Category Archives 2012

The first piece of advice for company secretaries embarking on a formal board evaluation process for the first time should probably be don’t panic. The prospect of board evaluation is often quite daunting to the uninitiated, but perhaps for the wrong reasons. Company secretaries are uniquely well placed to engage…

Some boards are still reluctant to commission an externally-facilitated board evaluation. Based on his substantial experience with ICSA Board Evaluation, Simon Osborne FCIS, Chief Executive of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA), points out that the external facilitator is there to help the board with its review exercise…

CSj talks to one of mainland China's most respected corporate governance experts, Professor Li Weian, President of Dongbei University of Finance and Economics, about what kind of corporate governance culture will emerge in mainland China in the years ahead With the rapid pace of development of the Chinese economy, the…

The Institute's corporate governance paper competition is run biennially in tandem with the Institute's corporate governance conferences. This month, CSj publishes the second and final part of the winning paper in this year's competition which, like the conference itself, set itself the tough but crucial task of troubleshooting the 21st-century…

Q: As an international company our executives are based in offices around the world. We are considering moving to an online board portal, but there are differences of opinion. How can I, as the company secretary, demonstrate the advantages for board members in terms of access to information? A: I think…

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