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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.

2021-04-12_BT_Two-tier voting for independent directors: new dawn or false promise

Posted on 4/12/2021
LAST year, 27 listed companies implemented two-tier voting for a total of 34 independent directors (IDs). This is ahead of mandatory two-tier voting under the SGX rulebook for IDs who have served more than nine years ...

2021-04-06_BT_Rebuilding trust in independent directors

Posted on 4/6/2021
THE concept of independent directors (IDs) was formally introduced to corporate Singapore in the first Code of Corporate Governance in April 2001, which was largely modelled on the then 1998 UK Combined Code.

2021-03-31_SCMP_How does Singapore plan to rewrite the rule book for SPACs in Asia

Posted on 3/31/2021
Singapore unveiled its plans on Wednesday to allow special purpose acquisition companies (SPACS) to raise money in the city state as it seeks to be the go-to-market in Asia for one of the planet’s hottest fundraising trends.

2021-03-08_BT_Technology shifts that enhance board governance in the hybrid era

Posted on 3/8/2021
They can boost connectivity, communications, provide real-time intelligence, enhance board dynamics and offer broader perspectives.

2021-02-08_BT_Climate change presents strategic opportunities for boards

Posted on 2/8/2021
THE connection between business and climate change has been clearly established by the Covid-19 pandemic.

2021-02-03_BT_Good governance involves both conforming and performing: SID chairman

Posted on 2/3/2021
WHEN thinking about good governance, company directors should be focused on more than just conforming to requirements.

2021-01-27_BT_More meaningful to get boards to set diversity goals, report progress

Posted on 1/27/2021
TO move the needle on board diversity in Singapore, companies could strive towards "self-declared targets" and report their progress against these goals.

2021-01-12_BT_Covid-19, digitalisation challenged Singapore listcos' audit committees in 2020:Review

Posted on 1/12/2021
DIGITALISATION and the Covid-19 pandemic added to the workload of audit committees (ACs) at Singapore-listed companies, according to a review released on Tuesday.

2021-01-11_BT_The future of AGMs: physical or virtual

Posted on 1/11/2021
THE year 2020 was a watershed year - one in which work, meetings and business in general went digital. The Covid-19 pandemic even forced annual general meetings (AGMs) online.

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