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Importance of a Board Committee Chairperson

Importance of a Board Committee Chairperson

Introduction: A board committee is a small working group that the board of directors designates with the intention of assisting the board in carrying out its duties. Committees are typically...

July 2023 Newsletter

Executive Pay | Average CEO Compensation Up By 6.25% For FY23 Latest trends show how boards of prominent companies are investing greater attention in balancing shareholder, financial, competitive,...

How to Take Minutes at Board Meetings

How to Take Minutes at Board Meetings

Introduction: Regulations requiring the maintenance of minutes of board meetings, especially by publicly traded companies are an essential part of record-keeping and corporate governance...

ESG in Board Meetings

ESG in Board Meetings

The impact of ESG (environmental, social and governance) compliances is transforming corporate governance practices and board operations globally at a dynamic pace. An example of this is the...

Enhancing Board Management & Efficiency

Enhancing Board Management & Efficiency

Introduction: The International Bar Association (IBA) based in London reported on the future of governance for organizations by highlighting their move towards sustainability in lieu of recovering...

How to Improve Board Meetings

How to Improve Board Meetings

Introduction: As commonly described by the SEC among other regulatory authorities, a board meeting is a conference of an organization’s board of directors, whether held in person or by any means of...

The role of a Company Secretary

The role of a Company Secretary

Introduction: A company secretary is a senior executive who plays a crucial role in ensuring that a company complies with legal and regulatory requirements, as well as safeguarding the interests of...

The best practices for organizing board meetings

The best practices for organizing board meetings

Board meetings are a critical aspect of modern corporate governance, providing a forum for board members to make informed decisions about the direction and strategy of the organization. In today's...

Building a diverse board

Building a diverse board

Introduction: According to a study conducted by Business Standard, only 17.3% of boards have female representatives. The under-representation of women on board committees has been a long-standing...

How Good Governance works for Modern Boards

How Good Governance works for Modern Boards

Introduction Good governance is the foundation of a successful and sustainable organization. It is a set of practices that ensure that an organization is accountable, transparent, and effective in...

Emerging Roles for Board of Directors

Emerging Roles for Board of Directors

What is the Board of Directors? For publicly listed companies as well as for some non-governmental organizations, non-profit organizations, and private companies, the Board of Directors are the...

How to Prepare Minutes of Board Meetings?

How to Prepare Minutes of Board Meetings?

Introduction: Minutes of board meetings and committee meetings are official records covering the proceedings of critical meetings which take place between an organization’s Board of Directors,...

Elevating Board Meetings with Technology

Elevating Board Meetings with Technology

Introduction: The adoption of digital meeting technology has had a profound impact on the way boards of directors collaborate. This technology has made it possible for board members to connect and...

The Role of Boards in Ethics & Compliance

The Role of Boards in Ethics & Compliance

The judgments, selections, and actions that ‘reflect and enact our values’ are considered as ethics. ‘Complying or adjusting one’s activities to another’s objectives, to a regulation, or to a necessity’ is considered as compliance. The core of a robust corporation is a strong ethical culture and solid compliance systems.

Analysis: Impact of evolution of corporate governance on boards

Analysis: Impact of evolution of corporate governance on boards

As charity is said to start at home, similarly, adapting to evolving standards of corporate governance for enterprises starts with its Board of Directors. Company Secretaries and CXOs can adapt to changing landscapes more efficiently with the right technology.

Dess attends 50th National Convention of Company Secretaries

Dess attends 50th National Convention of Company Secretaries

The Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) held its 50th annual convention of Company Secretaries at Hotel ITC Royal Bengal, Kolkata. The theme for the Convention was ‘CS: A Vishwaguru in Governance & Sustainability to explore the responsibilities of Company Secretaries (CS).

Evolution of ESG in Boardrooms

Evolution of ESG in Boardrooms

The 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference, commonly referred to as COP26, greatly highlighted environmental issues affecting the world. One of the main concerns of the summit was the need of...