香港，2014 年 4 月 16 日 — 代表全球公司秘書及企業管治人員之聲的公司秘書國際聯合會今日
公司秘書國際聯合會會長 Carina Wessels 女士表示道：“公司秘書一職對公司至關重要。他們為在公司架構內各個領域如公司業務及企業文化等實施良好管治起到了積極促進的作用。鑒於公司秘書一職日益重要且職責更為寬廣，對公司秘書思維國際化和隨機應變能力的需求更為迫切。”
Carina Wessels 女士補充道：“該工具書是為從公司秘書層面提高企業管治水平而設的跨文化和
協助新興市場推動企業管治改革的的國際金融公司全球企業管治論壇的負責人 Philip Armstrong 先生說：“隨著新興市場經濟的不斷現代化，我們正處於新興市場企業管治的一個關鍵節點。公司秘書國際聯合會作為企業管治及國際最佳操守的權威之聲和推動新興市場公司秘書角色進程發展的主導力量體現了巨大的價值。”
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Hong Kong – 16 April, 2014: The Corporate Secretaries International Association (CSIA), the global voice for corporate secretaries and governance professionals, today launched its much anticipated Corporate Secretaries Toolkit, developed in partnership with the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group.
The new toolkit was unveiled at the CSIA’s first Hong Kong-based event, bringing together local and international companies and corporate secretaries to discuss the latest issues affecting corporate governance globally.
The toolkit provides training materials covering the full spectrum of a Corporate Secretary’s role, functions and responsibilities and was developed in response to strong demand from companies and organizations in emerging markets for training and skills development in corporate governance.
“Corporate Secretaries play a critical role in companies. They are a catalyst for implementing good governance across all areas of a company’s structure, including business practices andorganizational culture. Given the increasing breadth and importance of the role, the need for a globally minded and dynamic approach to Corporate Secretarial ability has become more essential,” said Carina Wessels, President of CSIA.
“The toolkit has been designed as a cross-cultural, thought provoking training material to promote corporate governance from the perspective of Corporate Secretaries,” she added.
Philip Armstrong, Head of the IFC’s Global Corporate Governance Forum, which supports the development of corporate governance reforms in emerging markets, noted, “We are at a pivotal point in corporate governance in emerging markets right now as their economies continue to modernize. The role of the CSIA is hugely valuable as a leading voice on corporate governance issues and international best practice, and as a driving force behind the development of the Corporate Secretaries’ role in these markets.”
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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, visitwww.csiaorg.com
About the Global Corporate Governance Forum
The Global Corporate Governance Forum, a group within the IFC, supports corporate governance reforms in emerging markets and developing countries. The Forum develops advanced knowledge and training products promoting good practices in corporate governance and facilitates capacity building of director training organizations engaged in implementing corporate governance reforms.
The Forum partners widely with international, regional and local institutions, and draws on the guidance of its global network of private sector advisors and academic research network.
The Forum is part of the IFC Corporate Governance Group, located in the Environment, Social and Governance Department. It is a donor-supported facility, co-founded in 1999 by the World Bank and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).
CSIA thanks CLP Holdings Ltd for its global sponsorship of the CS Toolkit. Launch Gold sponsors are Broadridge, Computershare, and Thomson Reuters Accelus; BoardVantage support as Lanyard sponsors.
Although much has been written on the traditional role and key responsibilities of a corporate secretary, this is probably no longer sufficient to fully prepare an individual for the enormous task undertaken. The role of the modern corporate secretary has changed and this is both undisputed and understated. The corporate secretary’s role has rapidly evolved in many markets to well beyond what it was a decade ago, let alone five years ago, and is a role increasingly recognised as an important part of the corporate governance framework in many markets where the role was not known some years ago. This paper looks at some of the aspects of the role of the modern company secretary and the competencies that are required to succeed.
This precedes our upcoming toolkit for Corporate Secretaries which was launched in Hong Kong at a joint ceremony with our partner, Corporate Secretaries International Association [CSIA], hosted by the Hong Kong Institute of Company Secretaries [HKICSA] in April this year.
