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50 minutes | Aug 2, 2021
Episode five: Learn about the Value Reporting Foundation and proxy season takeaways
‘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. The Governance Matters podcast provides listeners with insight into cutting-edge issues of the day for corporate secretaries, general counsel and other governance professionals. The series looks 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, hear from award-winning governance professionals and leading advisers about the latest public company governance matters.
73 minutes | Mar 31, 2021
Episode four: What the Biden Administration means for governance professionals
In the latest episode of the Governance Matters podcast, we catch up with Jeffrey Siegel, managing director, head of US public and regulatory policy at BNP Paribas, about what whether the Biden Administration will lead to a new paradigm for corporate governance and ESG – both in terms of regulation and enforcement. In part two, Paul Conn, president of global capital markets at Computershare Georgeson, provides advice for this year’s annual meeting season, tips on how to enable beneficial owner attendance and discusses what we can learn from the GameStop situation. 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. This podcast looks 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.
58 minutes | Dec 8, 2020
Episode three: Understanding Federated Hermes’ ESG integration and emerging 2021 proxy season themes
For corporate governance teams, the proliferation of socially responsible investment asset managers presents both risks and opportunities. Ignore their expectations and you might expect not only a higher cost of capital but also a slew of unwelcome consequences on the proxy front. In the latest episode of the Governance Matters podcast, we catch up with Martin Jarzebowski, director of ESG and responsible investing at Federated Hermes, about his firm’s approach to integrating ESG and stewardship into investment decision-making. In the second part of the podcast, Brigid Rosati, managing director for business development and corporate strategy at Computershare Georgeson, gives us a rundown on some of the top trends from this year’s proxy season and emerging issues ahead of next year.
49 minutes | Nov 2, 2020
Episode two - Entities are everything – get them handled
High-profile fraud can have a massive impact on public companies, so the pressure is on for transparency across multiple geographies and jurisdictions. It’s a crucial part of the corporate secretary’s role. Jarrod Simpson, CEO of governance services at Computershare, and Connor Kuratek, chief corporate counsel and assistant corporate secretary at Marsh & McLennan Companies, speak to Corporate Secretary about why entity management matters and outline the influential role corporate secretaries play.
34 minutes | Sep 24, 2020
Episode one - The evolving role of the corporate secretary
In the very first episode of the Governance Matters podcast - produced by Corporate Secretary in partnership with Computershare Georgeson - Jeff Cossette talks to Hannah Orowitz, managing director of corporate governance at Georgeson, about how the role of the corporate secretary has evolved to become more strategic. In part two, we hear from Derek Windham, vice president, associate general counsel at Hewlett Packard Enterprise, about how he thinks about effective risk management.
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