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  • 21-Dec-2020 | Amit Tandon

    Hear the drumbeat, it is green

    From the PM, to regulators, to those setting global standards, to investors, to the communities companies operate in, to the millennials who will be their future customers, the drumbeat is changing

  • 24-Nov-2020 | Amit Tandon

    Boards and digital governance

    Digital governance concerns itself with establishing a framework or rules for laying down or smoothening a company's digital presence

  • 29-Oct-2020 | Amit Tandon

    Preparing for the next crisis

    The last two decades have been peppered with events like 9/11, the financial crisis, the taper tantrum and now Covid-19, with many regional and consequently less calamitous occurrences

  • 15-Sep-2020 | Amit Tandon

    Virtual shareholder meetings are here to stay

    Virtual meetings have no doubt preserved the form of AGM's but have also provided us with a window to rethink their substance

  • 17-Aug-2020 | Amit Tandon

    Banks in India: Too few to fail

    Forget the health of the banks, what should be worrying the regulators is just the number of banks through which such financial intermediation can take place

  • 23-Jul-2020 | Amit Tandon

    Shouldn't pay be for performance?

    Compensation is payment for what has been done. Performance is all about what has been achieved. Both can be measured. Surely, it cannot be so difficult to link the two

  • 25-Jun-2020 | Amit Tandon

    Extending the board's reach

    The governance of group companies will increasingly be an area of focus for the Sebi

  • 28-May-2020 | Amit Tandon

    Beyond financial numbers

    The need to present investors with meaningful business commentary is greater during periods of extreme disruption like the one we are going through than when it's business as usual

  • 02-Apr-2020 | Amit Tandon

    Slash dividend & prioritise shoring up balance sheet

    Only after business has stabilised and there is visibility ahead should companies look at paying their shareholders

  • 26-Mar-2020 | Amit Tandon

    Independent directors: Underpaid & unappreciated

    Independent directors have been in the eye of the storm for their inability to guide companies or being able to stand up to controlling shareholders

  • 18-Feb-2020 | Amit Tandon

    One India, one stewardship

    While the stewardship codes were first rolled out in 2017, India's experience with stewardship began earlier with Sebi's March 2010 circular.

  • 16-Jan-2020 | Amit Tandon

    Five trends that will shape governance in 2020s

    Governance is a journey, not a destination

  • 12-Dec-2019 | Amit Tandon

    Who owns listed companies?

    Institutional investors hold 41 per cent of the global market cap, with close to half of it as part of a passive strategy

  • 28-Nov-2019 | Amit Tandon

    The elephant in the board room

    The separation of the roles of the chairman and MD/CEO was bound to be contentious from the time it was mooted. Surprisingly, it took two years for industry to formally raise this issue

  • 24-Oct-2019 | Amit Tandon

    Corporates 2.0: Profit with a purpose

    The corporation is more than just about sustainable production. It is about companies taking into account the social order in which they operate

  • 29-Aug-2019 | Amit Tandon

    Selling less while raising more

    Clearer commercial focus and tighter financial discipline may yield a steady steam of dividends

  • 20-Jun-2019 | Amit Tandon

    Can a broken songbird sing?

    From principles of prudence and conservatism, which enabled auditors to certify that the numbers are "true and fair", there is a shift to "fair value"

  • 25-Apr-2019 | Amit Tandon

    A single-point agenda

    As companies enter the new financial year, it is worth pausing and looking at the lessons that the just completed year has had to offer, and what will be on the agenda for the coming year

  • 21-Mar-2019 | Amit Tandon

    Boards and political funding

    In a perfect world, business and political parties need to maintain a respectful distance. But given the influence policy has on the fortunes of a business, it is naïve to expect this

  • 07-Mar-2019 | Amit Tandon

    Will banks get their remuneration policy right?

    By focusing on pay, the regulator is signalling where its priorities lie

  • 12-Feb-2019 | Amit Tandon

    How to benefit from cross-border listing

    While Indian companies want to list off-shore, the country's strategic interests are better served if it encourages companies incorporated outside India to list on Indian exchanges

  • 25-Dec-2018 | Amit Tandon

    Do we really need dual-class shares?

    The recent roll-out of stewardship codes empowers shareholders, forcing managements to change behaviour

  • 04-Dec-2018 | Amit Tandon

    Fifty shades of green

    Investors are increasingly factoring in environmental, social and governance factors into their investment decisions

  • 04-Oct-2018 | Amit Tandon

    What next for IL&FS?

    Appointing a new board is the easy first step, now the heavy lifting has to begin

  • 16-Sep-2018 | Amit Tandon

    For want of a nail the battle is being lost

    How board compositions and tenures are costing PSUs their leadership