News

SID continues to take a strategic and proactive approach in engaging the media. Press releases were issued for major SID events and statements issued with regards to its position on various issues related to directors and corporate governance.

2018-01-08 BT. The Role and Challenges of the Non-Executive Board Chair

Posted on 1/8/2018
Unlike the CEO, the non-executive chairman of the board tends to have a lower profile and is lesser known to members of the public. This belies the immense influence of the position.

2017-12-11 BT. Pay-for-Performance

Posted on 12/11/2017
Conventional executive compensation models are built on certain universally accepted principles. For example, a large portion of pay should be at risk, leveraged incentives drive executives to perform better; and performance-based long-term incentive

2017-11-13 BT. Responding to anonymous whsitleblowers

Posted on 11/13/2017
Many studies have found that whistleblowing is often the most common channel for exposing corporate irregularities, including fraud. For example, the KPMG and SMU Singapore Fraud Survey 2014 showed that 54 per cent of frauds detected were the result

2017-10-09 BT. Responding to IFRS

Posted on 10/9/2017
The imminent switchover to a new accounting framework, coupled with the adoption of new financial reporting standards for revenue recognition and financial instruments, is expected to bring a tidal wave of change for listed companies in Singapore.

2017-09-12 BT. What’s the big deal about sustainability?

Posted on 9/12/2017
Do boards need to care about sustainability? This is a question I often face in my interactions with corporate leaders.

2017-08-14 BT. Non-Profit boards and talent management

Posted on 8/14/2017
People can make all the difference between a good and great organisation, all things considered equal.

2017-07-10 BT. Casting a light on shadow directors

Posted on 7/10/2017
In general, a person formally becomes a company director by a resolution of the board or shareholders. However, a person may have the same legal duties and liabilities of a director despite not being formally appointed as one.

2017-06-12 BT. Should CFOs have a seat on the board

Posted on 6/12/2017
In the current era of heightened risk and increased regulation, the role of the chief financial officer (CFO) has never been more important.

2017-05-08 BT. Making ownself check onself work

Posted on 5/8/2017
The role of a board is to govern the company. This means that it has to check that management conforms to rules and policies, and performs to expectations.

2017-04-10 BT. Gender Diversity : Supply or Demand

Posted on 4/10/2017
In Singapore, the issue of board diversity, in particular, gender diversity has moved up the national and corporate agendas over the last two years.