Institute for Corporate Governance (ICG)

The overarching vision of the Institute for Corporate Governance (ICG) is to be recognized as one of the world’s premier research institutes for corporate governance.

Our mission is to conduct and disseminate high-quality research that advances corporate governance theory, informs policy debates, and influences organizational practice.

We use a collaborative and interdisciplinary approach that builds upon the breadth and depth of the expertise of our faculty and external partners. We apply new perspectives to examine classic governance issues, including auditing, board governance, investor rights, executive compensation, and CEO succession. We also provide a forum for discussing and researching emerging governance issues such as stakeholder theory, corporate social responsibility, risk management and cyber security, the role of artificial intelligence and machine learning in governance, ethics and compliance, regulatory intervention, and diversity.

The lectures, roundtables, and seminars that we host facilitate discussions across academic disciplines, the legal community, public officials, and organization leaders.

ICG News

Cryptocurrency, Blockchain, and Their Governance Implications, featuring Vivian Fang

On January 19, 2023, presenter Vivian Fang gave the lecture “Cryptocurrency, Blockchain, and Their Governance Implications”   The Q&A from Vivian’s lecture is below. [1] Can you explain the difference of Proof of Work and Proof of Stake? Proof of Work (PoW) and Proof of Stake (PoS) are both consensus mechanisms in decentralized networks. The... Read more »

Corporate Governance in Turbulent Times, featuring Margarethe Wiersema

On December 8, 2022, presenter Margarethe Wiersema gave the lecture “Corporate Governance in Turbulent Times”   The Q&A from Margarethe’s lecture is below. [1] How do we understand the seemingly divergent trends of more prevalent passive investing and active hedge funds and the associated activism at the same time?  There is a debate in the... Read more »

Minding the Gap in Corporate and White-Collar Crime, featuring Miriam Baer

On November 3, 2022, presenter Miriam Baer gave the lecture “Minding the Gap in Corporate and White-Collar Crime”   The Q&A from Miriam’s lecture is below. [1] The model of prototyping to me assumes that prosecutors would follow an institutionalized thought process for determining whether a case is viable. Can you please expound this if... Read more »

What Were They Thinking? State of Mind Puzzles in Insider Trading, featuring Don Langevoort

On October 6, 2022, presenter Don Langevoort gave the lecture “What Were They Thinking? State of Mind Puzzles in Insider Trading”   Don’s paper can be found here: Below you will find the Q&A from the seminar: [1] Today, how important is it (in terms of judging that the tipee is guilty of insider... Read more »

The Future of Cyber Security, featuring speakers Justin Greis, Charlie Lewis, and Jeffrey Caso

On May 5, 2022, presenters Justin Greis, Charlie Lewis, and Jeffrey Caso gave the lecture “The Future of Cyber Security”. The lecture covered trends and insights shaping the future of cyber security and was moderated by Dr. Angie Raymond View the slides from this seminar. Below you will find the Q&A from the seminar: [1]... Read more »

Indexing and Corporate Governance, featuring Todd Gormley

Todd GormleyOn April 14, 2022, presenter Todd Gormley gave the lecture “Indexing and Corporate Governance”. The lecture covered the growth of indexing investment strategies and its implications for stewardship. Professor Gormley summarized recent and ongoing research that analyzes how stock ownership by index funds does (and does not) affect firms’ governance structures, the stewardship actions of... Read more »