Conduct a review of the governance of organisation

Assignment Conduct a review of the governance of your organisation Kentz (Now formally known as SNC-Lavalin) and write a report with your findings. Use the concepts, tools and techniques learned in this subject ‘Corporate Governance’ to review the structure, process, and effectiveness of the governance of the organisation, and to make recommendations for appropriate improvements. These focus questions can guide you in writing your report: 1) In which aspects of corporate governance has your organisation been reasonably successful? Discuss what has led to the success and how it could be sustained. 2) In which aspects of corporate governance has your organisation failed or been less successful? Discuss the reasons for this and what can be done to address them. Attachments include; 1) Assignment overview 2) Kentz Company Research Material to assist with report 3) 12 Corporate Governance Learning Guides 4) Required Corporate Governance Readings to reference Important Assignment Requirements The required word length for this assignment is 2500 words AIB standard report format. AIB’s document settings for academic work are as follows: • 12 point, sans serif font; for example: Calibri (which is the font used in this document), Helvetica or Arial • line spacing of 1.5 lines • language set as English • left aligned or justified. Harvard Style referencing (author-date and page style referencing which includes in-text citations plus a reference list). Example – (Hughes, Ginnett & Curphy 2012 p.125) All references must be from credible sources such as books, industry related journals, magazines, company documents and recent academic articles. Required Corporate Governance Readings to reference Tricker, B 2015, Corporate governance: principles, policies, and practices, 3rd edition, Oxford University Press (ISBN: 9780198702757) – Must be referenced through out report. www.kentz.commedia10479122786_kentz_csr2012_aw.pdf.pdf Building Better Futures – Kentz 2013 – www.kentz.commedia134837kentz_corporate_responsibility_report_2013.pdf.pdf Kentz Annual Report 2012 – www.kentz.commedia104777kentz_annual_report_2012.pdf.pdf Kentz Coporation Limited 2014 – ‘Kentz Corporation Limited’ 2014, pp. 1-19, Business Source Corporate Plus, EBSCOhost, viewed 22 May 2017..pdf Kentz Group News March 2013 – www.kentz.commedia3260Group%20News%20March%202013%20pdf.pdf.pdf Kentz Group News May 2009 – www.kentz.commedia1224Kentz%20Group%20News%20-%20May%202009.pdf.pdf kentz_annual_report_and_accounts_2013 – www.kentz.commedia134783kentz_annual_report_and_accounts_2013.pdf.pdf SNC Annual Report 2016 – httpwww.snclavalin.comenmediaarticles20172016-annual-report-now-available.aspx.pdf SNC to aquire Kentz 2014 – ‘SNC-Lavalin to acquire Kentz’ 2014, International Construction, 53, 6, p. 10, Business Source Corporate Plus, EBSCOhost, viewed 22 May 2017..pdf SNC-Lavalin Board of Directors Mandate -www.snclavalin.comenfilesdocumentsgovernanceMandate_en.pdf.pdf SNC-Lavalin Governance and Ethics Committee Mandate – www.snclavalin.comenfiles…governanceGovernance-and-Ethics-Committee_en.pdf.pdf Terms of reference of the Nomination … – Kentz – www.kentz.commedia…nomination_committee_terms_of_reference_aug_2012.pdf.pdf Learning Guides 1. Governance and management • Significance of constitutions for corporate entities • Memorandum and articles of association • Distinction between governance and management • Performance and conformance aspects of governance 2. The governance partnership: investors, companies and directors • Shareholder rights • Different types of ‘director’ appointments • Chairman and chief executive roles • Board structures • Board committees 3. The regulatory framework • Sarbanes-Oxley Act: United States • Cadbury to the combined code: United Kingdom • Governance debate • Corporate governance codes around the world 4. Theories and philosophies of corporate governance • Agency theory • Stewardship

