Topics for discussion will include:

  • The extent to which regulatory reforms in the market are facilitating a cultural shift towards better governance models. Do we see promising trends on board independence and effectiveness?
  • If the new extensive requirements on corporate sustainability disclosure will stand the test of time and eventually contribute to better board preparedness on sustainability topics.
  • Whether the stewardship codes for institutional investors have strengthened engagement and voting in the market, and what are some the unique challenges local and foreign investors face in building the momentum for change?
  • Whether and how the pandemic has affected governance issues including shareholders’ ability to participate at AGMs

Speakers include:
Sharmila Gopinath, Research Director, ACGA
David Smith, Senior Investment Director, Abrdn
Abhay Laijawala, Managing Director & Fund Manager, Avendus
Hetal Dalal, President & Chief Operating Officer, Institutional Investor Advisory Services (IiAS)
Sandeep Parekh, Managing Partner, Finsec Law Advisors
Panel session moderated by: Vaishnavi Ravishankar, Senior Specialist, Governance, PRI