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Poor corporate governance practices have been rightly described as being the Achilles’ heel of many companies in various countries; thus, companies must religiously comply with guidelines, laws and regulations issued to ensure the preservation and growth of companies and economies- to wit the “Corporate Governance and Regulatory Compliance: The Regulator, Regulations and the Regulated” presents an apt guide. Through the book – Corporate Governance and Regulatory Compliance, the Society for Corporate Governance Nigeria targets making regulatory compliance an easier exercise for the regulators and corporations and providing practical insights into corporate governance in Nigeria and effective regulatory compliance. Furthermore, the book aims to bring forth a new dawn in the interaction between regulators and the regulated entities. Also, it will serve as a guide during the crafting of corporate governance regulatory frameworks and the furtherance of regulatory compliance and corporate governance best practices.
The Corporate Governance and Sustainability reporting provides a larger platform and framework of reporting to the readers. The benefits of which are innumerable including the promotion of corporate governance and sustainability best practices locally; the enlightenment of potential investors, lenders, and rating agencies; and the facilitation of issuance of appropriate guidelines and policies by regulatory institutions. This publication also intimates stakeholders about the company’s corporate governance and sustainability practices so as to develop the necessary atmosphere of confidence for achieving long-term investment, financial stability and sustainable growth. The Society for Corporate Governance Nigeria has put together a book that stresses and examines the corporate governance and sustainability reporting structures of the top thirty (30) most capitalized companies on the Nigerian Stock Exchange, giving understanding to the rules that apply to those structures.
Financial Statements are the principal means of reporting information to a wide range of stakeholders, on the financial position, performance and liquidity of an entity. Consequently, directors have a core responsibility of its compliance with financial reporting standards. Understanding Financial Statements and Reports discusses a wide range of issues such as compliance with specific regulatory disclosure requirements ensuring the integrity of data in the rendition of reports, as well as knowing and measuring the key elements of financial statements. The Society for Corporate Governance Nigeria in recognising the significant need for directors to better understand the financial statements of the organisations on whose boards they serve, presents a book, whose usefulness lies in the topics covered and the practical methods laid out in fulfilling the directors’ oversight responsibilities relating to financial statements.
A key role towards the realization of an effective board is placed on the Board Chairman. However, the Chairman doesn’t act alone, and requires the support and complementary skills of the other board members. Leading an Effective Board examines the various dynamics and bottlenecks in the board’s governance cycle, with an intent to guide both board chairman and board of directors. The book analyses the quadrant model of key elements of an effective board: the role of the chairman in succession planning; board performance and assessment with the ultimate aim of creating an effective Board chairman’s role. The Society for Corporate Governance Nigeria has put together a concise compendium on the leadership of the board, its intrinsic link with governance, board composition, structure, effectiveness and accompanied with useful appendices. The book champions good practice and the various in-depth analysis act as a launching pad for new thinking and offer useful ideas in the ever changing business environment.
As boards are entrusted with planning and strategizing for the short and long term benefit of the company, the Directors Handbook on Corporate Governance equips corporate boards with vital information and tool-kits which acts as the compass that will help them navigate often perilous waters. The Directors Handbook on Corporate Governance presents to the reader a comprehensive manual on the personality of a director, board chairman, dynamics of board committees, necessity of board evaluations, board demands of a company secretary, decided court cases on the execution of fiduciary duties, comparative analysis of the corporate governance codes, and trends of corporate governance from which boards can utilize their powers through policies, to implement in their companies.