theory • Systems theory 5. Functions of the board • Functions of the board • Corporate transparency • Delegation of board functions to management • Balance between the board’s performance and conformance roles 6. The reality of the boardroom • How people, power, and politics affect practice • Sources of governance power • Board styles • Corporate codes of ethics and their enforcement 7. Director’s capabilities and responsibilities • Desirable attributes in a director • Core competencies a director needs • Roles directors play • Legal duties of a director 8. Board activities: corporate governance in practice • Managing of board committees • The importance of the external auditor • The role of the company secretary • The influence of the audit committee 9. Assessment of directors, boards, and companies • Reviewing individual directors’ performance • Reviewing board performance • Corporate governance rating systems for companies • Corporate governance assessment systems for countries 10. Corporate risk assessment • Levels and types of risk • Risk analysis • Risk evaluation • Risk transfer 11. Corporate social responsibility and sustainability • Corporate social responsibility: strategies and policies • Corporate social responsibility reporting • Sustainability reporting • Balancing corporate responsibilities 12. Corporate governance and the future: the next thirty years • Today’s frontiers of corporate governance • Beyond the frontiers of corporate governance • What the future might look like Optional resources Useful websites include: • – A valuable site, full of corporate information by company, country and topic; reviews, updates and library plus vital links to other relevant corporate governance sites). • – Follow links by topic or country to corporate governance), corporate governance principles and discussion of corporate governance topics. • – This is the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 outlined with key sections including section 404. • – Director Resource Centre that provides information on governance including not-for-profit organisations. • American Law Institute – Principles of Corporate Governance: Analysis and Recommendations • Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) – OECD Principles of Corporate Governance • Bank of International Settlements – Principles for enhancing corporate governance • Committee of European Banking Supervisors (CEBS) High level principles for risk management • Financial Stability Board FSF Principles for Sound Compensation Practices • European Confederation of Directors’ Associations Corporate Governance Guidance and Principles for Unlisted Companies in Europe Research Centres • Australian Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility (ACCSR) • Centre for Corporate Law and Securities Regulation • Ross Parsons Centre of Commercial, Corporate and Taxation Law For international participants, the text may be supplemented by [their] local texts and resources on business law. For Australian students the major sources are: Australian Legislation • Corporations Act 2001 Cth (ComLaw) • Corporations Act 2001 Explanatory Memorandum Cth (ComLaw) • Corporations Regulations 2001 Cth (ComLaw) Regulators • Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) – Company officeholder duties and Duty to prevent insolvent trading: Guide for directors • Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) – Supervision Blueprint and Prudential Standard CPS 510 Governance • Takeovers Panel – Guidance Note 19: Insider Participation in Control Transactions Codes • Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) – ASX Corporate Governance Principles & Recommendations Professional and Industry Bodies • Australian Council of Superannuation Investors (ACSI) – Governance Guidelines • Australian Institute of Company Directors – Governance & Directors Issues • Australian Shareholders Association (ASA) • Governance Institute of Australia – Governance Directions and Good Governance Guidelines • CPA Australia – Compiled APES 110 Code of Ethics for Professional Accountants • Financial Services Council – IFSA Guidance Note 2 – Blue Book – Corporate Governance: A Guide for Fund Managers and Corporations Useful links by region Australia ASX Corporate Governance Council – Corporate Governance Principles and Recommendations – CPA Australia – Corporate Governance Toolkit for small and medium sized enterprises – Governance for Good – The Australian Charities and Not – for – Profit Commission guide for charity board members – Australian Institute of Company Directors – Good Governance Principles and Guidance for NFP Organisations – Not-for-profit Law Information Hub: Governance and legal duties of office holders – Asia Asian Corporate Governance Association – Canada Canadian Coalition for Good Corporate Governance – Chartered Professional Accountants – Corporate Governance – China Corporate Governance of Listed Companies in China – Code of Corporate Governance for listed companies in China – China (Hong Kong) Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants – Corporate Governance for Public Bodies – A Basic Framework – Egypt Guide to Corporate Governance Regulations and Standards in Egypt – Egyptian Institute of Directors – Ghana Ghana Stock Exchange – World Bank – Corporate Governance Country Assessment – Guyana Guyana Code on Corporate Governance – Malaysia Securities Commission Malaysia – Corporate Governance – Maldives Capital Market Development Authority – Corporate Governance Code – Namibia Deloitte: Namcode – The corporate governance code for Namibia – de_Brochure.pdf New Zealand Financial Markets Authority – Governance – Financial Markets Authority – Corporate Governance in New Zealand Principles and Guidelines – Nigeria Code of Corporate Governance for Public Companies in Nigeria – OECD OECD Corporate Governance – Singapore Code of Corporate Governance – visedCodeofCorporateGovernance3May2012.pdf Sri Lanka The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka & Securities and Exchange Commission of Sri Lanka – Code of Best Practice Corporate Governance – _code.pdf South Africa Institute of Directors Southern Africa – King IV TM Report on Corporate Governance for South Africa 2016 – Swaziland Corporate governance disclosure practices by Swaziland public enterprises – Trinidad and Tobago Caribbean Corporate Governance Institute – Corporate Governance Code – United Kingdom UK Corporate governance code – United States of America NYSE Corporate Governance Code –

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