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2020 News

2020-12-23_BT_To 2021 and beyond - a regulator's perspective

Posted on 12/23/2020
I ATTENDED and spoke at several conferences and panel discussions in November. While these were different events put together by organisations including Global Compact Network Singapore ...

2020-12-15_BT_Sats tops Singapore companies in Asean corporate governance

Posted on 12/15/2020
GROUND-HANDLER and in-flight caterer Sats has emerged top out of 100 Singapore listed companies in the 2019 Asean Corporate Governance Scorecard (ACGS) - jumping 10 places from its 11th position in 2017 - in results announced on Monday.

2020-12-14_BT_The nominating committee as architect of corporate governance

Posted on 12/14/2020
AS the corporate governance landscape evolves, so too must the role of the board and its committees.

2020-10-22_BT_Clearer definition of independent director needed

Posted on 10/22/2020
TOO flexible corporate governance rules that do not mandate but merely make recommendations on board compositions have given way to "a lot of form rather than substance" when it comes to the definition of independent directors (IDs) ...

2020-10-14_BT_Directors need to ask if they are going overboard with their various board seats

Posted on 10/14/2020
THE issue of multiple directorships has cropped up again, following the arrest of the current and former Singapore-based directors of Eagle Hospitality Trust (EHT).

2020-10-12_BT_Ensuring cognitive diversity in boardrooms

Posted on 10/12/2020
CORPORATE boards need to have an appropriate level of independence and diversity of thought to make decisions in the best interests of their companies.

2020-10-07_BT_Arrests of EHT directors cast spotlight on directorship rules, responsibilities

Posted on 10/7/2020
FOLLOWING Eagle Hospitality Trust's (EHT) announcement on Oct 1 that six of its former and current Singapore-based directors were arrested and released on bail, there has been a flurry of announcements from other listed companies addressing the ...

2020-10-07_BT_Steering startups: From adviser to director

Posted on 10/7/2020
THE startup ecosystem in South-east Asia has been growing and maturing. According to alternative assets data provider Preqin, there was a record high of 576 venture capital deals done in 2019 in Asean, compared with only 232 five years ago.

2020-09-22_BT_Virtual AGMs leave shareholders wanting the real thing

Posted on 9/22/2020
SINCE virtual annual general meetings (AGMs) became the new normal, companies and shareholders alike agree that the lack of "human touch" may not bode well for both parties in the long run.

2020-09-21_BT_Is diversity of directors or their independence the bigger issue

Posted on 9/21/2020
WHEN it rains, it pours. The topic of board diversity made headlines in Singapore this past week, not once, but twice.

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