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NZX’s revised Corporate Governance Code Published

New Zealand corporate governance code

The NZX’s revised corporate governance code (the NZX Code) and its supporting rule amendments have been published. The New Zealand Stock Exchange (NZX) which administers the code said this was the first substantial update since 2003 and represented a significant step forward for corporate governance reporting requirements in New Zealand.… Read the rest

New Zealand stock exchange requests comments on amended corporate governance code

NZX, the New Zealand stock exchange, has published a draft revised corporate governance code (NZX Code) and feedback to its earlier consultation on the changes required. This is the  first substantial update to the NZX Code since 2003.

The key changes to the code relate to environmental, social and governance (ESG) reporting, diversity reporting and executive remuneration disclosures.… Read the rest

New Zealand stock exchange provides update on corporate governance reporting review

The New Zealand Stock Exchange, NZX, is currently reviewing the responses to its recent consultation on proposed changes to corporate governance reporting requirements within the NZX Main Board Listing Rules.

One of the key concerns raised by respondents is the fragmentation of existing corporate governance reporting requirements in New Zealand and the NZX said it was engaging with a number of stakeholders, including the Financial Markets Authority (FMA) to understand how this can be addressed.… Read the rest

NZ company law to allow electronic voting

In a speech to the New Zealand Shareholders Association Conference and AGM, the NZ Commerce Minister, Simon Power, has pledged to include in the Regulatory Reform (Omnibus) Bill 2010, which is currently being drafted, provisions allowing for electronic participation in shareholder meetings.… Read the rest