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TANGIBLE BENEFITS OF A CORPORATE GOVERNANCE FRAMEWORK® (2016-06-07)

Article by Jenè Palmer

Forward thinking organisations have realised that corporate governance does not merely fall into the portfolio of the Company Secretary.  Indeed, the draft King IV Report on Corporate Governance for South Africa 2016 (‘King IV’), describes corporate governance as “the exercise of ethical and effective leadership by the governing body” of an organisation.

Why then is corporate governance still viewed by many organisations as a process which increases bureaucracy and drives a ‘tick box’ exercise?  Perhaps the explanation lies in not understanding and appreciating the value which can be unlocked by implementing a purpose-built Corporate Governance Framework® which is tailored to the organisation.  Empirical research supports the fact that good corporate governance translates into tangible and sustainable benefits for the organisation.  Some of these benefits are set out below.

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