ACGA 15th Anniversary Conference
ACGA held its 15th Anniversary Conference, the "Asian Business Dialogue on Corporate Governance 2014", in Hong Kong over November 4-5, 2014. A record number of delegates attended (around 270) from 20 countries in Asia and other parts of the world. Our final programme contained a larger number of workshops this year on themes ranging from board dynamics in China to shareholder rights across Asia and the strategic value of sustainability reporting. Plenary sessions focussed on developments in corporate governance in Asia for the past 15 years, a debate on "Market competitiveness vs corporate governance: Are the two at odds?", and sessions on SOE governance and fraud/corruption. A concise report on the conference will appear on our website soon.
Asia Regional Briefing
ACGA's latest monthly newsletter for members covering corporate governance developments in 11 Asian markets in September 2014 is available on our Premium Content page. Our next newsletter, on October 2014, will be published in the latter half of November.
CG Watch 2014
On September 25, 2014, ACGA released its seventh joint report on corporate governance in Asia with CLSA, an ACGA member and founding sponsor. The 200-page report ranks 11 Asian markets on macro CG quality and 944 companies on their internal governance systems. For more further details on the report, and instructions on how to purchase a copy, see our story under "ACGA News". You may also like to view an extract on the market rankings.