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2017-12-11 BT. Pay-for-Performance

Posted on 12/11/2017
Conventional executive compensation models are built on certain universally accepted principles. For example, a large portion of pay should be at risk, leveraged incentives drive executives to perform better; and performance-based long-term incentive

2017-11-13 BT. Responding to anonymous whsitleblowers

Posted on 11/13/2017
Many studies have found that whistleblowing is often the most common channel for exposing corporate irregularities, including fraud. For example, the KPMG and SMU Singapore Fraud Survey 2014 showed that 54 per cent of frauds detected were the result

2017-10-09 BT. Responding to IFRS

Posted on 10/9/2017
The imminent switchover to a new accounting framework, coupled with the adoption of new financial reporting standards for revenue recognition and financial instruments, is expected to bring a tidal wave of change for listed companies in Singapore.

2017-09-12 BT. What’s the big deal about sustainability?

Posted on 9/12/2017
Do boards need to care about sustainability? This is a question I often face in my interactions with corporate leaders.

2017-08-14 BT. Non-Profit boards and talent management

Posted on 8/14/2017
People can make all the difference between a good and great organisation, all things considered equal.

2017-08-02 TNP. Corporate governance hits all-time high

Posted on 8/2/2017
Corporate governance standards among Singapore-listed companies have improved, with average scores under the Singapore Governance and Transparency Index (SGTI) hitting an all-time high.

2017-08-01 IBT. Singapore's Singtel, Capitaland top in corporate governance

Posted on 8/1/2017
Singtel and CapitaLand Mall Trust have topped the Singapore Governance and Transparency index (SGTI), signalling increased corporate governance among Singapore-listed companies.

2017-07-10 BT. Casting a light on shadow directors

Posted on 7/10/2017
In general, a person formally becomes a company director by a resolution of the board or shareholders. However, a person may have the same legal duties and liabilities of a director despite not being formally appointed as one.

2017-06-12 BT. Should CFOs have a seat on the board

Posted on 6/12/2017
In the current era of heightened risk and increased regulation, the role of the chief financial officer (CFO) has never been more important.

2017-05-08 BT. Making ownself check onself work

Posted on 5/8/2017
The role of a board is to govern the company. This means that it has to check that management conforms to rules and policies, and performs to expectations.

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