Governance: A risk or an opportunity? Strict governance rules are overreaching non regulated sectors

Category
Master Class
Date
2018-05-24
Venue
PLMJ offices Av. da Liberdade 224 Edifício Eurolex 1250-148 Lisbon

24 May 2018, Lisbon

After the financial crisis there was a paradigm shift, a move from traditional light touch, soft law and disclosure-based regulation towards hard regulatory intervention (with no opt out allowed) with intrusive supervision and more detailed regulation

The financial sector has gone beyond recommendations envisaged in codes of good practice. Today governance requirements for banks are stricter than those included in the codes of the Portuguese Securities Market Commission and of the Portuguese Institute of Corporate Governance. However, such requirements will likely spill over outside of the financial sector and include listed companies in general, especially in relation to internal control (i.e requirements around personal data governance).
A fundamental component of excellent governance is that the board collectively, and board members individually, always act in the best interests of the organisation at all times. While individuals bring a diverse range of experiences, knowledge, perspectives to the board, as well as representing specific agendas and markets, those “biases” have to be corralled and channelled into what’s best for the organisation. An effective way to support this approach is for the board to apply an evidence-based decision making process.

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