Who are your global peers? This seemingly simple question is not as easy to answer as you might imagine. Corporate secretaries around the world don’t always carry the same job title or carry out the same duties. This month, CSj looks at the many faces of the global corporate secretarial…

In this first article in our 'Peer to Peer’ series, CSj talks to Alexander Kamensky, corporate secretary of one of the largest power companies in Russia, about the way corporate secretaries in Russia, in the absence of a dedicated professional body, are building their professional community. Thanks very much for…

Hong Kong has the potential to be a world leader in corporate governance, believes Gordon Jones FCIS FCS, Hong Kong's former Registrar of Companies, but it will not realise this potential if it continues to allow vested interests to obstruct the corporate governance reform process. At 6pm on 2 May…

Arguments against companies addressing their environmental and social responsibilities have been soundly trounced, argues Josh Dowse, Principal, Dowse CSP, not so much by moral imperatives, but by the business case for engagement with environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues. Sustainability is a dreadful word. It originated as business's answer to…

Wilfred Wu, Principal, Specialist Advisory Services, BDO, suggests some simple and practical ways to mitigate or resolve shareholder disputes Disputes are an unavoidable fact of human life. People will often disagree with one another because of different opinions or perceptions. While some ideologues may argue that disputes help to generate…

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