Institutional EYE

Commentary on Corporate Governance Issues

June 29, 2018

For a bank that is systemically important, and has handled a run on itself, its board seems wholly unprepared and overwhelmed by events. ICICI Bank needs to tighten ship. It has reinvented itself in the past and can pull itself up again. 

ICICI Bank Chairman Designate G...

June 27, 2018

IiAS periodically seeks feedback from market participants on its voting guidelines, with a view to making these relevant to all stakeholders. In this paper, we propose to change our stance on voting on resolutions towards issue of securities (equity and preference capi...

June 22, 2018

Although some investors view auditor resignations as a sign of auditors providing push back to pushy company managements, the immediate focus is always on understanding the reason for the resignation. Unfortunately, regulations do not provide for an open dialogue betwe...

June 20, 2018

Over the past few months, ICICI Bank’s board has repeatedly let go opportunities to showcase its decisiveness. But, all is not lost yet: the board can still bounce back from its defensive stance through constructive action and meaningful dialogue with stakeholders.


June 5, 2018

This is the time of the year when boards are called upon to fix pay levels of its members for the coming financial year. This series on CEO pay, compiled by IiAS using data from comPAYre, IiAS’ cloud-based pay-versus-performance tool, is aimed at sensitizing boards on...

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