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The corporate secretaries toolkit training workshop was held from 7-10 May 2013 at the Chartered Secretaries Southern Africa office in Johannesburg. The workshop was attended by 21 delegates from 17 countries.
As part of the CSIA corporate secretaries toolkit roll out plan, the Global Corporate Governance Forum (GCGF) organised a four-day training of trainers programme targeted at professionals training corporate secretaries with the following goals in mind:
To enhance corporate secretary training capacity by helping participants become familiar with the toolkit and learning how to use these resources. Participants developed the knowledge base and skill sets needed to lead corporate secretary education programmes that reflect international best practice adapted to regional trends and country specific needs.
To elicit from participants their views and comments on the materials, which have been developed.
The pilot training, which comprised four days of intensive training, provided trainers with input, case studies and activities to develop corporate secretary skills. The programme encouraged participants to share and discuss their own experiences and hone their methods for using adult learning techniques. The training was not a corporate governance course but a training of trainers using the corporate secretaries toolkit. Some readers may be familiar with the directors’ toolkit which has been around for the past few years.
List of Modules
PART 1: OVERVIEW
PART 2: GOVERNANCE AND COMPLIANCE
PART 3: ADVISOR AND COMMUNICATOR
Council member, Institute of Chartered Secretaries of Bangladesh
Director, Technical & Research, The Hong Kong Institute of Chartered Secretaries
CEO, The Institute of Company Secretaries of India
Cheah Foo Seong
Chief Technical Officer, Tricor Corporate Services
Vice President, Institute of Corporate Secretaries of Pakistan
Chiang Chai Foong
Practising Chartered Secretary, AZEC Worldlink Management Services
Vice President, CSIA; President, Chartered Secretaries Southern Africa
Chairman, Professional Standards Committee, ICSA
President, ICSA, Zimbabwe
Giselia Da Silva
Corporate Governance Manager and Company Secretary, CPFL Energia Group
Chairperson, Club of Corporate Secretaries of Central Asia
Grad.ICSA and pursuing LLM in International Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation at the University of Warwick
Executive Secretary, Mauritius Institute of Directors
Deputy Project Manager, Russia Corporate Governance Projects at IFC
Head of Legal, Compliance and Risk, New Vision Printing & Publishing Company Ltd
Alison Dillon Kirbirige
Managing Director, Consultancy & Training Services Ltd
Specialist in adult learning and professional development
CSIA Toolkit Co-ordinator; Treasurer, CSIA; CEO, Singapore Association of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators
CEO, Chartered Secretaries Southern Africa
Head, Global Corporate Governance Forum/IFC
Co-ordinator, IFC Environment, Social and Governance Department
The delegates enjoyed their time in South Africa and got to spend quality time with their fellow colleagues. CSSA organised a dinner for the group one evening, which was a relaxed, enjoyable evening. Many thanks to all those who attended the meeting. We look forward to the launch of the corporate secretaries toolkit later this year.
Front Row: Gradislava Akhmetova, Nina Kapezi, Ghita Alderman, Grace Tan, Andy Cowe, Rita Kabatunzi, Asif Mahmood, Ambrish Maharahaje, Giselia Da Silva, Brenda Bowman, Carina Wessels, Pious Manamike, Itrat Husain
Back Row: Sutanu Sinha, Mohan Datwani, Stephen Sadie, Philip Armstrong, Chai Foong Chiang, Alison Dillon Kibirige, Tatiana Ivanova, Foo Seong Cheah
CORPORATE SECRETARIES INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION (CSIA) STATES ITS CASE TO THE WORLD TRADE ORGANISATION (WTO) FOR INCLUSION OF US$36 BILLION BUSINESS SECTOR IN WTO TRADE IN SERVICES LISTINGS
CSIA today reported that a delegation of its members made a presentation before the Committee on Specific Commitments of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) on June 25, 2012 in Geneva, Switzerland to include a new listing in the Trade in Services business classification listings by the name of ‘CORPORATE GOVERNANCE, COMPLIANCE AND SECRETARIAL ADVISORY SERVICES’. CSIA claims this sector is worth US$36 billion annually.
