Governance Matters Podcast

The Governance Matters podcast provides listeners with insight into the cutting-edge issues of the day for corporate secretaries, general counsel and all governance professionals. Produced by Corporate Secretary and sponsored by Computershare Georgeson, this monthly podcast will look at how the role of the corporate secretary and the board has evolved over time, as well as how the governance landscape continues to change.

From ESG to entity management, shareholder engagement to technology, we’ll hear from award-winning governance professionals and leading advisers about the latest public company governance matters.

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Computershare (ASX: CPU) is a global market leader in transfer agency and share registration, proxy solicitation and stakeholder communications. We also specialize in corporate trust, bankruptcy, class action and a range of other diversified financial and governance services. Georgeson, a Computershare company, is the world's original and foremost provider of strategic services to corporations and investors working to influence corporate strategy. We offer unsurpassed advice and representation for annual meetings, mergers and acquisitions, proxy contests and other extraordinary transactions.


Aug 02, 2021

‘One of our top priorities is to drive simplification in the landscape,’ says Janine Guillot, CEO of the Value Reporting Foundation – the organization created by the merger between SASB and the International Integration Reporting Council.

In the latest episode of the podcast, Governance Matters host Jeff Cossette catches up with Guillot to discuss her vision for the future of investor-facing ESG reporting and how the Value Reporting Foundation is working with the IFRS Foundation toward standardization.

‘We definitely think the alphabet soup can simplify and we think it can simplify around the concept of target users,’ Guillot says. ’I think it’s possible to envision a global set of standards targeted at the investor user, thinking through the lens of how sustainability issues impact financial performance and enterprise value.’

In part two of the episode, Ben Ashwell talks to Hannah Orowitz, senior managing director on Georgeson’s corporate governance advisory team, about the eye-catching takeaways from this year’s proxy season, from support for environmental-related proposals and uncertainty about say-on-climate efforts to discussions around diversity, equity and inclusion.


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