On Thursday, November 21, over 400 industry professionals in the governance, risk and compliance world will gather to celebrate the best of the best in GRC at the annual Corporate Secretary’s Corporate Governance Awards.
Both teams and individuals will be recognized for excellence in their industry at a prestigious gala event held at the Cipriani 25 Broadway in New York City.
For our awards, individuals and companies have the opportunity to nominate themselves or others, free of charge. The nomination period for this year’s awards is now open! Find out more information on how you can submit entries here.
More information on the categories, how the winners are chosen and a glimpse into how this fantastic evening is shaping up can be found below. Join us to meet the companies that are consistently raising the bar and pushing the profession forward through innovation.
We are now accepting entries for this year's Corporate Governance Awards! The full list of categories open for nomination can be found below and to submit a nomination for this year, please click here to access the nomination form and to view the entry criteria.
The judging process is made up of two simple phases:
Phase 1: Judges are sent all submissions for review. They are asked to score the entries for each category based on the criteria. The judges scores will then be collated and averaged, which will form the initial short lists.
Phase 2: For the second phase, judges come together to discuss, with renewed scrutiny, those entries that have made it through to the shortlist. This final stage will determine the winners and runners up, where applicable, in each category.
The judges scores will not be shared with nominees, however, comments may be published in articles or reports after the event. The judges are not required to make comments against every submission. This year’s judging panel will be announced shortly.
Our awards categories provide a fantastic opportunity to ensure your team or client is recognized and acknowledged by the community for their great achievements and successes over the past year.
Here are our top tips to assist you with catching the attention of the judges and making sure your nominations are in contention to be winning entries:
Our evening of elegance – a black tie affair – will commence at 6.30 pm at Cipriani, Broadway. Please see the timeline below for further event details.
Corporate GRC professionals are also invited to join us during the day for the Corporate Secretary Think Tank. Find out more here.
Taking place on the morning of the awards ceremony, the Corporate Secretary Think Tank is an invitation-only event exclusively for senior GRC professionals.
It is free to attend and our unique format enables participants to network extensively, discuss, debate and dissect best practices and topical issues in the corporate governance world.
What makes our format so unique?
It is far removed from the traditional conference set-up as the event consists of a series of panel sessions followed by roundtable discussions on select GRC issues. These interactive sessions are an opportunity to share experiences with and learn from other top-rated corporate governance professionals. All discussions are confidential and none of the participants’ comments are attributed. This allows attendees to talk freely and have frank, open discussions.
"The awards are external validations for the work being done by the governance groups within companies whose work might go unseen by the average employee. Having a physical trophy is a good representation of the hard work of those teams"
"The Corporate Governance Awards are an excellent event that shines light on all aspects of corporate governance and recognizes a lot of hard work happening behind the scenes in leading organizations"
"It is important that the good work done by many members of the corporate governance community be highlighted, and I particularly appreciate the opportunity for recognition offered to smaller companies and rising stars"
"As was said by many, compliance is a critical function in today’s corporate world. Yet, those engaged in that effort receive insufficient attention. Corporate Secretary, generally, and this event in particular, shine appropriate light on not only the substance of ethics, compliance and good governance, but also put faces to the names who lead in this field"
For more information, please visit www.aig.com.
Broadridge Financial Solutions (NYSE:BR) is the leading provider of investor communications and technology-driven solutions for broker-dealers, banks, mutual funds and corporate issuers globally. Broadridge’s investor communications, securities processing and business-process outsourcing solutions help clients reduce their capital investments in operations infrastructure, allowing them to increase their focus on core business activities. With more than 50 years’ experience, Broadridge’s infrastructure underpins proxy voting services for more than 90 percent of public companies and mutual funds in North America and processes more than $5 trillion in fixed income and equity trades per day. Broadridge employs approximately 6,400 full-time associates in 13 countries.
For more information, please visit www.broadridge.com
Diligent is the leading provider of secure corporate governance and collaboration solutions for boards and senior executives. Over 14,000 clients in 85 countries and on all seven continents rely on Diligent to provide secure, intuitive access to their most time-sensitive and confidential information, ultimately helping them make better decisions. Solutions under Diligent’s Governance Cloud include Boards, Secure Messaging, Meeting Minutes, D&O Questionnaires, Board Evaluations and Entity Management. Visit us at www.diligent.com or follow us on Twitter @diligentHQ to learn more.
Donnelley Financial Solutions (NYSE: DFIN) provides software and services that enable clients to communicate with confidence in a complex regulatory environment.
With 3,500 employees in 61 locations across 18 countries, we provide thousands of clients globally with innovative tools for content creation, management and distribution, as well as data analytics and multi-lingual translations services. Leveraging advanced technology, deep-domain expertise and 24/7 support, we deliver cost-effective solutions to meet the evolving needs of our clients.
For more information, please visit www.dfsco.com
Innisfree provides sound advice and results-oriented implementation in domestic and cross border proxy solicitations, tender/exchange offers, mergers and other corporate actions, as well as consulting services on strategic management issues, including corporate governance and investor relations.
For more information, please visit www.innisfreema.com
Marsh & McLennan (NYSE: MMC) is the world’s leading professional services firm in the areas of risk, strategy and people. The company’s nearly 65,000 colleagues advise clients in over 130 countries. With annual revenue over $14 billion, Marsh & McLennan helps clients navigate an increasingly dynamic and complex environment through four market-leading firms. Marsh advises individual and commercial clients of all sizes on insurance broking and innovative risk management solutions. Guy Carpenter develops advanced risk, reinsurance and capital strategies that help clients grow profitably and pursue emerging opportunities. Mercer delivers advice and technology-driven solutions that help organizations meet the health, wealth and career needs of a changing workforce. Oliver Wyman serves as a critical strategic, economic and brand advisor to private sector and governmental clients. For more information, visit mmc.com, follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter @mmc_global or subscribe to BRINK.
Nasdaq (Nasdaq: NDAQ) is a leading global provider of trading, clearing, exchange technology, listing, information and public company services. Through its diverse portfolio of solutions, Nasdaq enables customers to plan, optimize and execute their business vision with confidence, using proven technologies that provide transparency and insight for navigating today’s global capital markets. As the creator of the world’s first electronic stock market, its technology powers more than 90 marketplaces in 50 countries, and 1 in 10 of the world’s securities transactions. Nasdaq is home to approximately 3,900 total listings with a market value of approximately $13 trillion. To learn more, visit: http://business.nasdaq.com
The Corporate Governance Awards first began in 2008 and are celebrated by more than 400 industry professionals every November in New York City. Recognizing the best of the best in governance, risk, compliance and ethics, these awards are looked forward to every year by corporate practitioners and service providers alike. Sponsoring a Corporate Governance Award tells your prospects you’re proud of the efforts they go through and that you support them in their endeavors. Sponsoring the awards also aligns your company name and brand with the best in the community.
What’s included in a sponsorship package?
We have a range of excellent sponsorship opportunities available at this year’s Corporate Governance Awards. For more information on these opportunities or any other ideas that you may wish to discuss, then contact Ian Richman at +1 212 430 6865.
The Corporate Governance Awards 2019 will be held at Cipriani 25 Broadway. Designed by Benjamin Wistar Morris in 1921, with 65 foot high ceilings, soaring marble columns and murals painted by Ezra Winter, it is truly a sight to behold. See the space come to life at this year’s awards gala!
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Sign up for the complete experience below. You will have full access to the welcome drinks reception, the glamorous dinner, the prestigious awards ceremony and the fun-filled after party! If you have any questions regarding booking seats and tables for the awards, please contact
Brigitte Toledano on +1 212 430 6861.