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Business Reporting Beyond Numbers – Looking for the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly in Corporate Governance

Posted by Alexey Volynets & Santiago Chaher (Corporate Governance Leaders) for the Global Corporate Governance Forum, October 8 -2010

Roksana Yasmin

Roksana Yasmin - June 2010 at the Bangladesh Enterprise Institute training

To properly cover the workings of a modern enterprise, journalists need to understand how it is governed—and how various issues under the corporate governance umbrella fit together and affect the company’s performance. This Lessons Learned aims to help business journalists track down corporate governance stories, ask the right questions to uncover critical information, and explain complex subjects to the public.  



The Global Corporate Governance Forum Progress Report, Summer 2010

by The Global Corporate Governance Forum, August 17th, 2010.

Learn about Forum’s Phase Three, new tools for training Board Directors focusing on Governing Banks and Resolving Corporate Governance Disputes, media training workshops, and other news. Read articles by Patrick Zurstrassen about corporate governance’s value after the financial crisis; CG consultant Santiago Chaher awarded with the Millstein Center on CG – Yale Rising Star prize and Forum Head Philip Armstrong on how countries and companies can fight corruption. More…

Corporate Governance Leaders´coordinator awarded with the YALE Rising Star 2010

Mr. Santiago Chaher and Mr. Ira Millstein

Cefeidas is proud to announce that Founder and Managing Director, Santiago Chaher, has been awarded the distinction of “Rising Star of Corporate Governance for 2010” by The Millstein Center for Corporate Governance and Performance at the Yale School of Management.

The Millstein Center’s primary mission is to serve as the leading global resource for testing, challenging, and advancing the premise that corporations should, and can, serve society. This award recognizes young global corporate governance professionals who are making their mark as outstanding analysts, experts, activists, or managers. Selections were based on criteria such as past accomplishments and thought leadership, future projects and endeavors, reputation among existing industry leaders, and potential to influence the industry in the future. Santiago is among a group of 10 awardees, which include professionals from Johnson & Johnson (USA), Chevron Corporation (USA), Comissão de Valores Mobiliários (Brazil), and Institutional Shareholder Services (Singapore). The honorees were all nominated by a member of the governance community and have been honored during a reception at the Yale Governance Forum. July 2010.

For the original press relase click here.
At Global Corporate Governance Forum (Summer 2010 Progress Report), or Complianceweek.


Cefeidas se enorgullece en anunciar que el fundador y director gerente, Santiago Chaher, ha sido galardonado con la distinción de “Rising Star de Gobierno Corporativo para 2010” por el Centro Millstein para la Gobernanza y Desempeño Empresarial de la Escuela de Administración de la Universidad de Yale.

La misión principal del Centro Millstein es servir como el principal recurso mundial para poner a prueba, exigir y promocionar la premisa de que las empresas deben, y pueden, servir a la sociedad. Este premio reconoce a jóvenes profesionales de gobierno corporativo en el mundo, que están dejando su huella como sobresalientes analistas, expertos, activistas, o gerentes. Las selecciones se basan en criterios tales como los logros pasados y liderazgo visionario, futuros proyectos y esfuerzos, la reputación e imagen ante los líderes de la industria y el potencial de influir en la industria en el futuro. Santiago es parte de un grupo de solo 10 ganadores a nivel mundial, que incluye profesionales de Johnson & Johnson (EE.UU.), Chevron Corporation (EE.UU.), Comissão de Valores Mobiliários (Brasil), y Institutional Shareholder Services (Singapur). Los premiados fueron nominados por miembros de la comunidad de gobierno corporativo y han sido galardonados durante una recepción en el Foro de Gobernanza de la Universidad de Yale. Julio 2010.

Global Corporate Governance Forum, a progress report: Winter 2010

by the Global Corporate Governance Forum, December 3, 2009.

