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Dear Friend of SID,

August started on a celebratory note with a number of highlights:

  • The Institute’s 25th Anniversary Commemorative Event was held at SGX Centre and live-streamed on 28 July. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance Mr Lawrence Wong was the Guest-of-Honour at the event, which was attended by some 150 guests comprising representatives of partner organisations, past and present Council members, and staff. 

  • Watch the video highlights of the 25th Anniversary Commemorative EventWith a ceremonial strike of the gong to open the market and mark the 25th anniversary of SID, the new logo of the institute was unveiled. The new look represents the Institute’s refreshed energy and commitment to its mission.

  • At the event, DPM Wong gave a special address where he announced the upcoming launch of SID’s accreditation framework for directors and expressed his hope that “directors and companies will make full use of this framework to strengthen the bench of directors in your boards”.
  • DPM Wong also launched the SID Governance for Good Alliance and encouraged more stakeholders to “join the Alliance and rally behind SID’s mission to uplift corporate governance”. The Alliance now has more than 100 partners comprising government agencies, trade associations and chambers, professional bodies, and more.

  • The SID-SCS Women in Tech Board Readiness Programme kicked off on 28 July with 27 senior female executives with a background in media and tech as participants. The kick-off was attended by Mr Sam Liew, President, SCS and Mr Lew Chuen Hong, Chief Executive, IMDA.

In the weeks to follow, members can look forward to:

  • A special seminar on Climate Reporting on 30 August, for directors of all organisations, held in conjunction with the public consultation on the recommendations by the Sustainability Reporting Advisory Committee.

And of course, please register for the SID Directors Conference on 20 September if you have not already done so. There will be more than 80 speakers across six interactive zones including keynotes by Guest-of-Honour Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat and Pav Gill, the whistleblower who exposed Wirecard, one of Europe's largest financial scandals.
Finally, do save the date for the Corporate Governance Roundup and AGM on 26 October, as well as a special 25th Anniversary Gala on 30 November at Marina Bay Sands.
As we march forward towards the next 25 years, we look forward to your continued engagement and partnership as we collectively strive to uplift the directorship profession.
Yours in directorship and governance,
Su-Yen and Terence



Special Seminar
Climate Reporting – Directors, How Do You Respond?

Wednesday, 30 August 2023 | 10.00am to 12.00pm | SGX Auditorium

On 6 July 2023, ACRA and SGX RegCo issued a public consultation on the recommendations by the Sustainability Reporting Advisory Committee (SRAC) to advance mandatory climate reporting in Singapore. Companies are coming under increasing scrutiny to report climate-based targets and actions. The rapidly growing interest in ESG issues has led to a call for globally comparable and credible sustainability disclosures. Some advocacy groups are also moving from passive criticism to hands-on activism.



The Board in Strategy Formulation 
17 – 18 August 2023 

The board plays a pivotal role in ensuring a company’s long-term success and directors are the driving force behind the strategic direction of a company. Join us for an all-new two-day masterclass on board issues that delves into the role of the board in growth strategy, management integration solutions, strategic decision making, execution and innovation governance.
Talent and Volunteer Management
22 August 2023

Nonprofit organisations rely heavily on robust support and oversight from their boards to design, implement and sustain effective talent attraction and retention strategies. Understanding the latest trends, competencies and tools in human capital management is pivotal for nonprofit boards. Sign up now to gain insights into sustainable strategies for talent sourcing and volunteer management.



Challenges Faced by SMEs in ESG Intergration
29 August 2023

The push to integrate environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors into business operations has gained significant traction with regulatory changes and growing sustainability concerns. While larger corporations may have the resources to navigate the complexities of ESG integration, small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) often face unique hurdles in incorporating sustainable practices into their business models. This webinar seeks to provide valuable insights and guidance to smaller businesses striving to adopt sustainable practices.
The Board’s Role in Leading Successful Transformation
13 October 2023 

Recent shifts in the market environment, and a shifting geopolitical backdrop are prompting fundamental changes to the way businesses are being run. Any top-down transformation strategy requires an experienced board that can provide insights on navigating through uncertainty, in addition to providing the right parameters for growth. In this virtual roundtable, held in association with Criticaleye, we will explore the board’s role in leading successful transformation in an organisation. How can boards add value, create clarity and support senior leadership teams in pursuing the growth agenda?


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Celebrating 25 Years of Championing Good Governance
28 July 2023

SID celebrated its 25th Anniversary Commemorative Event at the SGX Centre. The milestone occasion was attended by more than 100 representatives of government bodies, trade associations and chambers, professional agencies, professional services firms and educational institutions. The event was livestreamed on LinkedIn. The Guest-of-Honour for the event, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance Mr Lawrence Wong announced the SID Accreditation programme to be rolled out in 2024 and the Governance for Good Alliance, bringing together more than 100 founding partners committed to good governance and supporting SID’s work. 


Launch of the Board Readiness Programme
28 July 2023

The SID Board Readiness Programme was launched on Friday, 28 July 2023. The inaugural cohort, curated in partnership with Singapore Computer Society and its Women in Tech Chapter, was supported by Infocomm Media Development Authority. The one-year programme is designed to prepare senior executives and professionals from the digital and technology space for board directorship positions. The programme is based on the SID Director Competency model which reflects eight competencies that directors need to employ in the boardroom: (a) Governance, (b) Director duties and practices, (c) Financial skillsets, (d) Risk management, (e) Strategy development, (f) Digital skillsets, (g) Human capital, (h) Sustainability fundamentals.



What Should Financial Institutions Prioritise in the New World of Banking?

The world of banking has changed over the decades and will continue to do so. How should banks respond to the digitalisation wave, increased regulatory expectation and the push for greater governance and controls?


Board Compensation Trends and Challenges

In a more complex business environment, organisations increasingly have to tackle a myriad of issues. Corporate boards in their roles as stewards and navigators in this complex environment, have to be more involved and active in providing guidance. Should they be compensated more?



Media Savvy Awards by Hong Bao Media
Nominations open now for business leaders with excellent communications and new media skills

Nasdaq Governance Pulse Survey
Seeking insights on current and future governance practices and board priorities

Driving Excellence:
Creating Sustainable Value with Good Governance & Control

The Institute of Internal Auditors Singapore
31 August 2023 | 8.00am–5.20pm | Marina Bay Sands, Sands Expo & Convention Centre
SID members enjoy savings with the Affiliate member rate

Intangibles Disclosure Framework Launch Workshop 
4 September 2023 | 10.00am to 11.30am | Marina Bay Sands Expo & Convention Centre
By invitation only, SID members can register here for complimentary access




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