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    As a $9.4 trillion company, BlackRock wields enormous investment power and its recent update with regards proxy voting guidelines gives a clear statement of priorities for 2021 and a significant assertive shift: "Given the need for urgent action on many business-relevant sustainability issues, we will ...

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    An excellent contribution thank you @suzyo ngandu . I would be really interested in your thoughts on improving psychological safety in your context? I am sure your comment around Chairpersons tending to move too rapidly towards common ground and a decision, will also resonate with others. I can certainly ...

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    Hello Lloyd This is a great concept which should be adopted by all in furtherance of encouraging diverse thinking on Boards. I particularly liked the concept of creating psychologically safe spaces for Board members who should be encouraged to express themselves even at the risk of going against the ...

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    As part of the UKRIAT Division's research into governance professionals perceptions of board effectiveness, diversity and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have prepared a short survey , which should take no longer than ten minutes to complete, and would be grateful if members from other divisions ...

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    My recently released paper on diversity of thought makes the case that this should be defined in two ways: group composition and group culture . Composition relates to how much inherent potential there is for thinking differently, whereas culture impacts on how diversity of thought will (or won't) ...

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    Hi The position in South Africa is wonderfully simple! Section 63 (2) of the current Companies Act states that unless prohibited by its memorandum of incorporation, a company may hold meetings (a) entirely by electronic communication, (b) that one or more shareholders themselves or through their ...

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    Mark The Securities Commission Malaysia has been providing Guidance and FAQs on the Conduct of General Meetings for Listed Issuers during the Movement Control Order (MCO) since April 2020 and the Guidance and FAQs have been revised with the latest on 9 December 2020. As the MCO moves into different ...

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    Hi Tim good to hear from you and my best wishes for Christmas and a better New Year. It is interesting how the regulators are tackling this question of virtual/hybrid meetings.I think it will be very difficult now to retrench to pre-Covid times and to ignore the technology that clearly exists and operates ...

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    Dear Tahiana, I very much appreciate you sharing this information with me. It seems as though we are both moving along with similar timeframes in France and the UK. Kind regards, Mark Peters ------------------------------ mark peters Group Company Secretary London ------------------------------

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    Hi George. Thank you for sharing this information.Its much appreciated. Kind regards, Mark Peters ------------------------------ mark peters Group Company Secretary London ------------------------------

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