Mrs. Sandra Glasgow, Chief Executive Officer at The Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) underscored the need for good corporate governance practices, including corporate accountability and corporate responsibility, for the success and sustainability of any company or entity . She noted that the Board Directors in both the public and private sectors were charged with overseeing the process.
“The new generation of corporate governance will stress ‘governance for sustainability.’ Business enterprises must see the full value chain. Companies will need to develop complex partnerships that acknowledge legitimate stakeholder interests.” This is according to Miguel Marques, Chairman of the Global Corporate Governance Forum’s Steering Committee.
Ladies and Gentlemen, Good Morning!
It is my distinct pleasure to welcome you this morning to the first of six awareness seminars to be held this week throughout the island as part of the PSOJ’s FAMBIZ project. I congratulate you for making the decision to participate in this workshop.
Three years after it was first published, the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) launched its revised Corporate Governance Code and a Handbook and Tool Kit on Good Governance yesterday. The launch took place at a Round Table breakfast hosted by the PSOJ at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel.(Read More)
Since June last year, a small, but highly committed group of
women, representing WROC, the Gender and Development Unit at UWI, the Women's
Leadership Initiative, The Association of Women's Organisations in Jamaica, The
Jamaica Women's Political Caucus and the Women's Business Owners Association,
have been meeting each month at the PSOJ to pool our ideas and resources with
the aim of developing strategies for incorporating gender in our individual
areas of focus on promoting good governance.
Starting on Thursday, March 19, a group of eighteen
trainers will participate in a 3 ½ day regional "train-the-trainer" programme
at the Terra Nova Hotel in Kingston. The
goal of this highly interactive workshop is to enhance director-training
capacity in the region and help participants become familiar with and learn how
to use the Corporate Governance Board
Leadership Training Resources Kit produced by the World Bank/International Finance
Corporation's Global Corporate Governance Forum (the Forum).