London – 28 April 2016: The Corporate Secretaries International Association (CSIA), the only organisation representing the corporate point of view on global corporate governance issues, today launched “Ten Practical Guidelines to Improving Board Communication”.
Ensuring effective board communication has always been a critical aspect of the corporate secretary’s role. In the face of new and ever-increasing liability for directors and the incorporation of the business judgment rule in many jurisdictions has brought this duty more to the fore than ever.
CSIA’s new paper provides useful and practical advice for corporate secretaries to balance the imperatives of management and the board to improve the quality of discussions and the decision making process.
The paper was launched at the ICSA London office in conjunction with a webinar co-hosted by Diligent Corporation, sponsors of the paper and chaired by Carina Wessels, Past President of CSIA. Joining Carina on the panel was Charlie Horrell, Managing Director of Europe, Middle East and Africa Region at Diligent Corporation and Meena Heath, Global Ambassador, Global Leaders in Law who fielded incisive questions submitted by the 200-plus attendees.
“This paper is intended to challenge corporate secretaries on the manner in which they approach their accountability for sourcing information…and to provide practical tips to ensure the material presented to the board for decision-making are timely, accurate and effective.” said Ms Wessels.
Mr Horrell noted “As the leading provider of communication and collaborative tools for boards and C-suite executives, Diligent is proud to sponsor the launch of CSIA’s ‘Ten Practical Guidelines to Improving Board Communication’ paper.”
The full thought leadership paper and video of the launch event including the Q&A session can be accessed via www.csiaorg.com.
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About the Corporate Secretaries International Association (CSIA)
The CSIA is an international, not-for-profit federation of professional bodies that promote best practice in corporate secretarial, corporate governance, and compliance services.
It is the international federation of national bodies of corporate secretaries and governance professionals and represents those who work as frontline practitioners of governance throughout the world. It is recognized by the OECD as the global voice of this industry and its representatives sit on OECD corporate governance roundtables. For more information, visit www.csiaorg.com
About Diligent Corporation
Diligent is the leading provider of secure corporate governance and collaboration solutions for boards and senior executives. Over 3,500 clients in more than 60 countries rely on Diligent to provide secure, intuitive access to their most time-sensitive and confidential information, ultimately helping them make better decisions.
Diligent Boards secure board portal speeds and simplifies how meeting materials are produced, delivered and reviewed. The service provides directors and management with immediate access to time sensitive and confidential information online and offline, along with the tools to review, discuss and vote. Work flow features get board materials out more efficiently and serves to free up internal administration and IT resources, using the Diligent Boards portal, corporate executives can streamline board communications and discussions, helping to improve the quality of leadership decisions.
Used by over 35% of the Fortune 1000, Diligent has set the standard for providing the most useful product and responsive service so the world’s boards and leaders can communicate and collaborate securely. For more information, visit http://diligent.com/
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