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Corporate governance rules in many countries, including Malaysia, have traditionally been based on the shareholder model. Even though it was acknowledged that stakeholders’ interests should be considered in creating long-term shareholder value, most principles and provisions are provided for the protection and creation of shareholder value.

The 2021 Malaysian Code on Corporate Governance is one of the first corporate governance codes to incorporate sustainability-related and ESG considerations into its principles, intended outcomes, practices and guidance. At the same time, sustainability reporting standards issued by various bodies globally require companies to disclose their sustainability governance structures and practices.

This one-day program will discuss how corporate governance practices can effectively incorporate ESG considerations in order for boards to discharge their responsibilities in an ESG world.

At the end of the program, participants will be able to, among others:

  • Understand how ESG considerations affect their fiduciary duties and board responsibilities;
  • Better align their corporate governance practices to ESG factors;
  • Exercise better oversight over ESG factors that affect their business;
  • Understand emerging issues in ESG.

Who should attend?

  • Chairman of Boards
  • Board Committee Members
  • Board of Directors
  • Anyone who might find this program helpful.

Should the Covid situation worsen and infection rates rise, we may resort to conducting the programs online or via a hybrid mode. In the event that that happens, please rest assured that participants will be notified ahead of time.

For every 2 pax who register from the same organization, there will be a 40% discount for the second participant i.e. fee will be RM1,500.
For more information, please e-mail


Professor Mak Yuen Teen teaches at the NUS Business School, National University of Singapore. Professor Mak has served on three of the four corporate governance committees set up by the Singapore authorities to develop and revise the code of corporate governance, including the first committee in 2000 and the most recent committee under the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) which released the 2018 Singapore Code. He currently serves on the Corporate Governance Advisory Committee under MAS aimed at continually raising corporate governance standards for listed companies in Singapore, and is a member of the Remuneration Sub-Committee.

He has produced a guide for Nominating Committees with KPMG, and served on the advisory panel of the Singapore Institute of Directors which produced the Nominating Committee Guidebook. Between 2000 to 2005, he served on the Governing Council of the Singapore Institute of Directors.

The facilitator is the managing editor of FORESIGHT, a series of reports published by Sustainability Finance Institute Asia and CPA Australia aimed at bridging ESG research and practice. His recent work covers topics such as integrating ESG factors into executive remuneration; sustainability governance structures and practices; materiality assessment of ESG factors; and benefit corporations and B Corp certification.


May 31

9.00am – 5.00pm

Program Fee

RM 2,500/ USD 650

August 14

9.00am – 5.00pm

Program Fee

RM 2,500/ USD 650