Events

Corporate Governance: Challenges and Opportunities in Asia

20 November 2017 to 21 November 2017
Manila
Philippines

ADB, together with International Finance Corporation, Financial Times, and London School of Economics, organized a conference on corporate governance challenges and opportunities in Asia. Over 100 regulators, judges, executives, lawyers, and ADB staff discussed issues relating to corporate governance principles and best practices in private- and state-owned enterprises.

Program and Learning Materials: 
Date Session / Activity Presentation Material Speaker(s)
20 Nov 2017 Inaugural Session Welcome Remarks Deborah Stokes
20 Nov 2017 Inaugural Session Corporate Governance: Challenges and Opportunities in Asia
Good corporate governance strengthens the rule of law, facilitates further domestic and foreign investment, and facilitates sustainable and ...
Christopher Stephens
20 Nov 2017 Inaugural Session Corporate Governance: Challenges and Opportunities in Asia
Corporate governance, and not just the strength of the balance sheet, is currently considered as an established investment criterion. Good corporate...
Gambhir Bhatta
20 Nov 2017 Technical Session 1 - Principles of Corporate Governance Keynote Interview Stephen Groff
20 Nov 2017 Technical Session 1 - Principles of Corporate Governance Corporate Governance from an Investor’s Perspective
Learn about International Finance Corporation (IFC)’s approach to corporate governance in its investment process. This presentation briefly ...
James Christopher Razook
20 Nov 2017 Technical Session 1 - Principles of Corporate Governance Corporate Governance: A Private Sector Perspective
Private enterprise helps drive economic growth and development in countries. There is broad recognition that good corporate governance standards...
Craig Roberts
20 Nov 2017 Technical Session 1 - Principles of Corporate Governance Development of the New Philippine Code of Corporate Governance for Publicly-Listed Companies
With increasing recognition that corporate governance should be principles-based and not rules-based, countries particularly in the ASEAN region...
Rosario Carmela Gonzales-Austria
20 Nov 2017 Technical Session 1 - Principles of Corporate Governance ASEAN Corporate Governance Scorecard
There is increasing recognition that corporate sustainability and resilience hinges on good corporate governance making it an important factor...
Mohd Sani Moh Ismail
20 Nov 2017 Technical Session 2 - Corporate Governance Players (Part 1) The Board: Roles and Responsibilities for the 21st Century
What is a board director really supposed to be doing? What is the balance between engagement and independence? To whom does a board director...
Diana David
20 Nov 2017 Technical Session 2 - Corporate Governance Players (Part 1) Shareholders: Investors or Activists
From investors in passive, index-tracking funds to active and activist investors, this presentation covers the different types of company shareholder...
Jane Fuller
20 Nov 2017 Day 1 Synthesis and Highlights/Feedback Session on the Knowledge and Skills Development Program on Corporate Governance Sara Azfar
Date Session / Activity Presentation Material Speaker(s)
21 Nov 2017 Opening Remarks Corporate Governance: Challenges and Opportunities in Asia
ADB reaffirms its commitment to push for the corporate governance agenda, both in the private and public sectors, and particularly in state-...
Ingrid van Wees
21 Nov 2017 Technical Session 2 - Corporate Governance Players (Part 2) Stakeholder Engagement and Creating Shared Value
Global society is facing significant and growing social, environmental, and economic development challenges. As governments and NGOs lack sufficient...
Diana David
21 Nov 2017 Technical Session 2 - Corporate Governance Players (Part 2) Gatekeeper or Concierge? The Regulation of Corporate Governance and Auditing
What is the “comply or explain” approach to corporate governance? How well does this principles-based approach work? This presentation provides...
Jane Fuller
21 Nov 2017 Technical Session 3 - Corporate Ownership: Mixed and Diverse Corporate Governance: Economic, Financing, and Governance Models
Governance determines productivity and a country’s wealth. This presentation shows (i) how firms in Asia are affected by its governance practices...
Tom Kirchmaier
21 Nov 2017 Technical Session 3 - Corporate Ownership: Mixed and Diverse Corporate Governance Role of Shareholders Carsten Gerner-Beuerle
21 Nov 2017 Technical Session 3 - Corporate Ownership: Mixed and Diverse Women in Leadership: The Superheroes of Tomorrow?
Find out whether female directors can help save economies and the firms on whose boards they sit. While female directors may not (always) ...
Renée Adams
21 Nov 2017 Technical Session 3 - Corporate Ownership: Mixed and Diverse Independent Directors in Asia: The Complexities of State-Owned Enterprise Governance Revealed Dan Puchniak
21 Nov 2017 Interactive Session - Special Panel of Corporate Governance Champions Mehmood Mandviwalla, Cesar Villanueva, Renée Adams, Christopher Stephens, Srinivas Sampath
21 Nov 2017 Closing/Valedictory - Corporate Governance and ADB Synthesis/Summary of Sessions James Christopher Razook, Diana David, Tom Kirchmaier
21 Nov 2017 Closing/Valedictory - Corporate Governance and ADB Conclusion and Way Forward Barry Reid
21 Nov 2017 Closing/Valedictory - Corporate Governance and ADB Corporate Governance: Challenges and Opportunities in Asia
ADB is committed to promoting corporate governance in Asia and the Pacific, not only for the success of the projects that it finances, but more...
Ramit Nagpal

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