With the pandemic taking its grasp over the globe, we at Hawkamah would like to keep you updated on corporate governance related documents being issued by various organizations, platforms, and thought leaders that maybe useful as you try to work with your board go through this ongoing challenge.
Advise for Boards
ICSA, The Governance Institute from the United Kingdom, issued a very useful guidance on virtual meetings that lays out the roles of board chairs, board secretary, board members, and executives in ensuring effective and productive virtual meetings. As a growing number of regional companies are deploying various online meeting softwares, the best-practice guidance from ICSA can assist regional boards systematize virtual meetings.
The International Finance Corporation shared some tips for company leadership on how to respond to the COVID-19 crisis that demonstrate leadership and culture, effective oversight of crisis management, an internally agile response to crisis, trusted and responsive communication with both shareholders and stakeholders, and an overall commitment to the company’s sustainability.
The International Corporate Governance Network, a global association of major institutional investors and asset managers, issued a Statement of Shared Governance Responsibilities calling for specific actions by companies and investors in light of the public health and economic crisis from the COVID pandemic.
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