Welcome to Corporate Governance Paper Competition and Presentation Awards 2024





About the event

The annual Corporate Governance Paper Competition and Presentation Awards organised by the Institute aims at promoting the importance of good governance among local undergraduates and providing them with an opportunity to research, write and present their findings and opinions on the selected theme.

Current undergraduates of all disciplines in Hong Kong were eligible to enrol for this Competition in a team of two to four members. Each enrolled team was required to submit a paper on the theme of not more than 5,000 words in English on or before Sunday 9 June 2024, by email to student@hkcgi.org.hk.

These papers are subject to a two-tier review: first by a designated group of reviewers to select six finalist teams; and then by the three-member panel judges to determine the Best Paper Award and the first and second runners-up of the Paper Competition.

The six finalist teams will present their papers on Saturday 7 September 2024, to compete for the Best Presentation Award and Audience’s Favourite Team Award.

For the previous Competitions, please visit HERE.

Please contact the Qualifications and Assessments Section: 2830 6039 or email: student@hkcgi.org.hk.

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About the theme

This year’s theme is ‘Overcoming Governance Obstacles in NGO Administration’.

Organisations that manage social impact, such as non-governmental organisations (NGOs), are essential to different communities. However, recent events highlight how important it is for NGOs to have strong governance structures. To discuss effective governance, participants are encouraged to submit case studies that shed light on NGOs' difficulties. It is recommended that participants explore the intricacies of overseeing a variety of stakeholders, maintaining openness, and resolving issues that may emerge in these crucial organisations.

A large number of stakeholders - Examine the dynamics of overseeing a diverse group of stakeholders, such as the general public, volunteers, beneficiaries, and contributors. Examine how different stakeholder expectations and interests can be balanced by effective governance.

Accountability and Transparency - Consider how crucial it is for NGO operations to be transparent, particularly regarding financial reporting and administration. Talk about the accountability systems that can foster stakeholder trust.

Case Studies in the Governance of Nonprofit Organisations - Examine actual case studies that illustrate the governance difficulties that non-governmental organisations confront, such as current events. Make suggestions and offer fixes based on the knowledge gained from these situations.