CSIA welcomes Hawkamah as an Affiliate Member

CSIA is delighted to announce that Hawkamah - The Institute for Corporate Governance has joined the association as an Affiliate Member. As a world-class corporate governance institute working in the MENA region, Hawkamah assists companies with the development of corporate governance frameworks and “help foster home-grown communication and policy dialogue, ultimately becoming the natural bridge for institutions promoting corporate governance in the region.” We are looking forward to working with Hawkamah to unite the corporate governance communities of the MENA region and the CSIA member network.


Welcome to Ms Ellie Pang, Chief Executive Officer, The Hong Kong Institute of Chartered Secretaries (HKICS)

CSIA would like to extend hearty congratulations to Ms Ellie Pang who will be taking over as Chief Executive Officer of HKICS when Ms Samantha Suen retires at the end of 2020. Ms Pang brings over 20 years of experience to HKICS and will be leading the implementation of the Institute’s strategy in Hong Kong and the Mainland.


Farewell to CSIA Council Member Mrs Samantha Suen

This month CSIA bids a sad farewell to a long standing member of the CSIA Council, Mrs Samantha Suen, Chief Executive Officer of the Hong Kong Institute of Chartered Secretaries (HKICS - a founder member of CSIA) as she retires from her post after more than seven years of dedicated service as the CEO.
CSIA would like to take this opportunity to express our sincerest gratitude for her dedicated support and willingness to give time and resources to build and shape the organisation.
Samantha has shared her knowledge, professional skills and vast experience with commitment and a passion for the profession and her zeal in creating opportunities to enhance CSIA, analytical abilities in challenging times and guidance will be missed.
As Samantha moves on to this a new chapter in her life, we would like to recognise the many contributions that she has made to our success and take this opportunity to wish her a well-deserved and rewarding retirement.


ESG Trends Beyond Compliance: Developing a More Resilient Business Strategy with TCFD Reporting (Webinar)

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.


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.


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