CSIA was invited to make a presentation before the Committee for Specific Commitments of WTO. Accordingly a delegation of CSIA representatives went to Geneva for the presentation.
The CSIA delegation consisted of Mr. Anil Murarka, President of CSIA and Past President of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI); Mr. Nesar Ahmad, President of ICSI; Mrs. April Chan, Past President of both CSIA and The Hong Kong Institute of Chartered Secretaries; Mr. Phillip Baldwin, Chief Executive of The Hong Kong Institute of Chartered Secretaries; Ms. Edith Shih, President of The Hong Kong Institute of Chartered Secretaries and; Mr. Russell Morrice, Head of Secretariat and Clerk to Council of The Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (UK).
“This was truly a global initiative by a global organisation that we believe will benefit world trade,” said Mr. Anil Murarka, President of CSIA.”While the delegation was limited to those members from Hong Kong, the United Kingdom and India we were representing all 18 national bodies of corporate secretaries and governance professionals that make up the membership of CSIA. All of them played a part by lobbying their national governments prior to the presentation.”
July 20, 2012
He added “The challenge now is to keep the momentum going. CSIA is adding members all the time and each new member adds their voice and weight to the inclusion of this US$36 billion business sector which can grow even faster if it has official recognition by the WTO. The world needs more trade and CSIA is of the opinion that official recognition of corporate governance, compliance and secretarial advisory services by the WTO will stimulate growth by more than US$1.5 billion per annum as well as help improve international corporate governance standards.”
The creation of this new classification was one of the CSIA initiatives the organisation has been pursuing since its launch in March 2010. The proposed new service head would include the following sub-heads:
• Corporate Governance Services
• Assimilation of Core Values, Ethics and Integrity
• Corporate Secretarial Services
• Secretarial Audit and Compliance Audit Services
• Certification Services
• Corporate Advisory Services “It was a big day for CSIA. We are a young organisation but growing almost daily in terms of members,” Mr. Murarka continued, “Corporate secretaries and governance professionals are distinct professionals who take the lead on corporate governance issues within their own organisations. The recognition of a new sectoral heading will provide such formal recognition of this profession” The inclusion of new service head will facilitate the rendering of Services by the professionals under Mode 3 & Mode 4 of the Supply of the services specified under the GATS. The CSIA position is that during the last decade the concept of corporate governance has significantly evolved around the world and therefore there is a need to establish a separate identity for the corporate governance services at a global level by seeking a separate heading in the WTO service sectoral classification list which was created way back in 1991 when the concept of corporate governance was not much prevalent as in the present scenario.
At the meeting of WTO’s Committee for Specific Commitments encouraging remarks were made to the CSIA proposal by the Country representatives to WTO from China, Hong Kong, India, Nigeria, Malaysia and Zimbabwe.
At a separate meeting, South Africa & Indonesia representatives also made encouraging remarks to the CSIA proposal.
The Chairman of WTO’s Committee for Specific Commitments concluded CSIA item by noting the interest and supporting remarks of country representatives and agreeing that the proposal may be an item for further discussion.
Corporate Secretaries International Association (CSIA) is a Geneva based Global Body of Corporate Secretaries and Governance Professionals which was launched in March 2010. It consists of 18 member institutes from Australia, Bangladesh, Canada, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Malaysia, Mongolia, New Zealand, Nigeria, Pakistan, Singapore, South Africa, Sri Lanka, UK, USA, Zimbabwe.
CSIA is dedicated to promoting the values and practices of governance professionals such as qualified chartered secretaries, corporate secretaries, company secretaries and board secretaries who are at the frontline of governance.
The founder members of CSIA are Chartered Secretaries Australia Limited, The Hong Kong Institute of Chartered Secretaries, The Institute of Company Secretaries of India, The Malaysian Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators, The Singapore Association of Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators, Chartered Secretaries Southern Africa, The Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators-UK, The Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators in Zimbabwe.
