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Governance Leadership Centre
Good financial governance is needed now more than ever
1 December 2018 | Phil Ruthven AM FAICD
While business profits are up, the average return to shareholders seems to have stalled, leaving room for improvement in financial governance, argues Phil Ruthven AM.
Should investors be more accountable?
16 November 2018 | Tony Featherstone
Shareholders have an important role in enhancing governance performance.
The growing impact of rising shareholder class actions
27 September 2018 | Tony Featherstone
Boards are caught in the middle of rising shareholder class actions and increasing D&O insurance costs. Here’s what directors need to know.
Climate-related disclosures on governance horizon
24 August 2018
Task Force for Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) provides recommendations that keep investors up to date on risks.
Corporate social responsibility
20 July 2018
Here is a snapshot of latest academic and market research on governance issues, ranging from board purpose, to cyber security, AGMs, board committees and PhD directors.
Board and management
Stakeholder engagement with Dr Ziggy Switkowski AO
14 February 2018
Covering the shifting sands of shareholder expectations, proxy adviser oversight and AGM reform, Dr Ziggy Switkowski AO FAICD discusses his views on the current state of the stakeholder engagement lan...
Australian Governance Summit
Uber 'dual' comes to an end
11 October 2017
As Uber sets about cleaning up its culture and its image, its board voted last week to remove its dual class share structure, reducing the power of former CEO Travis Kalanick.
Board and management
Directors' Counsel: Trouble in paradise
26 September 2017 | Professor Bob Baxt AO FAICD
Are shareholders better of relying on personal rights rather than suing directors for alleged breaches of duty, asks Prof Bob Baxt AO FAICDLife.
Duties and responsibilities
Integrated Reporting: The whole picture
26 September 2017 | Christopher Niesche
Australian companies and boards are playing catch-up as investors demand more information on their strategies to build long-term value.
The regulator: Increasing shareholder engagement
1 August 2017 | John Price
Technology has an important role to play in enhancing shareholder engagement and participation in annual general meetings, writes John Price.