By Nicky Burridge This year’s Best Corporate Governance Awards results showed that more companies are seeing the benefits of going beyond what is required. Nicky Burridge spoke to the winners about their efforts in building a strong corporate governance regime, and why it’s still not enough. Good corporate governance can be a key driver of long-term… Read More Everyone’s a winner
by Michelle Perry Hong Kong’s banks are preparing to beef up the independence of their non-executive directors this month following the Hong Kong Monetary Authority’s recent guidelines. Michelle Perry finds out the challenges of finding INEDs who can meet higher expectations. Since the global financial crisis a decade ago authorities and regulators around the world… Read More Banking on independence
By Nicky Burridge The Asian Corporate Governance Association is committed to tracking corporate governance quality across Asia Pacific and getting people talking about developing better practices in the region. Jamie Allen tells Nicky Burridge about how Hong Kong’s corporate governance landscape can improve. Jamie Allen, Secretary General of the Asian Corporate Governance Association (ACGA), began… Read More Governing governance
By Ros O’Shea For employees to truly buy into an organisation’s value system, leaders must make the most of the ‘moments that matter’. The South Sea islanders have a word, “mokita”, which translates as “a truth everyone knows but nobody speaks”. And so it is with organisational culture. Creating an environment in which employees implicitly… Read More Creating a culture of integrity
The Best Corporate Governance Awards 2017 focused on the leading listed companies in Hong Kong which have not only met but excelled beyond the recently upgraded Environmental, Social and Governance Reporting Guide and the revised Corporate Governance Code, setting benchmarks that are conducive to investor interests.
By Nicky Burridge Earlier this year, the Securities and Futures Commission issued a guidance note after being increasingly concerned that some listed companies are acquiring assets at unreasonably high prices or selling assets that are undervalued. CPAs explain to Nicky Burridge the challenges in business valuation. A Hong Kong-listed company managed to lose HK$125 million… Read More Finding true value