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.

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ICG News

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 »

Governance by Persuasion, featuring Alon Brav

On March 10, 2022, presenter Alon Brav gave the lecture “Governance by Persuasion: Hedge fund activism and marker-based shareholder influence”. The lecture was based on a review paper coauthored with Wei Jiang and Rongchen Li in which the authors provide an updated empirical analysis as well as a comprehensive survey of the academic finance research... Read more »

Who Owns Your Data? featuring Angie Raymond and Scott Shackelford

Scott Shackelford and Angie RaymondOn February 2, 2022 presenters Angie Raymond and Scott Shackelford, gave the seminar “Who Owns Your Data?” Scott and Angie explored core questions of data governance focusing on comparing the United States, European Union, and several Asian nations with regards to their privacy, cybersecurity, and AI governance practices. They hi-lighted areas of convergence, and divergence,... Read more »

Risk Perceptions, Board Networks, and Directors’ Monitoring, featuring Speaker, Michael Weisbach, and Discussant, Xiaoyun Yu

Michael WeisbachOn January 6, 2022 presenter, Michael Weisbach, and Discussant, Xiaoyun Yu, gave the seminar “Risk Perceptions, Board Networks, and Directors’ Reporting.” Independent directors of corporate boards have monitoring and advising duties. One incentive for independent directors to monitor is regulatory penalties. However, it is challenging to pin down a causal effect of regulatory penalties on directors’... Read more »

Corporate Governance: Data and Technology, featuring Professor Wei Jiang (Columbia Business School)

Wei JiangOn December 2, 2021, Columbia University Professor Wei Jiang gave a lecture on “Corporate Governance: Data and Technology.” Professor Jiang’s talk delves into the opportunities and challenges that data and technology have created for corporate governance. Data and technology change the nature of information and write new chapters for corporate governance. For example, the availability... Read more »