CGI February's News Update

The Chartered Governance Institute

8th February 2022
Issue 16
 February's News Update
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A global mindset.
Spotlight on
CGI Global webinar – Ethical governance of AI 9 March
Given the ever-increasing worldwide usage of AI in social and economic systems, it is increasingly important for governance professionals to be aware of the risks that accompany the benefits offered by AI. Hear from the experts on the impact of AI in the boardroom, on your stakeholders and your organisation.

Thought leadership paper – Ethical governance of AI
The ability of AI systems to make decisions and perform tasks, which used to be the preserve of people, raises issues and concerns about fairness, accountability and integrity. This first discussion paper for 2022 provides valuable insights into how governance professionals can advise their organisation on how to navigate the governance of AI.

Latest from our blog
Director General’s blog – Front of mind – January 2022
Each year I have a look at what are the predicted governance trends as well as what happened to those from last year. The top six for 2022 are: director commitment, the board/management dynamic, business resiliency, human capital, continued ESG oversight and artificial intelligence.

What's new on the eCommunity?
The Great Resignation in 2022

Read more on an interesting article which focuses on the many challenges businesses face when it comes to people. The paper highlights the top five predictors of attrition and identifies and recommends four actions managers take in the short term to reduce employee attrition.

EQ for the Governance Professional

How could EQ (emotional intelligence) be applied effectively within the role of a governance professional? Could it be used to build strong relationships, and impact and influence as trusted advisors? Have your say on this eCommunity thread and share any experiences or challenges you've faced.

CGI - What's happening locally?
What's happening locally? 
The HKCGI unveils its New Brand Identity

The Hong Kong Chartered Governance Institute (HKCGI and the Institute) recently unveiled its new brand identity with the launch of its revamped website. The Institute’s new brand aims to reflect their unique position and critical role as highly qualified experts in corporate governance in Hong Kong and the Mainland of China, and as the China Division of the Chartered Governance Institute, an international organisation with nine Divisions globally.

“For our Institute, the name change highlights the fact that we promote a global gold standard in corporate governance", says Ms Ellie Pang FCG HKFCG, Institute Chief Executive.

"Our Institute’s new name, together with our members’ new designation and post nominals, will help us expand our membership, attracting high-calibre professionals from different industries who will in turn shape the Institute’s work on thought leadership.”

Governance Institute Announces 2022 Arts Collaborators

Governance Institute of Australia is pleased to announce its 2022 Arts Support Program collaborators: So Brave and the Museum of Underwater Art.

So Brave is a breast cancer charity for young women that raises awareness through art, and the Museum of Underwater Art, located on the Great Barrier Reef, educates about reef conservation. Governance Institute’s Arts Support Program was implemented in 2020 to assist the Australian arts community during the pandemic. Participants receive access to two online Governance Institute of Australia certificates to help boost knowledge and education of key governance and risk management practices.

Governance Institute CEO Megan Motto congratulated So Brave and the Museum of Underwater Art on their successful applications. “We are absolutely thrilled to be collaborating with these two outstanding organisations, working to raise awareness on such important issues,” Ms Motto said.

New President and CEO

Governance New Zealand is pleased to announce the appointment of Julie Hardaker FCG FGNZ as its new President, and Graham Hill as Chief Executive Officer.

Julie has previously served as Vice-President and is currently Chair of Women on Boards NZ. Julie is a practicing lawyer who holds public and private sector directorships, and is the former Mayor of Hamilton. Julie says she is delighted to take on the role of President and to continue the changes GNZ has been implementing under its new strategic plan. “I would like to thank Denis Mowbray for ably steering us through the past two years, including through the impact of Covid-19, and especially for his significant work and contribution to GNZ. I also acknowledge and thank outgoing Treasurer, Joy Tracey for her immense work and support for GNZ over the past six years.”

Graham brings to Governance NZ extraordinary experience as a dynamic and respected senior leader and CEO, most recently at Qualworx. Graham is an influential and decisive leader who has achieved exceptional financial successes, established strong and robust relationships with government, corporate and community sectors, and possesses a high level of personal commitment, professionalism and integrity. 

UiTM Students Conference 2021 

Last year, the Malaysian Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (MAICSA) jointly organised the 2021 Students Conference with Faculty of Administrative Science and Policy Studies of Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM).

With the theme 'Governance in the New Norm – Managing Change & Sustainability', the conference was held virtually on 11 December 2021 and attended by a total of 529 students from UiTM and other universities and colleges in Malaysia.

The Conference featured three stimulating and enlightening sessions; 'Chartered Governance Professionals in Leading Corporation', 'Navigating Your Career as a Future Company Secretary with Agility and Resilience', and 'Sustainability from the Corporate Governance Perspective' facilitated by notable fellow members of MAICSA.

MAICSA also briefed the students on the Chartered Governance Qualifying Programme (CGQP) qualification, particularly on how the CGQP can help students to advance their careers.

If you have any questions, please contact for more information.
Tom Morrison Essay Competition - Submission deadline: Monday 21 March 2022

Are you interested in the potential impact of governance on climate change?

Every year, The Chartered Governance Institute UK & Ireland offers students (the Institute's and others), recent graduates or governance professionals with a maximum of two years’ experience in a governance role a chance to join in the conversation by submitting their unique prospective on a topic. This year’s topic is:

Climate change: the existential threat of the century. Discuss the opportunity for the governance professional to be a part of the solution.

The Tom Morrison Essay prize exists to encourage new thinking and recognise original approaches to governance. There are cash prizes for the winning essays (£1000 and £500).

Enter this year’s Tom Morrison Essay Prize for the opportunity to gain recognition among your peers as a thought leader, have your work published in Governance and Compliance Magazine and add to your professional credits. 

Submissions are due before 5pm GMT on 21 March 2022, and should be between 2,000 and 2,500 words. A full description of the competition and the entry requirements can be found on the website. We look forward to seeing submissions from around the world!

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