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About the event

The Governance Fundamentals course provides investment professionals, company managers, investor relations officers, corporate directors and other governance professionals what they need to know about the theoretical, empirical and  practical aspects of integrating ESG into investor and company decision-making. The structure and content of this substantially-updated course reflect the accelerating pace of developments. 

This will be delivered in three approximately 2.5 hour sessions over the course of a week. The webinar format provides course participants the opportunity for live interaction with the instructors and other participants. See feedback from past attendees.

Available as an individual course, Governance Fundamentals forms part of the ICGN Certificate in Governance, Stewardship and Sustainability, accredited through our partnership with Bryant University.

“I had the pleasure of taking the ICGN Governance, Stewardship and Sustainability course, and I must say that it was an incredibly rewarding experience. The course was expertly designed and delivered by highly experienced professionals in the field, who provided in-depth insights into the latest developments and best practices in corporate governance and stewardship.

 What I appreciated most about the course was its emphasis on practical application. The trainers presented real-world case studies and encouraged active participation, enabling me to apply the concepts I learned to my own work. The quality of the training was exceptional, with engaging presentations, interactive sessions, and comprehensive materials that were both informative and easy to follow. 

Overall, I highly recommend the ICGN training course to anyone looking to enhance their knowledge and skills in corporate governance.” -  Stanley Soosur - Country Head, Glass Lewis 

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Member = £499 + 20% VAT 

Non member = £799 + 20% VAT


14:00 - 16:30 GMT


Senior Advisor
Fiona Ellard
Fiona Ellard
Head of Stewardship & Sustainable Investment Strategy
Paul Lee


  • 4 November 2024 - Session 1

    14:00 -16:30
    Foundations of governance, the board’s role and effectiveness, corporate culture
    • Corporate failures and the invention of governance 
    • The role of the board 
    • External characteristics of the board 
    • The effective board
  • 6 November 2024 - Session 2

    14:00 - 16:30
    Risk, oversight of sustainability, reporting and audit
    • Risk overview, oversight and ownership 
    • The audit committee 
    • Regulations and standards, reporting and assurance 
    • The Auditor’s Report 
  • 8 November 2024 - Session 3

    14:00 - 16:30
    Remuneration, assessing performance and investor rights
    • Shareholder rights
    • Remuneration (1) – theory and frameworks 
    • Remuneration (2) – case study