HSR trains Board Directors of Government Linked Companies in Malaysia
The Malaysian Directors Academy (MINDA) was formed by the Malaysian government to strengthen the performance of Board Directors in Government-linked Companies (GLCs), by equipping them with the world-class knowledge, skills and mindset required to perform to a consistently high standard. MINDA therefore assists Boards in focusing on their fundamental roles and responsibilities, such as strategy setting and performance management. In this context, MINDA contracted The System Reform Group or SRG's Director for Strategy and Planning Dr. Teresa Chahine to conduct a training workshop for directors tackling the topic of EES sustainability.
EES refers to the Economic, Environmental, and Social aspects of sustainability whether in the international development context or the corporate context. EES sustainability requires an integrated approach addressing the development of a society using a multidimensional strategic mindset which can be applied by all stakeholders, including government and the private sector. In the case of Malaysia, the growth of a GLC in all three dimensions has a positive and measurable impact not only on the bottom line for the company but also on the sustainable development of the nation.
Directors participating in the training workshop came from a mixed background including former government officials and corporate executives, whose current roles on the board of directors are primarily to support national services including hospitals among multiple other industries. Participants shared their experiences in integrating EES into their mission, and were led through an original case study developed exclusively for the workshop by SRG. This workshop is part of the SRG crash course series, developed and implemented jointly by the two sister companies HSR and ESR.