ICSAN publishes Guidance Note on Virtual Meetings

Virtual meetings have been beneficial and provided a major business continuity plan for the corporate world amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. It is envisaged that after the lockdown, the need to continue to obey the directives of health authorities by practising social distancing, regular hand washing, use of face masks and sanitizers, in order to prevent infection, would make both conveners and participants at meetings to still have a preference for virtual meetings over the physical meetings. Consequently, virtual meeting is set to become an entrenched practice.

The Society for Corporate Governance publishes guidance document: Beyond COVID-19: Taking the Long View

While the ongoing coronavirus pandemic continues to necessitate that companies undertake short-term actions in support of their financial stability and resiliency, with the passage of time, both boards and investors are increasingly focused on potential longer term impacts of the crisis and the long-term implications of current day decision-making. Based on extensive research, this publication suggests tangible ways in which the board can foster a long-term orientation, with a focus is on properly balancing short-term and long-term issues and an emphasis on framing short-term issues in the context of the company's long-term performance.

CSIA launches new report: The Corporate Secretary – Roles, Regulations and Governance: A Global Comparative Survey

While the awareness of governance is generally increasing around the world, countries may still differ significantly with regard to corporate governance. Similarly, the role of the corporate secretary and governance professional may also vary from country to country with regard to recognition, functions and even naming conventions.

Survey: Climate Change and The Role of the Corporate Secretary

As the long term effects of climate change are already manifesting in all areas of society and boards grapple with how to incorporate climate risks and opportunities into the company strategy and embed it into corporate culture, it has become critical for companies to have a clear understanding of not only the associated financial risks

Webinar: Digitalising Corporate Governance in a COVID-19 Age

COVID-19 has fundamentally changed the way many businesses operate, with remote working and online meetings fast becoming the new norm. However, for the vast majority of company boards, the digitalisation of corporate governance has been a painfully slow process

CGISA Hosts CSIA Toolkit Training

Corporate Secretaries International Association Limited (CSIA) in partnership with the International Finance Corporation (a member of the World Bank Group), has developed a  Company Secretaries Toolkit which provides an international framework of essential principles which are universally applied to listed and unlisted companies and to the private, public and not-for-profit sectors.

CSIA welcomes MS Nandita Choudhury, CEO of MAICSA

CSIA is delighted to extend our congratulations to Ms Nandita Choudhury on her appointment as Chief Executive Officer of the Malaysian Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (MAICSA), effective from 1 May 2020.

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