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  • The TCFD’s report card on climate change disclosure

    06/11/2018

    Many companies report on environmental issues, but most have yet to specifically provide the market with consistent information on the financial implications of climate change for their businesses. 

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  • Five Ways to Raise Your Board’s Digital IQ

    by Sponsored by Nasdaq Governance Solutions
    06/11/2018

    Technology is at the forefront of every industry and while board refreshment may not happen soon enough for some companies, they can still raise the digital expertise of the board by leveraging existing members. According to this whitepaper, there are five ways in which you can raise your board’s digital IQ.

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  • APRA’s takeaways from BEAR’s initial implementation

    06/11/2018

    Clear accountability is the necessary foundation for any institution in establishing and promoting good governance and a strong risk culture. That’s the message from the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) in an information paper released in October to help authorised deposit-taking institutions (ADIs) meet their obligations under the Banking Executive Accountability Regime (BEAR).

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  • Regulation and changed expectations could hamper governance

    06/11/2018

    Company secretaries and other governance professionals are concerned about extensive regulation and worry that changing public expectations could affect the future development of governance, according to a new survey conducted by ICSA: The Governance Institute in the UK.

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  • Government consults on stiffer penalties for corporate misconduct

    16/10/2018

    Draft legislation to strengthen penalties for corporate and financial sector misconduct has been released by the government for public consultation. Assistant Treasurer Stuart Robert says the aim is to ensure the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) has the powers it needs to take strong action to protect consumers from corporate wrongdoing.

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  • Guidance on director induction processes updated to include the chair

    16/10/2018

    While the induction process for a newly appointed chair does not differ significantly from the process for inducting newly appointed directors, there are additional matters to be considered when a new chair is appointed which take into account the different role which the chair has to play in a company.

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