India Advocacy
ACGA has been meeting with regulators, exchanges and other relevant bodies in India since the mid-2000s. In January 2010, we published a "White Paper on Corporate Governance in India" that analysed and made recommendations for reform on five key areas: shareholder meetings and voting; related-party transactions; preferential warrants; corporate disclosure; and auditing. Many of our recommendations were subsequently adopted by regulators. We also organised a major conference in India in 2008 and 2017, and led investor delegations to the country in 2010 and 2014.
India White Papers - India
India White Paper

On 19 January 2010, ACGA launched a new policy document on India, the "ACGA White Paper on Corporate Governance in India".

The "India White Paper" was compiled with the support and input of ACGA members and friends in India and around the globe, and is the first effort of its kind focussing on corporate governance issues in India. The paper makes a series of recommendations for reform in five key areas:

  • Shareholder meetings and voting;
  • Related-party transactions;
  • Preferential warrants;
  • Corporate disclosure; and
  • The auditing profession

ACGA believes these reforms are necessary to strengthen the long-term competitiveness of India's capital markets and the accountability of its listed companies.

Prior to and after the launch, we talked to a number of regulators, fund managers, analysts, government officials and business federations about the White Paper, including: the National Stock Exchange; the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI); Ministry of Finance; Institute of Company Secretaries of India; Ministry of Corporate Affairs; and the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry.  

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