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Evolution of Annual General Meetings in India

An Annual General Meeting (AGM) is a very important annual event for companies and

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Advisory Boards

Every company in India, whether listed or unlisted, is required to have a Board of Directors. There is an increasing trend for many companies to also

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Role of Risk Management Committee in Cyber Security

One of the biggest risks that is confronting companies is the risk relating to the inadequacy

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Top 10 Issues in Corporate Governance Practices in India

The canvas of Corporate Governance is very large. However, there are some important issues that

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Board evaluation – Then and now

Board evaluation is a formal periodic evaluation of the Board as a whole, its committees and individual Directors (including Chairperson).

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Secretarial Audit – Adding value?

In addition to Statutory Audit and Internal Audit, listed companies have to undertake a Secretarial Audit.

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Do Explanatory Statements to shareholders communicate enough?

Explanatory statement is the detailed information given by a company, to its shareholders,

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Types of Directors

A company is an artificial person and incapable of acting or making a decision on its own. It has to act through a body of persons

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Board Composition – The starting point

Over time, many Boards have moved away from being ornamental, to adding value. When a company is in the spotlight for negative reasons,

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MINUTES OF MEETING

Minutes of a meeting are a written record of the discussions, and decisions taken, by the members present at the meeting.

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FORENSIC AUDIT

‘Forensic Audit’ means an examination and evaluation of a company’s affairs to investigate whether the company has engaged in any

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INDEPENDENT AUDIT REPORT

An audit is an objective examination and evaluation of the financial statements of a company to ensure that they reflect a true,

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Familiarisation programme for Independent Directors

Independent Directors (IDs) are the custodians of Corporate Governance.

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Checklist for choosing Corporate Governance consultants in India

Board of Directors should adopt good Corporate Governance

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SEBI’s paper on appointment of rejected Whole-time Directors / Managing Directors (WTD/MD)

SEBI has recently come out with a consultation

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NEED FOR CORPORATE GOVERNANCE

Corporate Governance is a philosophy which requires companies

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IS SILENCE CONSENT?

The concept of negative consent contemplates a request being made by the recipient

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RESIGNATION OF AUDITORS

A Statutory Auditor is a person authorised to review and verify the accuracy of financial

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DOES JOINT AUDIT MEAN QUALITY AUDIT?

Each time there is a financial scam, Statutory Auditors come into limelight.

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Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG)

A term that has gained significance in the last

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Corporate Governance Structure in India

A sound Corporate Governance structure is essential for a company to function effectively.

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Shareholder Activism and Corporate Governance

Shareholder activism is the concerted manner

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BOARD COMMITTEES

A Board committee is a small group of Board members,

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NOMINEE DIRECTOR - ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Who is a Nominee Director?

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THE CEO AND THE CFO

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) are very important positions

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BOARD MEETING AGENDA

Board meetings are meetings where the Directors of a company meet in order to take important

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Joining a Board? Ask These Questions

A position on the Board of Directors of a company is very high on the wishlist of many persons.

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Compliance Officer - Role and Responsibilities

Who is a Compliance Officer?

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Whistleblower Mechanism In India

The word “whistleblower” owes its origin to the practice of blowing of whistles by policemen

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Lead Independent Director

Corporate governance regulations and guidelines in many jurisdictions recommend that the

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CHAIRPERSON AND MD/ CEO

Every public corporation in India is required to have a Board of Directors (Board),

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Who should attend AGM?

An AGM is an annual meeting at which the shareholders of the company get to interact

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RBI - compliance function in banks and role of Chief Compliance Officer

Following the discussion paper on Governance

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Boardroom Diversity

Diversity- Simply stated, diversity means variety. People with different opinions, backgrounds

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Dividend Distribution Policy

A person, an entity, a company or an organisation that holds shares/stocks

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FAMILIARISATION PROGRAMME FOR INDEPENDENT DIRECTORS

In current times, as the spotlight on boardrooms continues to intensify,

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Frauds and Corporate Governance

Corporate Governance is doing the right things, at the right time, for the right reasons, and in the right manner.

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