Corporate Secretary’s annual Corporate Governance Awards brings together industry professionals in the governance, risk and compliance world to celebrate the best of the best.
For our awards, individuals and companies have the opportunity to nominate themselves or others, free of charge, for a variety of key aspects of GRC.
We are now accepting nominations for the 2021 awards. More information about the categories, criteria, and judging process can be found below. Further details about the 2021 awards ceremony will follow in due course, including confirmation of format and timings.
For 2020, we brought the awards to the GRC community via our first ever virtual awards ceremony. The show was packed with live chats, real time competitions, exciting reveals and not least, an energetic virtual audience! You can catch up and view the full show by clicking here.
Download the entry pack containing all of the guidelines and information in one placeClick here
For our awards, individuals and companies are given the opportunity to submit written entries, free of charge, to be put forward to a panel of expert judges made up of corporate governance professionals and Corporate Secretary editorial team members.
We are now accepting nominations for the 2021 awards. Access the entry form by clicking here and follow the steps. The deadline for nominations is midnight (ET) on Friday, July 23.
If you have any queries about the entry process please contact Lauren Wilson at [email protected] or call +44 20 8004 5339.
Please note that categories are subject to change based on the final number of submissions received. Some categories may be split by market cap size.
The judging process consists of three simple phases:
Phase one: Once the entry deadline has passed, the Corporate Secretary editorial team reviews all submissions and produces the short list
Phase two: The short-listed entries are shared with an independent judging panel made up of industry experts. The judges review each short-listed entry and select their top two picks per category
Phase three: The judges come together to discuss, debate and select the final list of winners who will go on to win an award
The judges’ votes are not made public, but their comments may be published in articles or reports after the event. Judges are not required to make comments against every submission.
Market cap definition
Attendees at our awards are leading practitioners from across the US. Each participant is someone with an established track record and a strategic GRC role within their company. In addition to our nominees, some of our past attendees include:
|Job title||Company||Job title||Company|
|CCO||MMA Securities||SVP, associate GC & assistant secretary||Bank of America|
|CEO||Ethisphere||SVP, chief compliance officer||Visa|
|CEO||Everest||SVP, corporate governance||Columbia Bank|
|Chief corporate counsel||MMC||SVP, corporate secretary & deputy GC||AIG|
|Chief legal officer & corporate secretary||Dawn Foods||SVP, deputy GC & corporate secretary||Verizon Communications|
|COO||International Elite Capital||SVP, GC & corporate secretary||Clearway Energy|
|Director||Evergy||VP & assistant corporate secretary||BlackRock|
|Director, global ESG reporting & insights||AT&T||VP & associate GC||Hewlett Packard Enterprise|
|Director, corporate securities||HP||VP & chief ethics & compliance officer||3M|
|Director, governance and securities||Owens Corning||VP, assistant GC & secretary||IBM|
|Director, legal entity services||Mastercard||VP, corporate secretary||MVC Capital|
|EVP & chief legal officer||Nuance Communications||VP, associate GC||At Home|
|EVP & GC||MF Global Holdings||VP, corporate development, GC & CHRO||Columbus McKinnon|
|EVP, GC, secretary & CCO||B&G Foods||VP, corporate secretary||TD Bank Group|
|Senior director, global sustainability||Clarivate||VP, governance||Prudential|
|SVP & corporate secretary||Discovery||VP, assistant GC & assistant secretary||Coeur Mining|
|SVP||PepsiCo||VP, associate GC, corporate||Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings|
|SVP, deputy GC||Healthpeak Properties||VP, chief sustainability officer & group GC||The Travelers Companies|
|SVP, GC & corporate secretary||Avangrid||VP, learning & development||Change Healthcare|
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"The engaging nature of the virtual event!"
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"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"
"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"
American International Group, Inc. (AIG) is a leading global insurance organization. AIG member companies provide a wide range of property casualty insurance, life insurance, retirement solutions, and other financial services to customers in more than 80 countries and jurisdictions. These diverse offerings include products and services that help businesses and individuals protect their assets, manage risks and provide for retirement security. AIG common stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange. Additional information about AIG can be found at www.aig.com.
