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The Australian Corporate Governance Transparency Index (ACGTI) Update

The Australian Corporate Governance Transparency Index (ACGTI) Update

Sovereign Governance Advisory announces the 2021 update to the Australian Corporate Governance Transparency Index (ACGTI), an online benchmarking tool for Company Secretaries and Non-Executive Directors accessible through our company website. Sovereign Governance Advisory conducted a comprehensive update to the ACGTI methodology and scoring for the S&P/ASX 300 index. The methodology has been expanded from a total of 28 to 30…

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Announcing the Australian Corporate Governance Transparency Index (ACGTI)

Announcing the Australian Corporate Governance Transparency Index (ACGTI)

Sovereign Governance Advisory is proud to announce the launch of the Australian Corporate Governance Transparency Index (ACGTI), an online benchmarking tool now accessible through our company website. What is the ACGTI? The ACGTI is an interactive online governance disclosure assessment tool created by Sovereign Governance Advisory for Company Secretaries and Non-Executive Directors of S&P/ASX 300 companies only. The methodology applied is…

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2019 Australian Annual General Meeting Season Review

2019 Australian Annual General Meeting Season Review

Amidst heightened awareness regarding environment, social and governance (ESG) investment impact considerations by global equity investors, the increasing staff counts amongst proxy and governance representatives of global institutional asset owners, and the continued mainstreaming of ethical investment mandates, the 2019 Australian shareholder voting season was expected to be considerably contentious. Irrespective of the expectations for a volatile AGM season, institutional…

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Climate Change Risk Disclosure and the Role of Australia’s Financial Regulators

Climate Change Risk Disclosure and the Role of Australia’s Financial Regulators

One of the key takeaways in attending the 2019 Australian Council of Superannuation Investors (ACSI) Conference in Melbourne last week were the contributions by Mr. John Price, Commissioner of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC), and Mr. Geoff Summerhayes, Board Member of the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA). Whilst much has been aired around institutional shareholder trends concerning climate…

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Sovereign Insights, Autumn 2019

Sovereign Insights, Autumn 2019

To mark the launch of Sovereign Governance Advisory we are pleased to introduce Sovereign Insights, a regular series of complimentary and informative newsletters concerning corporate governance trends and developments. This newsletter will feature research and thought leadership from Australian governance experts, as well as discussions with company directors, institutional shareholders and their governance advisors. In publishing Sovereign Insights, we seek…

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Sovereign Governance Advisory Established to Provide ASX Companies with Disclosure and Engagement Solutions

Sovereign Governance Advisory Established to Provide ASX Companies with Disclosure and Engagement Solutions

2 April 2019 – Sydney based Sovereign Governance Advisory launches today as an independent corporate governance consulting group to provide Australian boards and senior management with practical company disclosure and institutional shareholder engagement solutions. The company brings years of experience providing proxy research advice to global institutional shareholders, as well as servicing ASX companies across annual general meeting considerations, corporate…

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