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Our first edition of the GGV for 2021 is now available online and this month's edition is packed with topics on ESG, the evolution of governance and the responses of Boards to the pandemic and the risks of Climate Change. 

For the latest updates on developments in global governance, don’t miss this edition of our "Global Governance Voice"! 
ESG, and Why It Matters

In the context of business, Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) is progressively becoming more prominent. ESG can be seen as an evolved way of thinking, seeing a broader worldview and having a deeper level of consciousness of how to be a responsible business and citizen in society. With ESG, businesses are provided with easy-to-use frameworks which can be used to develop strategies, governance practices and many more. Be sure to read more about what Cathie Lewis has to say.
Towards a New Identity for The Board Secretary

We share the work experience of four board secretaries across diverse areas including cross-border compliance, information disclosure, capital market operations and communication with foreign institutional investors.

Find out more about the views Sui Li, Xie Jilong, Zhu Xu and Dr Jin Xioabin on the changing perceptions of board secretaries in the Mainland as they share their stories in this article.
Boards Under Stress; How did Boards Respond?

How has lockdown circumstances changed the face of business? Hawkamah Institute in collaboration with its strategic partner, Diligent, created and executed a 4-part online survey sent to directors and company secretaries in government, finance and consulting and professional services.

Find out how Boards responded to the stress created by the Covid pandemic.


 
Does Your Board Understand the Strategic Risks of Climate Change?

Does Your Board Understand the Strategic Risks of Climate Change? Jane Crombie and Kerryn Newton take on the topic of global warming in this article. Global warming is a major risk for our earth and its people, and over the years it has placed pressure which continues to intensify, on boards to act on climate-related risks.

They also take a look at how directors need to consider their process in how they identify, disclose and respond to climate risks over an extended period of time.
Revive and Refresh in Governance


Louise Thompson talks about how governance is a process of evolution and it’s subject to change from both external and internal stimuli.

Corporate governance is complex and a spectrum in nature rather than binary, meaning that there are many sources providing reasons for reviewing and revising.


Read this article to find out more about the public consultation and the headlines for proposed changes.
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