Chesapeake Utilities Corporation is a diversified energy delivery company engaged in the distribution of natural gas, electricity and propane; the transmission of natural gas; the generation of electricity and steam, and in providing related services to our customers. Information about Chesapeake Utilities Corporation and the Chesapeake family of businesses is available at www.chpk.com and on the Annual Report Microsite at https://cpkannualreport.com/2020/.
DFIN is a leading global risk and compliance company. We’re here to help you make smarter decisions with insightful technology, industry expertise and data insights at every stage of your business and investment lifecycles.
As markets fluctuate, regulations evolve and technology advances, we’re there. And through it all, we deliver confidence with the right solutions in moments that matter.
Learn about DFIN’s end-to-end risk and compliance solutions. Visit www.dfinsolutions.com or call +1 800 823 5304.
Diligent is the leading provider of modern governance solutions. Our digital-first approach brings together an integrated suite of product solutions, insights and professional expertise that empower leaders to drive change and build resiliency across their organizations.
Our solutions help build the infrastructure to operationalize modern governance processes and best practices, transforming effective governance into a long-term, competitive advantage. From secure collaboration and compliance solutions to our industry-leading insights and governance network, we are changing how work gets done at the board and executive levels.
The largest global network of corporate directors and executives, Diligent is relied on by more than 19,000 organizations and 700,000 leaders in in over 90 countries. With award-winning customer service across the globe, Diligent serves more than 50% of the Fortune 1000, 70% of the FTSE 100, and 65% of the ASX.
Visit www.diligent.com to learn how modern governance helps you outperform your peers and the competition.
Govenda provides a secure suite of board management software solutions designed by governance professionals to elevate your board performance. We value diverse perspectives. We are authentic, follow through on our vision, and continue to build a company culture around these ideals.
For more information, please visit: www.govenda.com
Lumi is the leading digital platform facilitating in-room, hybrid and virtual AGMs for the world’s largest corporations, membership organisations, associations, legislative bodies, faith based organisations and partnerships.
It is the only platform that digitises the entire lifecycle of an AGM in a single solution that enables sophisticated meeting facilitation before, during and after the live meeting – including authenticated registration, live secure polling, Q&A management and relevant reporting.
Lumi is headquartered in Hampshire, UK where central functions including finance, product development and marketing are based, but has offices in 11 countries across EMEA, APAC and the Americas. Highly differentiated in the majority of markets where it is active, Lumi benefits from extremely strong, experienced and renowned MDs who head up each in-country team.
Its mobile solution enabled Lumi to facilitate the UK’s first electronic AGM held by a listed company, Jimmy Choo, in June 2016. The onset of the COVID-19 global pandemic rapidly accelerated the adoption of the Lumi virtual meeting platform, and Lumi has run over 2500 virtual and hybrid AGMs during 2020, in 35 different countries, including several hundred here in Canada.
For more information, visit www.lumiglobal.com
Marsh McLennan (NYSE: MMC) is the world’s leading professional services firm in the areas of risk, strategy and people. The company’s 76,000 colleagues advise clients in over 130 countries. With annual revenue over $17 billion, Marsh McLennan helps clients navigate an increasingly dynamic and complex environment through four market-leading businesses. Marsh provides data-driven risk advisory services and insurance solutions to commercial and consumer clients. 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 redefine the world of work, reshape retirement and investment outcomes, and unlock health and wellbeing for 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 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
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The Corporate Governance Awards brings together some of the most influential people in the GRC community.
Partnering with us is the perfect way to raise your organization’s profile and cement your position in the GRC community.
The unique buzz we create at our virtual awards enables you to:
We’d love to have a chat with you about how you can get in front of a truly engaged and motivated audience through the Corporate Governance Awards. Get in touch with Ian Richman or call +1 212 430 6895.
Please fill in the form below if you are interested in attending the 2021 Corporate Governance Awards. Further details about the awards ceremony will be announced in due course.
If you have any questions, please contact Chloë Rutter at [email protected] or +44 20 3002 0396.
Don’t worry if you missed the 2020 virtual awards ceremony, you can view the full show below.