KPMG Board & Governance Institute 

The board of Directors plays a critical role in shaping an organisation’s corporate governance framework. Now more than ever, Boards are required to ensure there are appropriate mechanisms in place to not only protect shareholder interests but to enhance the long term performance of the organisations they govern. 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.

The Guidebook for Audit Committees in Singapore (Second Edition)

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 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.

Stakeholders Communication 2013 Study and Toolkit

Good stakeholder communications is critical to building trust and confidence in a company’s performance. This research by KPMG in Singapore, CPA Australia and the Singapore CFO Institute aims to provide practical guidance to CFOs on communicating with their stakeholders. It includes a toolkit for CFOs to better identify their key stakeholder communications needs and to proactively manage stakeholder communications.

Nominating Committee Guide 2012

This Guide explains the roles & responsibilities of the Nominating Committee & provides various templates to help NCs do their job well.
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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.