Thought Leadership – Australia

In recent years there has been increase in Australia and overseas in the number of shareholders seeking to put resolutions to Annual General Meetings on a range of issues — many of which relate to environmental, social and governance (ESG) matters. Governance Institute partnered with global knowledge provider LexiNexis to host a roundtable of key industry stakeholders to determine if in fact there is a case for change. This was in response to the Australian Council of Superannuation Investors paper Shareholder resolutions in Australia, Is there a better way? The roundtable discussion confirmed that there is currently no consensus as to whether reform of the current framework for shareholder resolutions...
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In recent years there has been increase in Australia and overseas in the number of shareholders seeking to put resolutions to Annual General Meetings on a range of issues — many of which relate to environmental, social and governance (ESG) matters. Governance Institute partnered with global knowledge provider LexiNexis to host a roundtable of key industry stakeholders to determine if in fact there is a case for change. This was in response to the Australian Council of Superannuation Investors paper Shareholder resolutions in Australia, Is there a better way? The roundtable discussion confirmed that there is currently no consensus as to whether reform of the current framework for shareholder resolutions...
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As part of a global ICSA thought leadership project, Governance Institute surveyed its members on minute taking. The Australian survey consisted of text outlining Governance Institute’s existing position on various minutes-related issues derived from our suite of Good Governance Guides and best practice documents, followed by questions asking respondents to confirm or otherwise comment on those positions. Governance Institute’s members received the survey in early 2017 and provided an extremely rich set or responses. All responses to the survey were anonymous and the results were aggregated and are not attributable to any one participant. The Australian survey indicated that the principal function of meeting minutes is to serve as a...
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In December 2017 Governance Institute of Australia, The Ethics Centre, the Institute of Internal Auditors, Australia and Chartered Accountants Australia New Zealand released this joint publication. The publication brings together years of research by some of Australia’s most knowledgeable people and organisations working in the field of ethics and risk culture. It is designed as a practical guidebook for leaders in any industry. The Guide outlines how each group in an organisation can contribute to a good culture, the first step of which is to create an ethical framework that provides guidance on decisions and an appropriate ‘tone from the top’. The publication also focuses on the importance of establishing...
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