Governance around
the world

"We cannot be mere consumers of good governance, we must be participants; co-creators."
Rohini Nilekani, Indian writer, author and philanthropist

This series of events aims to equip investors and multi-national organizations with an understanding of

national approaches to governance and prevailing imperatives.

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Governance in the United Kingdom

Join this webinar to hear more about the status of corporate governance in the United Kingdom from both an investor’s perspective as well as that of the regulator.

Ask questions regarding the status of good governance from a Director’s perspective and understand the future of corporate governance in this country.

 

Panellists:

  • Roger Barker: Director of Policy and Governance at the Institute of Directors
  • Chris Hodge: Special advisor to Institute of Directors’ Centre for Corporate Governance

DETAILS

Date

6 December 2022

Time

13:00 – 14:00 UTC /GMT

14:00 – 15:00 CET

15:00 – 16:00 South Africa

16:00 – 17:00 Malaysia

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Governance in Southern Africa

South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Lesotho

With speakers:

  • Ansie Ramalho, Chair of South Africa’s King Committee
  • Chaka Nkofo, past CEO of the Institute of Directors Lesotho
  • Tiaan Bazuin, CEO of the Namibian Stock Exchange
  • Kangai Maukazuva, President of the Institute of Directors Zimbabwe
  • Tsametse Mmolai, Head of Listings and Trading of the Botswana Stock Exchange

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Date

8 March 2022

Governance in China

Lyndsey Zhang launches her book, Governance in China, with Prof Mervyn King

In Chinese, the definition of governance is composed of the characters 治 zhì 理 lì – comprising 治 zhì meaning “rule (verb)” and 理 lì, meaning “logic (noun)” and together,  治 zhì 理 lì, meaning “control (verb)”. In short, rule and control through the application of reason. These origins of the definition provide an insight to those who need to fully comprehend how to approach governance in China.

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Date

29 March 2022

André Jacquemet facilitates a discussion on the governance approach in France

Trends in French governance have shown a focus on the following essential aspects: The emphasis on purpose « raison d’être »; The preservation of shareholder dialogue and the protection of shareholders’ rights; The accountability of management bodies, particularly with regard to the determination of their remuneration; and the consideration of environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues. André, recognized by the OECD as an expert in the fight against corruption was also involved in the drafting of ISO 37000 – Governance of organizations – Guidance standard.

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Date

5 April 2022

The Japanese corporate governance model is quite a unique approach. Governance largely takes shape in two main legal arrangements: one between shareholders, customers, suppliers, creditors, and employee unions; the other between administrators, managers, and shareholders. In 2021 the Tokyo Stock Exchange issued Japan’s Corporate Governance Code, noting that in their eyes, corporate governance is “a structure for
transparent, fair, timely and decisive decision-making by companies, with due attention
to the needs and perspectives of shareholders and also customers, employees and local
communities.” This webinar will consider the application of the Corporate Governance Code and the results thereof.

DETAILS

Date

10 May 2022

Governance in Canada

Over the past couple of years, several influential reports have altered the course of corporate governance in Canada. These reports brought an increasing focus on enhancing governance practices in Canada and included High Performance in the Boardroom, authored by Tony Gaffney and Katie Taylor in November 2020, and the Peter Dey and Sara Kaplan’s 360° Governance: Where are the Directors in a World in Crisis in February 2021. The guidance brings a focus to three critical aspects: (i) the corporation’s purpose; (ii) engagement with stakeholders and considerations of their needs, interests and expectations; and (iii) practical considerations of board composition, corporate remuneration and long-term sustainability. 

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Date

7 June 2022

Governance in the Caribbean

In late 2021, Ronaele Dathorne-Bayrd, PwC’s East Caribbean ESG Leader, set out to understand whether Caribbean organizations were living up to stakeholder expectations. The results were published in the report Picking up the pace in March 2022. Key findings include (i) Boards were connecting ESG to strategy but not fully understanding the risks; (ii) Board diversity was welcomed but not sufficiently embraced; (iii) Board assessments and (iv) Remuneration approaches need improvement. This webinar will consider the current corporate governance regulations and guidance and the improvements that stakeholders are expecting as highlighted in this report.

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Date

5 July 2022

Governance in Argentina

Argentina’s capital markets regulator, the National Securities Commission (CNV), has launched several recent initiatives for the enhancement of corporate governance and sought to have a greater impact on the quality of corporate governance. Although the Argentinian Corporate Governance Code is only mandatory for listed companies, the Code provides a basis for the governance of all Argentinian organizations and a platform for companies aspiring to access the capital markets. Corporate governance priorities in the country include anti-corruption measures, the appointment of female directors, and the contributions to sustainable development.

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Date

9 August 2022

Global Good Governance Summit

The first Global Good Governance Summit “Good Governance for 21st Century Organizations” was held on 23 September 2021. The event was facilitated by Julie Garland McLellan in two parts: (1) Fireside chat with key influencers of governance in the 20th Century –  Prof Mervyn King, Prof Bob Garratt and Peter Dey, and (2) the launch of the first ever internationally agreed standard for the governance of organizations, ISO 37000.

This, the second in what is intended to be an annual event, sees Julie again host a panel of global experts discussing the status of governance in their particular regions and areas of expertise, and then where they feel the focus areas should be for good governance in the year ahead.

DETAILS

Date

22 September 2022

Governance in Malaysia

“From the Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) perspective, institutional investors play a critical role in driving good corporate governance in the country. From our observation, there are some opportunities for improvement in various aspects of stewardship.”

 

Panellists:

  • Paul Chan: President, Malaysian Alliance of Corporate Directors
  • Dr KM Loi: President of ABMS-MY and anti-corruption advocate
  • Reinushini Chandrasegaram: Experienced Compliance Professional Anti-Corruption, Risk, Governance, Internal Audit and Controls Expert Seasoned Internal Auditor

DETAILS

Date

17 November 2022

Wits Business School, 2 St Davids Pl,St Andrew Rd, Parktown, 

Johannesburg, 2193, South Africa

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