Rachel Kyte, IFC’s Vice President, Business Advisory Services and a member of the Management Team, underscores the importance of corporate governance principles andpractices following the financial crisis.
The Forum launches a major new initiative targeted at banks’ board directors to deepen their knowledge and thereby reduce their institutions’ vulnerability to future financial crises. This project is made possible by generous contributions from Austria, Luxembourg, and The Netherlands.
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development explains the value of its Forum partnership.
Twenty-five papers were presented at the second biannual conference to examine corporate governance in developing countries and emerging markets.  Two members of the international faculty leading “train the trainers” sessions in Africa share their “lessons learned.”
Bulgaria launches a corporate governance commission as the scorecard approach gains momentum in its use by the country’s stock exchange and an investors’ group.
The governments of Japan and Flanders are supporting the Forum’s work, respectively, in India and Malawi.
The Millstein Center for Corporate Governance and Performance at the Yale School of Management honored three Forum partners as “rising stars.”
New Forum publications provoke thinking about the uses and limits of conventional corporate governance instruments…(read more by cliking here)

10th Meeting of the Latin American Corporate Governance Roundtable

by OECD, November 30, 2009.

The 10th meeting of the Latin American Roundtable on Corporate Governance will be held 1-2 December 2009 in Santiago, Chile and will be co-hosted by the Chilean Ministry of Finance, Superintendencia de Valores y Seguros (SVS), The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), Centro de Gobierno Corporativo y Mercado de Capitales, Universidad de Chile and Centro para el Gobierno de la Empresa.

The Latin American Corporate Governance Roundtable was established in April 2000. Roundtable participants come from Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, the United Kingdom, the United States and Venezuela among others.

This tenth meeting of the Latin American Corporate Governance Roundtable will provide an ideal platform to take stock of corporate governance developments in the region, and to assess priorities for further action.  The aim will be to help policy-makers, regulators, investors, businesses and other corporate governance advocates to advance in relation to four main themes:

  • Assessing progress on corporate governance implementation: results from a range of country-based and multi-country surveys of companies in the region will be shared, enabling participants to assess strengths, weaknesses and gaps requiring further information and action.  This will include discussion of results from a new survey examining the impact of the financial crisis on members of the Roundtable’s Companies Circle versus the average listed Latin American company…(continue reading)

Lessons Learned 11: Partnerships in India Leverage Strengths For Success

by the Global Corporate Governance Forum.

Through partnerships that the Global Corporate Governance Forum has been forging in India, local institutions are leveraging their resources to build capacity, broaden awareness, and achieve progress in gaining broad acceptance by businesses for corporate governance best practices.
Enhancing the corporate governance of businesses is an essential part of the foundation to support sustainable development. Numerous studies show that well-run companies perform better, which in turn leads to expansion, more capital investments, and jobs growth…
To download the file click here.

Event: Corporate Governance and Responsibility Forum, November 2009

by Corporate Governance and Responsibility Forum.

Date: November 2-3, 2009.

Workshops: November 4, 2009.

In its second year, the orporate Governance and Responsibility Forum (CGR Forum), organized by Schema, is truly an event not to be missed! Since the conclusion of the Forum in 2007, the number of companies that effectively implemented and gained value from best corporate governance and responsibility practices substantially increased. It is with this tangible success we continue to develop and improve in our region.

Times are difficult.. The financial crisis is not to be ignored, but nor is the significance of corporate governance and responsibility practices which can have a critically important affect on a company, sector, region, nation or an entire economy.

We believe this is a decisive and crucial time to encourage and support the advancement of discussions, debates and engagement levels of corporate governance and responsibility in the MENA region.

This year we will continue to build on outcomes and successes from 2007 by hosting the second Forum at the Dead Sea, Jordan in November of 2009. We welcome past participants and new entrants to engage with us as we all prepare for the challenges to come. We are anxious to include dynamic businesses to take a proactive role with us as we lead the CGR Forum 2009…

To read more about this event please click here.

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