Our Modern Corporate Governance and CSR Workshops in July mark Professor Dennis Driscoll’s first series of training programmes for Singapore.
Dennis Driscoll is an international lawyer and the former Dean of the Law School at the National University of Ireland (Galway). He is also a former Visiting Professor at Harvard University and at Peking University Law School, where, in 2004-2005, he had the honour to be the Raoul Wallenberg Visiting Professor of Human Rights, the first Professor of Human Rights in the history of China.
He has been a pioneer in the teaching of Corporate Governance and Corporate Social Responsibility. Up to this date, he has given training programmes on CSR and Corporate Governance to more than 500 companies in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia especially in China. He is also the author of the forthcoming study, International and Comparative Corporate Governance.
This intensive 2-day workshop is being put on exclusively for the benefit of members of Boards of Directors as well as CEOs, Senior Management and Company Secretaries. It is also been proven valuable to in-house lawyers, investors, analysts, regulators, commercial lawyers, senior government officials and financial journalists.
Our Modern Corporate Governance workshop deals with the corporate governance issues that have occupied companies, investors and other stakeholders in the recent past. It also examines the challenges and practical approaches of implementing effective corporate governance in different company structures with an Asian perspective.
This 2-day workshop will cover a considerable range of issues dealing with corporate governance:
- the distinct roles of Boards of Directors;
- Board dynamics
- the role of independent non-executive directors, which is growing in importance worldwide;
- the increasing significance of institutional investors;
- the special significance of governance in family firms in Asia
- governance scandals which have driven demands for change
- a comparative look at governance in Industrialised Countries and in Emerging Markets
Corporate Governance, especially in the context of financial institutions, has been for the past few years the single most debated problem in commercial affairs, as witnessed by the daily discussion of the problem in the financial press.
It is also relevant to note that under the UN Principles for Responsible Investment, investment institutions with more than $30 trillion US dollars have pledged that they will integrate Corporate Governance thinking into their investment analysis and decision-making. The significance of this has yet to be fully appreciated in corporate boardrooms.
Further, turning to Asia, in a recent report on Asia, the OECD has commented on the “lack of awareness amongst board members of the importance and benefits” of Corporate Governance, CSR, and other training. The interest in good governance is found not simply in the United States and Europe but also in a number of Asian countries.
Both our corporate training programmes in July; Developments in CSR and Modern Corporate Governance for Company Directors are designed to ensure that participants receive exclusive and intensive training sessions.
In order to ensure the day’s discussions are being managed efficiently, we are only able to accommodate 30 participants for this first round of training programmes in Singapore.
Sessions will be held at the Grand Hyatt Singapore and commence at 9:00 am - 5:00 pm on both days.
Our on-line registrations will be open from the 8th June at: www.affinitas.com.sg. It is highly advisable to register your interest early as seats are limited.
Registrations before the 15th June 2012 will be entitled for our early bird promotional rates.
At your convenience, we are prepared to write a personal invitation letter addressed to your CEO, Chairman of the Board, Company Secretary, and all the Board of Directors in your company. Should you be interested to receive this letter on behalf of your group, please kindly contact our Programme Director, Ms. Alia Sahari at email@example.com.
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