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Digital Transformation for Australian Healthcare Boards

As the pandemic unfolded, healthcare services locally and internationally performed monumental efforts to persist and remain relevant. Hospitals and medical services across Australia started shifting their healthcare systems using the latest technology to continue moving forward in a challenging economic climate.

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Upholding Healthcare Governance through a Board Management Platform

Global crises, like the Covid-19 pandemic, have revealed the significant role that governance plays in securing health and lives. Care practices and measures in response to health crises are only a portion of healthcare governance. Concerned with the processes and systems of an organization, governance is an overarching framework that underpins the efficacy and stability of an organization’s operation.

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Your Guide to Shifting to Hybrid University Model

There is no denying that the COVID-19 pandemic has completely redefined not just the workflow of businesses but also educational institutions. From holding online classes and board meetings remotely in the past two years, to shifting to yet another relatively new work setup, such changes further reinforced the need for innovation in modern governance.

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Live Voting in Annual General Meetings: What You Need to Know

In annual general meetings, apart from presenting annual reports and interacting with shareholders, voting is one of the most sought activities. This includes voting on electing the next board of directors, approving resolutions, and settling motions. However, as meetings are now held virtually or in a hybrid format, regulating authorities are requiring an efficient and transparent live voting technology.

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How Can a Board Portal Improve the Cybersecurity of Financial Institutions?

Security should be the utmost concern for all financial institutions for various reasons. Top on the list is to protect customer and client assets. By strengthening cybersecurity measures, financial companies can ensure that customer data is protected — eventually securing trust from stakeholders. This calls for financial boards to integrate advanced security measures across all governance practices, including meetings and data management.

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How Can Team Leads Encourage More Voices In Virtual Meetings

Virtual meetings have undeniably improved workplace communications. With so many remote team communication tools with advanced features like Q&A, breakout rooms, chat, reaction icons, virtual whiteboards, and so on, it has never been easier to ask questions and seek ideas from meeting attendees. But, think back to your virtual meetings this week. How many of them were successful? Are awkward silences the norm in your meetings?

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Exploring the Role of Audit Committees in Corporate Governance

Audit committees are vital in every company as they are involved in maintaining the company’s financial stability. One of their responsibilities is to prevent any misconduct in auditing and fraud in the company’s finances. Thus, they are crucial in gaining the trust and confidence of investors and stakeholders. Audit committees have an impact also on the board’s plans and decisions.

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Conducting Live Q&As in Annual Meetings: A Guide

During annual general meetings, your organization does not only present your financial reports and plans to your shareholders or members. Instead, you allow them to voice out and discuss company matters with you. After all, what is a meeting if it’s only one-way? AGMs are an avenue to strengthen your relationship with your shareholders and members. Fostering engaging discussions creates better conversations that would benefit both sides.

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Shareholder Activism Trends in 2022 and Beyond

Increasingly, companies are being challenged by shareholders seeking to influence change and exercise power over corporate activities, practices, and policies. Shareholder activists use their stake in the company to enact campaigns that can contribute to the overall company value or advocate for a social cause. Giving shareholders a voice has proven to increase corporate efficiency and mitigate any practice that can hinder the company from achieving optimal value.

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Navigating through SGX's ESG Disclosure Requirements

The concept of ESG (Environment, Social, and Governance) is an emerging trend among organisations and investors. In Singapore, more investors are now demanding companies to report their sustainability impact, issues, and efforts, alongside financial factors of their annual performance. Hence, this focuses on integrating ESG factors into business operations. Policymakers and regulating authorities are now rolling out requirements and standards with measurable targets and objectives.