18th January 2024 India Corporate Governance Day.

  • Development and establishment of a corporate governance structure, roadmap, and framework
  • Addressing the emergence of complex and challenging Governance regimes.
  • Grow your network with like-minded industry. Stay ahead of Corporate Governance and Sustainability curve.
  • Speakers will provide insight and tangible advice on the latest corporate governance
Timing Topics/Speakers
10:00 Registration and refreshments
10:00 – 10:05 Welcome Remarks
10:05 – 10:35

Recommendations on Corporate Governance

  • Restoring trust in Corporate Governance – where is the next reform
  • Get the views on the potential of corporate governance reforms in India
  • Review several recently proposed governance and reporting changes that are off the table.
  • Experts will discuss the implications and where corporate governance reform in India is headed next.
10:45 – 11:05

The Role, Responsibility, Transparency and Accountability of Corporate Governance

How can regulators and the profession help prevent disorderly corporate collapses?

The collapse of a few governance and corporate failures: Tata-Mistry showdown, ICICI Bank-Videocon bribery case, PNB-Nirav Modi Scam, The Satyam scandal, Malvinder and Shivinder Singh, Dewan Housing Finance Limited (DHFL), Yes Bank, Vijay Mallya and Kingfisher Airlines

An engaging panel discussion on lessons learnt from the past to help prevent future disorderly collapses and if there are areas for governance collaboration.
11:05 – 11:15 Coffee /Tea Break
11:15 – 11:35

Hard law and Soft law and their implications

Identifying and implementing the Corporate Governance Code will have a significant new requirement to provide attestations on the effectiveness of the company’s risk and internal control frameworks.
  • During this session, the panel will discuss the current state of play and how directors, management, the profession, and regulators can work together to avoid the emergence of burdensome governance regimes.
11:35 – 11:55

Reporting and the comply or explain approach

11:55 – 12:15

Interaction and communication with the shareholders, investors and other stakeholders

Find out how audit committees can gain and regain stakeholder trust.
The increasing role of the Audit committees in gaining and regaining stakeholder trust.
  • Audit Committees have an ever-increasing mandate, from ensuring the accuracy of ESG and sustainability reporting to ensuring cyber risk is adequately managed.
  • Investors and other stakeholders are looking to the audit committee for assurance in all reporting aspects, risk management, internal controls and ethics compliance.
The panel will discuss trends, expectations and what audit committees and their members need to do to meet these growing expectations.
12:15 – 12:55

The duties and responsibilities of the board of directors

  • Overall tasks and responsibilities
  • Takeover bids
  • Members of the board of directors
  • Composition and Board committees
12:55 – 1:45 Lunch Break
1:45 – 2:05

The board of director’s independence

2:05 – 2:25

Members of the board of directors and several other managerial duties

  • The organisation and evaluation of the board of directors
  • Evaluation of the board of directors and the executive management
  • The general assembly/meeting
2:25 – 2:45

Corporate Social Responsibility/Environment Social Governance/Whistleblower components of Corporate Governance

2:45 – 3:00

Tea/Coffee Break

3:20 – 3:40

Remuneration of the board of directors and the executive management

3:40 – 4:00

Identification of risks, compliance, transparency, accountability and performance management

  • The organisational framework for corporate governance initiatives in India comprises the Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) and the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI). SEBI monitors and regulates the corporate governance of listed companies in India through Clause 49.
4:00 – 4:30 Closing remarks, Conclusions and Networking
*Conference Program is subject to change. The conference language is English