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Good corporate governance is the basis for sustainable and successful business. The Exchange is committed to enhancing the quality of corporate governance for listed issuers and their Boards and directors.

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Bonnie Y Chan
Head of Listing, HKEX
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Our Focus.

Corporate Governance covers many topics, all of which play an important role in ensuring that an issuer is effectively managed with an appropriate system of risk management and internal controls supporting regulatory compliance, good business practices and sustainability.

Board Effectiveness.

As the decision-making body of any issuer, the Board has to discharge its functions effectively in order for the issuer’s business to operate successfully and to achieve a high level of corporate governance.

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Corporate Culture & Integrity.

A healthy corporate culture is key to good business and a successful organisation. Integrity is central to all healthy corporate cultures, and that is always modelled by an issuer’s Board.

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INEDs.

Independent Non-Executive Directors (INEDs) are instrumental to successful corporate governance, and play an important role in guarding against conflicts of interests, assisting with oversight of risk management and internal controls, and acting as a catalyst for ESG adoption.

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Risk Management & Internal Controls.

A comprehensive and effective framework of risk management and internal controls is an essential requirement for a high level of investor protection and market quality.

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Shareholder Engagement.

Meaningful dialogue with the issuer’s shareholders enhances the Board’s decision making, and facilitates investors’ ability to understand and evaluate the issuer’s performance.

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Our Rules and
Regulations.

We are committed to strengthening our position as a preferred global capital-raising venue of choice by advocating for strong corporate governance. We continuously review our Listing Rules and the Corporate Governance Code to ensure they reflect best practices and meet stakeholders’ expectations.

Links to the Corporate Governance Code and the FAQ are set out below.

Main Board Appendix 14  >

GEM Appendix 15  >

FAQ for Corporate Governance Code  >

Our Guidance
Materials.

The Exchange has developed training and published comprehensive guidance materials on a variety of corporate governance and related topics. External resources provide additional guidance on these subjects.