The Institute for Corporate Governance emerged from the KPMG Professorship in International Corporate Governance, which until 2021 supported research and teaching activities on the subject of corporate governance.
Continuing the work of the now-terminated professorship, the Institute for Corporate Governance will explore three principal issue areas:
- The ever-changing balance of power among boards of directors, shareholders, executives, and other key stakeholders in the governance of companies and other private entities.
- The evolving powers, rights, duties, and practices of boards of directors.
- Controversial, emerging, and important topics in corporate governance.
The Institute will examine these issues through three main activities:
- Research and publications.
- Organising conferences & seminars.
- Preparing future leaders for corporate governance challenges.
In addition, the Institute for Corporate Governance is making available, for free, a set of innovative educational materials to propel learners into the boardroom. The centerpiece of these materials is a unique boardroom simulation in two stages:
- Learners first receive an agenda pack, prepare for their upcoming simulated board meeting, and hold their own simulated board meeting at which they ask the questions and make the observations that they think ought to be asked and made.
- Learners then watch a video of experienced practitioners simulating the very same board meeting. The experienced practitioners prepared using the same agenda pack as the learners, then in an unscripted videotaped session, the experienced practitioners simulated the same board meeting, asking the questions and making the observations that they thought ought to be asked and made.
These innovative materials allow learners to apply concepts of corporate governance in a practical way, greatly enhancing their understanding of how corporate boards really work.
To launch the Institute for Corporate Governance, we’re organising a gathering of scholars, practitioners, and students on the Paris campus on Tuesday March 14 at 6.30pm. The programme for the event is still being finalised, but we predict a meaningful and enjoyable experience for all who attend: meaningful thanks to the pertinent remarks by the to-be-confirmed speakers, and enjoyable thanks to the cocktail reception afterwards.