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International Conference on Corporate Governance Focuses on Codes of Conduct

14 May 2004

New York: "Voluntary Codes of Conduct for Multinational Corporations", an international conference organized by the International Center for Corporate Accountability (ICCA), was held from the 12th to 15th of May in New York. The primary focus of the conference was to accelerate the rate of progress on the creation and implementation of voluntary codes in manners that:

  • Provide business institutions with flexible approaches that are both economically feasible and operationally viable;
  • Narrow the gap between corporate performance and societal expectations; and
  • Take cognizance of the legitimate needs and concerns of stakeholders.

TransAsia's senior professionals participated in the conference's China-focused session, "PRC Employment Laws: Practice vs. Enforcement", with the following presentations:

  • Labor Disputes: Team Composition, Media Influence, Judges' Expertise and Government Intervention (presented by Jesse Chang);
  • Practical Concerns Arising from the Implementation of the PRC Labor Law (presented by Isabelle Wan); and
  • Essential Questions for Non-Compete Agreements (presented by Xing Xinmin).

The conference delegates included CEOs, General Counsels, Compliance Officers and other senior executives of leading multinational companies, as well as preeminent scholars of corporate governance from the US and Europe. The ICCA is a non-profit public policy research and action-oriented organization based at the Zicklin School of Business, Baruch College of The City University of New York. The ICCA is dedicated to enhancing voluntary codes of conduct, accountability and transparency in all areas of business operations and especially as they pertain to corporate governance, sustainable development, fair and equitable treatment of workers, and environmentally friendly policies.