Vers un Board sans papier !

Read the last issue of Corporate Board Member magazine on boardmember.comVers un Board sans papier !

“Directors no longer like having to carry thick manuals of paper documents, and

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 there are better graphics on the iPad versus paper copies, along with the ease of making notes and annotations,” Thompson says. “Plus, it was so much easier for management to make updates via the portal versus having to hand out updated hard copies to the board at our meeting.

“I also like how easy it is to synch documents and document updates into the ‘briefcase’ and take them with you on board the plane for reading—there’s no need for an ongoing Internet connection,” he continues. “And the pushpins are a big plus in getting back to reading where I left off or to key pages of interest.”

Advocates of board portals point to the seamless ability to prepare documents online, eliminating the back-and-forth process of making changes, securing approvals, and managing addendums. Agendas and calendars are easily updated and information can be shared interactively between meetings, including the ability to handle written consents and conduct director questionnaires. In addition, absent directors can access meetings online, and emergency meetings can be held virtually with videoconferencing capabilities.

La formation en gouvernance s’internationalise : l’exemple de Singapour

Voici un article intéressant paru dans qui montre les besoins de formation en gouvernance des hauts dirigeants de Singapour et les efforts entrepris afin d’explorer les formations à l’internationnal, notamment en Europe.

La formation en gouvernance s’internationalise : l’exemple de Singapour

« Going back to school after climbing the corporate ladder – that’s what some top corporate executives are doing to keep up with rapid changes in the business world especially on corporate governance issues. Besides partnering SMU to conduct a certificate and diploma programme in company directorship, the Singapore Institute of Directors is also exploring the possibility of working with a leading a leading international institution to run an annual senior director and chairman programme for experienced senior directors.

With recent changes in Singapore’s corporate governance landscape, experts said there is a need for directors to upgrade their knowledge.

Irving Low, Partner and Risk Consulting Head at KPMG Singapore, said: « If you talk to the old boys from 10, 15 years ago, (you would realise that) how they manage risk and govern companies these days is very different. The old guards would say the world has changed completely. »