KPMG Board & Governance Institute 

The KPMG Board & Governance Institute (BGI) provides Board members with a resource to keep abreast of current and emerging issues. The BGI offers thought leadership on trends and current topics which would interest Board members. The BGI also provides a range of resources including publications, topical forums, seminars and roundtables to host the exchange of views and insights on board and governance leading practices and processes, and other topics of interest to board members.

Corporate Governance: A Delicate Balancing Act

Corporate Governance: A Delicate Balancing Act
KPMG hosted a forum to launch a study of corporate governance requirements across 25 markets in November 2014. A high-powered panel was formed to discuss the findings and implications of the report. A recap of the panel discussion can be found here.

Balancing Rules and Flexibility

Balancing Rules and Flexibility
The report is intended to stimulate discussion on how CG requirements can be best defined and enforced both within and across markets. This is particularly relevant to developing countries seeking to grow their economies and capital markets.

The Singapore Directors' Toolkit

The Singapore Directors' Toolkit
Directors play a critical role in shaping the corporate governance culture and framework within companies. Greater understanding of the requirements and how to apply them in practice is essential to improve governance standards. To support directors in their challenging role, KPMG in Singapore and the Singapore Institute of Directors (SID) have jointly developed The Singapore Directors’ Toolkit.

The Guidebook for Audit Committees in Singapore (Second Edition)

A number of changes have been made to the Singapore Exchange (SGX) Listing Rules, particularly in relation to disclosure requirements regarding internal controls, as well as to the Singapore Corporate Governance Code 2012(CG Code), particularly in relation to director independence, risk management and internal controls and disclosure of AC members and activities.

The Guidebook for Audit Committees in Singapore (Slides)

The following is the link to the presentation slides for the briefing on the revised Guidebook for ACs. The slides include market insights on the impact of increasing demands and changing expectations placed on the ACs.

Radical thinking required to harness tech and our cities

The WomenCorporateDirectors (WCD) Asia Institute was recently held in Singapore from 3 to 4 Sept 2014. A summary of the panel discussions that included topics such as ways to harness tech, new markets and megacities.

Enhancing Governance Disclosures (Practice Note Issue 1, June 2014)

A KPMG study examined all SGX queries issued between 1-30 April 2014 in relation to annual report disclosures. Remuneration and risk management and internal control disclosures were common areas requiring improvement. Checklists and illustrative guidance provided.

Simplifying risk governance: getting the basics right

Insights from ISCA-KPMG "Towards better risk governance: a study of listed companies 2013". A summary of the panel discussion and key findings from the study looking at risk governance disclosures.

Towards better risk governance

"Towards better risk governance: a study of Singapore listed companies 2013" looked at risk management disclosures of 250 listed companies in Singapore. The study was conducted to assess the state of adoption of risk management practices by listed companies, especially in the light of the revised Code of Corporate Governance.

The KPMG Survey of Corporate Responsibility Reporting 2013

The survey provides a snapshot of current global trends in corporate responsibility (CR) reporting.

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Irving Low
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Technology Issues and Agenda

With increased complexity associated with information technology, board and audit committees need to keep abreast of requirements and processes to mitigate potential exposures. Additional insights and guidance can be found at the Technology Issues and Agenda page.