REPORTING ON CORPORATE GOVERNANCE NiSMTHE PROGRAMME IS GENEROUSLY SUPPORTED BY THE GOVERNMENT OF JAPAN
CONTEXT The Global Corporate Governance Forum (GCGF) is a multi-donor fund facility ofthe International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the governments of Canada, France,Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, and Sweden. The GCGF is working closely withits partners - the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and National Institute ofSecurities Markets - for a capacity building programme in India in the area of corporategovernance, through training and research. The programme is designed to reach keyplayers in corporate governance in India, including board directors, practitioners,academics, and the media. This India initiative is generously funded by theGovernment of Japan. Because the media plays an important role in raising public awareness incorporate governance and supporting enforcement actions, the programme alsoincludes a series of workshops aimed at enhancing journalists’ knowledge andreporting techniques concerning corporate governance issues such as transparency,disclosures, Board room practices and roles and responsibilities of the Board and itsdirectors. The present Interactive Workshop on Reporting on Corporate Governancefor the media, forms a part of the GCGF’s capacity building programme in India for thepast three years. The Thomson Reuters Foundation is collaborating with the GCGF inproviding technical and resource support for the interactive workshop for the media.
HOW WILL THE WORKSHOP HELP? To achieve the objectives, the workshop would seek to provide atheoretical underpinning of corporate governance blended with practicalinsights and inputs relevant to reporting on corporate governance in India.It would provide the participants: • An overview of the current issues in corporate governance in India and globally • An understanding of specific reporting and writing techniques to enhance the investigative skills in the area of governance with the help of international experts • An overall knowledge of the data and information sources to help in informed writing and • Enable them to join a social interacting network similar to Facebook that will help them keep in touch with each other; stay engaged with the GCGF and with other participants in similar programmes conducted by GCGF elsewhere in the world, write articles; exchange experiences and learn from each other.
PROGRAMME TOPICS• The current issues and concerns in corporate governance and how corporate governance works in one of the leading companies in India along with a presentation, discussions and Q&A• What investigative business journalism is all about and the role of the journalists in investigating and reporting on corporate governance issues• The experiences and approaches of an internationally reputed investigative journalist working in the field of corporate governance in an interactive session• Exercises on reporting on corporate governance and• What to look for in financial and non-financial reports and introduction to basic accounting and reporting principles in the context of corporate governance and the application of these principles to examination of company’s financial statements.• Understanding what journalists can do... governance issues. Plus identify red flags, warning signs and interesting angles that can be explored further.The day’s session will end with a summary of key learnings, the next steps anddistribution of certificates.
TIMING9:00 AM – 7:00 PM9:00 AM and 9:30 AM: Registration and welcome refreshments1:30 PM – 2:30 PM : LunchTea and Coffee arrangements will be available in the classroomLEARNING TOOLS / METHODS Lectures and Video Case Studies Presentations Clips and ExercisesWHO SHOULD ATTEND?This programme is meant for business journalists in the print and electronic media who areinvolved in filing of reports and following up leads in the area of corporate governance.
PARTICIPATE NOW!There are no charges for the workshop.Confirm your participation by writing toChaitanya Nemali at firstname.lastname@example.org THE PROGRAMME IS GENEROUSLY SUPPORTED BY THE GOVERNMENT OF JAPAN