EquitiesFirst has joined forces with Nasdaq Governance Solutions to publish a series of research reports on corporate governance for selected markets in APAC. We have assembled a team of experts on corporate governance in each of the subject markets to provide background and key insights on the space. These reports are for both investors in and management of listed companies focused on creating long-term value in their enterprises.

The topic areas will range from governance best practices, technological shifts, regulatory trends, communication, investor expectations and other topics tailored specifically to each of the regions.

Background

This report covers some of the major developments and changes affecting corporate governance for listed companies in Australia as well as insights into best practices.


Executive Summary

It is essential for corporate management, investors and directors to stay up-to-date on Australia’s shifting governance landscape and how it affects them. 

First, they are likely to face heightened scrutiny as 2021 progresses.  

Second, past corporate scandals in Australia and abroad which highlighted the ignorance of corporate has resulted in several inquiries and responses from government and legislators.  

This report covers some of the major developments and changes affecting governance on the ASX in recent times including:

  • ASX Corporate Governance Principles
  • Corporate Culture
  • Gender Diversity
  • Remuneration Reporting
  • Climate Change and ESG Reporting
  • Independent Non-Executive Directors
  • Board Renewal
  • Continuous Disclosure
  • Investor Relations

This report covers some of the major developments and changes affecting governance on the ASX in recent times including:

  • ASX Corporate Governance Principles
  • Corporate Culture
  • Gender Diversity
  • Remuneration Reporting
  • Climate Change and ESG Reporting
  • Independent Non-Executive Directors
  • Board Renewal
  • Continuous Disclosure
  • Investor Relations


About the Author

“Listed Company Governance in Australia: An Evolving Landscape” was written by Zilla Efrat and co-published by Nasdaq and EquitiesFirst. It is the third in the series Corporate Governance: Driving Value Creation in Asia Pacific.

Zilla Efrat is an Australian-based journalist who specialises in writing about governance and financial developments. She currently contributes to Company Director magazine (published by the Australian Institute of Company Directors), Governance Directions (published by the Governance Institute of Australia) and Boardroom (published by the Institute of Directors in New Zealand).

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