ACGA-PRI Webinar - Corporate Governance in China: What Investors Need to Know


ACGA and the PRI hosted the first webinar out of the three-part series webinars on Corporate Governance in Asia, with each focusing on a specific country or region including China, Southeast Asia and India.

The first webinar, titled "Corporate Governance in China: What Investors Need to Know" was hosted on 11 March 2021. There were over 260 attendees at the webinar and we received many positive comments. We would like to take this opportunity to give our sincere gratitude to our guest speakers: Karine Hirn, Partner, East Capital; Wilson Wei, ESG Analyst, E Fund Management Co., Ltd. and Zeng Ying, Partner, Ziding Proxy, for their wonderful sharing during the panel discussion and Q&A.

Topics discussed included:

  • Investor expectations, current practice, and outlook for corporate governance in China in 2021.
  • Our speakers' views on levels of trust and corporate transparency, highlighting areas of progress and provided recommendations for investors on engagement and voting.
  • Where do we see divergences in terms of foreign investors’ expectations of good governance and the ground reality?
  • Have international investors started to make some progress in tackling some of the language and cultural barriers?
  • How have corporate boards dealt with COVID-19 related governance challenges, in comparison to their western counterparts?


  • Jamie Allen, Secretary General, ACGA
  • Nana Li, Research and Project Director - China, ACGA
  • Karine Hirn, Partner, East Capital
  • Wilson Wei, ESG Analyst, E Fund Management Co., Ltd.
  • Zeng Ying, Partner, Ziding Proxy
  • Moderated by Vaishnavi Ravishankar, Senior Analyst, ESG, PRI

Please click here to download the presentation materials and click here to listen to the recording.