For the Creation of a New Separate Heading in the Services Sectoral Classification List To be Titled:
Corporate Governance, Compliance and Secretarial Advisory Services
To view this proposal, please click the link below:
12 06 08 CSIA Application to WTO FINAL.pdf
12 06 13 CSIA Application to WTO FINAL (French).pdf
12 06 13 CSIA Application to WTO FINAL (Spanish).pdf
12 06 25 WTO New Class CSCSAS presentation.ppsm
Washington, DC, February 2012 - The Corporate Secretaries International Association (CSIA) and the Forum launched the development of the Corporate Secretary Training Supplement through a four-day workshop involving the project’s working-group members from seven countries.
As the board’s 'conscience,' a corporate secretary has a key role in shaping how a board-and the company-is governed. Corporate secretaries provide counsel on best practices, oversee corporate disclosures of financial information, ensure that board directors are fully informed, and often work closely with stakeholders.
The training supplement will cover the role of corporate secretaries in corporations, family-owned or family-controlled companies, and state-owned enterprises. It will examine the corporate secretary’s value in improving a company’s performance through better governance. The supplement also will explore the secretary’s core responsibilities-as communicator, board advisor, and compliance officer. The final section will look at the emergence of independent practitioners in providing audits of corporate secretaries’ roles and performance as well as other consulting services. Throughout the supplement, the emphasis will be on examples and practical insights.
The supplement will be modeled on the Forum’s highly successful Board Leadership Training Resources Toolkit, which has pioneered adult-learning methodologies to train trainers, who, in turn, train board directors. “This project will benefit from more than three years of experience by the Forum in helping train directors in more than 50 countries,” says Ghita Alderman, a Forum projects officer. “The CSIA’s global network will support the supplement’s contents, particularly in providing practical insights and advice that participants in our training have found invaluable.”
In raising awareness of the role of corporate secretary-among boards, institutes, and government officials-the supplement will help boards that currently have no corporate secretary establish this role. It will also serve to further develop the role where secretaries are already in pace but underused.
“Advancing good corporate governance must include corporate secretaries as part of efforts to build board capacity in the emerging market and developing countries,” says Philip Baldwin, chief executive officer of the Hong Kong Institute of Chartered Secretaries and CSIA’s representative. “Corporate governance must be a core competency of corporate secretaries.”
In Detail: Corporate secretaries have a central role in corporate governance through their performance of the following responsibilities:
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22 September 2011 – Corporate Secretaries International Association (CSIA) successfully hosted their inaugural conference - the CSIA 1st international Corporate Governance Conference (iCGC) – in Shanghai today and tomorrow. The event was jointly organised by the Shanghai Stock Exchange (SSE). Over 180 international experts and high-level delegates from all over the world attended todeliberate, question, discuss and debate the question in the conference’s theme: “Sustainable
Corporate Governance – Towards a Global Model?”
The conference addressed key issues including: “Western Corporate Governance Practices: the Role Model?”, “Non-Western Corporate Government Practices: the Emerging Model?”, “Towards a Sustainable Global Model?” Speakers and panellists came from Africa, Australia, mainland China, Hong Kong, India, the UK and the US as well as many other countries and regions. Added to these distinguished corporate and academic presenters were delegates from the 14 CSIA member countries and a significant number of prominent local governance corporate professionals and businessmen.
“While most participants in the governance debate agree that there are universally accepted corporate governance principles, the reality is that each country and region has its own quirks and customs,” said Mrs. April Chan, President of CSIA. “As CSIA aims to be the global voice of corporate secretaries and governance professionals, I hope that we can go at least some way to answering the question of whether, despite the various local influences, sustainability will finally bring about a single global governance model.” Mrs Chan added.
Mr. Qinye Zhou, Chief Accountant at the Shanghai Stock Exchange and the keynote speaker of the Conference said: “This is an influential, global event that promotes the development of corporate governance across the world. The conference proved to be an excellent opportunity for Asian and non-Asian countries to network and exchange valuable ideas and experiences.”
