Corporate governance

Navigating Legal, Ethical
and Social Challenges

6 -10 November 2023

SIAS Corporate
Governance Week 2023

Attend this year’s Corporate Governance Week comprising Conference, Forums, Investor Forum, Investors’ Choice Awards, and the Charity Governance Conference and Workshops organised by SIAS.

Learn from industry experts, thought leaders and global executives as they share the latest trends in Corporate Governance within the corporate and charity sectors. 

Celebrate the award winners of the Investors’ Choice Awards as SIAS recognises and rewards companies, brokerages and journalists in Singapore for their excellence in areas such as investor education, corporate governance, transparency, shareholder communications and sustainability.

Join us and be a part of discussions that provide fresh insights into corporate governance trends and changes at this annual event.

Corporate Governance Programmes

6 November 2023, Monday

Corporate Governance Conference 2023

Gain valuable insights into the complex interplay between trust and corporate governance, as well as practical strategies for strengthening trust with key stakeholders.

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7 November 2023, Tuesday

Corporate Governance Forum 1

In this forum, we delve into the critical role of investor relations in corporate governance, highlighting the strategies and practices.

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8 November 2023, Wednesday

Investors’ Choice Award

The global investment landscape is undergoing a transformative shift as investors increasingly recognise

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9 November 2023, Thursday

Corporate Governance Forum 2

Unravel this intricate interplay between governance and fraud in today’s increasingly complex business environment.

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10 November 2023, Friday

Investor Forum

Explore the multifaceted world of ESG factors, as well as climate governance, and their impact on investment strategies.

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21 November 2023, Tuesday

Charity Conference

Charities play a crucial role in society by responding to social needs in the community. They have the potential to build bridges

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Corporate Governance Pledge

Join a distinguished group of companies that are dedicated to setting high standards of corporate governance and ESG practices, and contributing to the growth and stability of Singapore’s business landscape.

Our Sponsors & Supporters

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Supporting Organisations

Event Sponsors

SIAS

SIAS is a Charity and an Institution of Public Character (IPC), and the largest organized investor group in Asia, with almost 71,000 retail investors as members. It is run by an elected Management Committee comprising of professionals who are volunteers. It actively promotes Investor Education, Corporate Governance and Transparency and is the advocate for Investor rights in Singapore.

SGX Group

We are Asia’s leading and trusted securities and derivatives market infrastructure, operating equity, fixed income, currency and commodity markets to the highest regulatory standards. We also operate a multi-asset sustainability platform, SGX FIRST or Future in Reshaping Sustainability Together (sgx.com/first).   

We are committed to facilitating economic growth in a sustainable manner leveraging our roles as a key player in the ecosystem, a business, regulator and listed company. With climate action as a key priority, we aim to be a leading sustainable and transition financing and trading hub offering trusted, quality, end-to-end products and solutions. 

As Asia’s most international, multi-asset exchange, we provide listing, trading, clearing, settlement, depository and data services, with about 40% of listed companies and over 80% of listed bonds originating outside of Singapore. We are the world’s most liquid international market for the benchmark equity indices of China, India, Japan and ASEAN. In foreign exchange, we are Asia’s leading marketplace and most comprehensive service provider for global FX over-the-counter and futures participants. Headquartered in AAA-rated Singapore, we are globally recognised for our risk management and clearing capabilities. For more information, please visit www.sgx.com. 

abs

The Association of Banks in Singapore (ABS) plays an active role in promoting and representing the interests of the banking community in Singapore. In doing so, ABS works closely with the relevant government authorities towards the development of a sound financial system in Singapore. Since its establishment in 1973, ABS has promoted common understanding among its members and projected a unifying voice on banking issues. It has brought its members closer together through various guidelines and banking practices as well as the support of projects of mutual benefit to face the challenges of the financial and banking community in Singapore. Today, ABS has a membership of more than 150 local and foreign banks.

More information on ABS is available on the website: www.abs.org.sg. 

ACRA

The Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA) is the regulator of business registration, financial reporting, public accountants and corporate service providers; it also facilitates enterprise. We provide a trusted and vibrant environment for businesses to thrive and flourish, and contribute towards making Singapore the best place for business.  

For more information, please visit: www.acra.gov.sg. 

SGLISTCOS

Established in May 2022, SGListCos is a dedicated association to represent the interests of all listed companies on the Mainboard and Catalist Board of the Singapore Exchange.  SGX and its community of listed companies have identified 3 key pillars or trending areas of interest for which Advisory Panels have been formed to exchange ideas and discuss action plans for the development of these areas.  The 3 key pillars will form the objectives and mission of SGListCos: (i) Thought Leadership and Advocacy, (ii)ESG; and (iii) Corporate Access and Investor Relations. 

ACCA

We are ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants), a globally recognised professional accountancy body providing qualifications and advancing standards in accountancy worldwide.  

Founded in 1904 to widen access to the accountancy profession, we’ve long championed inclusion and today proudly support a diverse community of over 247,000 members and 526,000 future members in 181 countries.   

Our forward-looking qualifications, continuous learning and insights are respected and valued by employers in every sector. They equip individuals with the business and finance expertise and ethical judgment to create, protect, and report the sustainable value delivered by organisations and economies.  

Guided by our purpose and values, our vision is to develop the accountancy profession the world needs. Partnering with policymakers, standard setters, the donor community, educators and other accountancy bodies, we’re strengthening and building a profession that drives a sustainable future for all. 

