory relief on virtual AGMs, but long-term reform will be needed to support economic growth after the pandemic, writes AICD head of Advocacy Louise Petschler.

Gender diversity reaches 31.3% on ASX 200 boards | 19 August 2020

While the proportion of women on ASX 200 boards has risen to 31.3%, only half of those companies have individually reached the 30% target, highlighting that there is still work to be done.

Australia's corporate regulation is overdue for an update

As the pandemic continues to force the digital transformation of business, it is vital that corporate rules and regulations catch up, writes AICD head of Advocacy Louise Petschler.

Regulatory updates during COVID-19

AICD head of Advocacy Louise Petschler outlines three regulatory changes to assist directors during the pandemic, plus updates to board diversity priorities.

AICD's COVID-19 regulatory priorities

As policy attention shifts to recovery and rebuilding, AICD general manager of Advocacy Louise Petschler calls for a regulatory reset to support growth and modernise governance laws.

Gender diversity holds steady at 30.7% on ASX 200 boards

As the COVID crisis provides an opportunity for corporate Australia to rethink the leadership of the future, the AICD continues to advocate for a 40:40:20 gender balance in Australia’s leading busines...

Regulatory changes to protect directors during COVID-19

AICD head of advocacy, Louise Petschler, examines the rapid changes in corporate regulations triggered by COVID-19.

Sentiment plummets amidst COVID-19 crisis: Director Sentiment Index

Sentiment has plummeted to its lowest level since the inception of the survey in 2011, with only two per cent of directors expecting the Australian economy to be strong in the coming year.

Illegal phoenixing laws pass through federal government

AICD head of Advocacy Louise Petschler discusses the Fair Work Ombudsman flagging new criminal penalties for wage underpayment. Plus, illegal phoenixing activity laws pass through federal government.
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