Key speakers and panelists include:
Mrs April Chan FCIS FCS(PE), President, Corporate Secretaries International Association; President, The Hong Kong Institute of Chartered Secretaries; Company Secretary of CLP Holdings Ltd
Professor Xinsheng Cheng, Professor, PhD Supervisor, Business School of Nankai University
Ms Susie Cheung FCIS FCS(PE), General Counsel and Company Secretary, Hong Kong Mortgage Corporation Limited
Mr Ge Deng, Director, Supervision Department of Listed Companies, China Securities Regulatory Commission
Ms Katherine K Combs, Chairman, Society of Corporate Secretaries and Governance Professionals
Mr Wei Gao, FCIS FCS, Board Secretary & General Counsel, Sinotrans Ltd.
Mr Qing Huang, Board Secretary, China Shenhua Energy Company Limited
Professor Roger King, Director, Center for Asia Family Business and Entrepreneurship Studies, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Dr Grant Kirkpatrick, Deputy Head, Corporate Affairs Division, Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development
Mr Ben Mathews, BA (Hons.) FCIS, Company Secretary and Global Head of Secretarial Services, Rio Tinto plc
Mr Hakeem Ogunniran, FCIS, Managing Director/CEO ACN Property Development Company Plc
Dr Yaga Ramesh Konda Reddy, Founder Trustee & Head, Academy of Corporate Governance
Mr Tim Sheehy, Chief Executive Officer of Chartered Secretaries Australia
Ms Edith Shih FCIS FCS(PE), Head Group General Counsel & Company Se cretary, Hutchison Whampoa Limited
Dr R I (Bob) Tricker, founder-editor of Corporate Governance: An International Review
Mr Peter Turnbull, CIS, Treasurer, Corporate Secretaries International Association
Mr Jun Yao, FCIS FCS, Company Secretary & General Counsel, Ping An Insurance (Group)
Ms Elena Yu, Associate Director, Enterprise Risk Services Department, Deloitte Shanghai Mr Qinye Zhou, Chief Accountant, Shanghai Stock Exchange
The conference was widely supported by international organisations, including Global Corporate Governance Forum and OECD, and leading companies in the corporate governance sectors, including CLP Holdings Ltd., Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu CPA Ltd, KCS Management & Consultancy (China) Co. Ltd, Yanzhou Coal Mining Company Limited, Cash Financial Services Group Ltd (CFSG), China Shipping Container Lines Co. (CSCL), Commonwealth Bank of Australia and Lippo Group.
CSIA is grateful to have continued support from our founding sponsor, Computershare. “Computershare is pleased to continue its strong relationship with the CSIA with sponsorship of this first International Corporate Governance Conference in Shanghai. Corporate Governance is a key focus for our clients the world over and the learnings from this collaboration of Corporate Secretaries and corporate governance from around the world will play an important part in shaping the role of governance in the future,’ said James Wong, Chief Executive Officer of Computershare Asia.
About Corporate Secretaries International Association
Corporate Secretaries International Association (CSIA) is dedicated to promoting the values and practices of governance professionals such as qualified Chartered Secretaries, corporate secretaries, company secretaries and board secretaries who are at the frontline of governance.
CSIA, a Geneva-registered trade body, was established in March 2010. It formed to give a global voice to corporate secretaries and governance professionals throughout the world. CSIA Member organisations include national/territorial representative organisations from Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, India, Kenya, Malaysia, New Zealand, Nigeria, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Southern Africa, UK/Ireland, the US and Zimbabwe.
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To find out more about CSIA, please visit: www.csiaorg.com
For more information on the conference, see the conference Web page at: http://www.icgc2011.com/english
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Dr Grant Kirkpatrick,经济合作及发展组织企业事务处副主管
Mr Ben Mathews BA (Hons.) FCIS, Company Secretary and Global Head of
Secretarial Services, Rio Tinto plc
Mr Hakeem OgunniranFCIS, Managing Director/CEO UACN PropertyDevelopment
Dr Yaga Ramesh Konda Reddy,Founder Trustee& Head, AcademyofCorporate
DrRI (Bob) Tricker, founder-editorof Corporate Governance: AnInternational
ReviewMr Peter Turnbull FCIS, Treasurer, Corporate SecretariesInternational Association
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