Find out more about us at accaglobal.com  

CFA

Founded in September 1987, CFA Society Singapore (formerly known as the Singapore Society of Financial Analysts – SSFA) is a professional society that brings together practitioners in the investment and fund management industry in Singapore. 

Its principal objective is to promote and uphold professional standards and ethical practice in financial analysis and investment management in Singapore. 

 CFA Society Singapore is the first CFA Member Society of CFA Institute to be established outside North America and, today, it is the 7th largest member society of CFA Institute​ with more than 4,000 members. 

 CFA Society Singapore is a founding member of the Investment Management Association of Singapore (IMAS). 

 The Society runs a whole host of programmes for members, CFA candidates, and also the investment community, including Professional Development talks and seminars, Networking sessions, CFA information sessions and examination review classes, and Career Development talks.​ 

CPA

CPA Australia is one of the largest professional accounting bodies in the world, with more than 172,000 members in over 100 countries and regions, including more than 8,600 members in Singapore. CPA Australia has been operating in Singapore since 1954 and opened our Singapore office in 1989. Our core services include education, training, technical support and advocacy. CPA Australia provides thought leadership on local, national and international issues affecting the accounting profession and public interest. We engage with governments, regulators and industries to advocate policies that stimulate sustainable economic growth and have positive business and public outcomes.

Find out more at cpaaustralia.com.au  

CSIS

Chartered Secretaries Institute of Singapore (CSIS) is a non-profit professional institute registered with the Registry of Societies. We promote effective governance and administration of organisations in the corporate and not-for-profit sectors. As such, we set the professional standards for Singapore Chartered Secretaries and governance professionals. We provide training and are ensure that our members observe our code for ethics and professional conduct.
  • Chartered Secretaries are recognised in the following legislations: Members of prescribed bodies under Section 89  Requirement of secretary of the Companies Regulations;
  • The definition of “qualified individual” as set out in section 28A of the ACRA Act; and
  • Section 7 of Business Trust Act (Chapter 31)

FMAS

The Financial Markets Association of Singapore (FMAS) is an organisation formed in 1972 and affiliated to ACI-FMA, the global umbrella body of financial markets associations. FMAS is at the forefront of setting standards for the financial markets’ professionals in Singapore with a strong focus on the domestic agenda. Our history has been inextricably linked with Singapore’s emergence as a leading financial centre in the world. The FMAS adopts a progressive focus on our efforts to promote the association’s key objective of fostering collaboration within the financial market ecosystem.

For more information visit https://fmasg.org.sg/about-page/our-history/ 

isca

The Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA) is the national accountancy body of Singapore. ISCA’s vision is to be a world-class accountancy body of trusted professionals, contributing towards an innovative and sustainable economy. There are over 33,000 ISCA members making their stride in businesses across industries in Singapore and around the world.  

Established in 1963, ISCA is an advocate of the interests of the profession. Complementing its Global Mindset with Asian Insights, ISCA leverages its regional expertise, knowledge, and networks with diverse stakeholders to contribute towards the advancement of the accountancy profession.  

ISCA is the Designated Entity to confer the Chartered Accountant of Singapore – CA (Singapore) – designation.  

ISCA is a member of Chartered Accountants Worldwide, a global family that brings together the members of leading institutes to create a community of over 1.8 million Chartered Accountants and students in more than 190 countries. 

For more information, visit www.isca.org.sg. 

imas

The Investment Management Association of Singapore (IMAS) was formed on 22 September 1997. It is a national representative body of investment managers spearheading the development and growth of the industry in Singapore.

By fostering high standards of professionalism and promoting exemplary practice among members, IMAS seeks to set the benchmark for the investment and fund management industry in Singapore.

It also serves as a forum for members in discussions as well as a collective voice where representation is needed on behalf of the investment management industry, facilitating training for its members, and contributing towards investor education.

For more information, visit the IMAS website at www.imas.org.sg

sas

The Securities Association of Singapore was registered and formed on 11 December 2001 which opens an exciting chapter for the stockbroking industry for companies from the securities and investment industry. The SAS actively engages regulators and policymakers and other players in the securities industry, on strategic, regulatory, technology and operational issues and systems affecting the industry. 

It provides a common platform for corporate members to meet and discuss key issues concerning the industry and present collective views and proposals to regulators and authorities. Members include retail broking houses and foreign/institutional stockbrokers.  

A new chapter has been formed for Associate Members who offer Contracts for Difference (CFDs) and Foreign Exchange Margin Trading. The new chapter aims to promote CFDs and LFX Margin Trading among investors and uplift the high industry standards through public education by making sure they understand the investment products and risks involved.  

The institute of internal auditors

The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) Singapore is the only professional body dedicated to the advancement and development of the internal audit profession in Singapore. For more than 40 years, we have been advocating the interests of the profession and remain committed to raising the profile and standing of the internal audit profession and developing the knowledge, skills and expertise of internal auditors. Representing more than 2,500 members, we enhance technical excellence through The IIA’s International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing and Code of Ethics. 

 IIA Singapore is an affiliate of IIA Global. As an affiliate, this means that our members are concurrently members of IIA Global and have exclusive access to content, resources and benefits issued by IIA Global. Our members belong to a global community of more than 235,000 professionals in nearly 200 countries and territories who share a common vision to advance their professional growth in internal auditing and add value in their organisations.