INSEAD Corporate Governance Initiative

The INSEAD Corporate Governance Initiative, launched in 2010, undertakes cutting-edge research and teaching tailored to the needs of boards.

In a more globalised, interdependent and ever-changing world, corporate governance reform has emerged as a critical business issue, thrust on the world stage by the financial crisis and a number of high profile corporate failures. This has led to an increase of regulatory efforts to identify and codify good governance practices to rebuild public and market trust and an emergence of a new paradigm in the corporate governance realm.

The INSEAD Corporate Governance Initiative (ICGI) combines faculty competence and institutional visibility with the aim of:

Designing and developing teaching, through INSEAD’s international campuses and world-class executive programmes for current and aspiring directors.

Promoting research and innovative educational materials, tools and frameworks for practitioners.

Organising international governance forums that bring together chairmen, senior board members, active owners and academics to promote high professional standards for board conduct.

The Initiative activities harness INSEAD’s expertise in multiple disciplines – accounting, finance, economics, strategy, risk-management, entrepreneurship, family governance, corporate social responsibility - for a comprehensive and sustainable response to the challenges facing directors today. It brings an unmatched international viewpoint to its activities thanks to INSEAD’s position as The Business School for the World, with its three campuses in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.