ICGN undertakes leading policy research, engagement, and advocacy to inspire effective corporate governance and investor stewardship standards and practices worldwide. We publish thought-leadership pieces assisting regulators, standard-setters, other policymakers, and our members in their vital work. This contributes to long-term corporate value creation, supporting sustainable economies, societies and the environment.
ICGN Principles serve as an international source of best practice which influences corporate governance regulation and standard setting around the world. They are also used by ICGN Members as benchmarks in assessing investee company governance practices, and frequently referenced by regulators, standard-setters, and policymakers in their work around corporate governance and investor stewardship.
ICGN policy outputs include high-level letters, Viewpoints, and guidance in response to regulatory and market-led initiatives. These assist regulators, standard-setters and policymakers in their decision-making processes concerning legislation and voluntary frameworks.
ICGN Guidance supplements the Global Governance Principles and the Global Stewardship Principles, on a range of governance themes which are issued periodically to elaborate on key concepts and practices.
National Governance Recommendations
ICGN publishes National Governance Recommendations alongside ICGN Events in many markets around the world. The purpose is to help inform regulators, companies, and stakeholders on global investor expectations for high standards of corporate governance and investor stewardship policies and practices. The recommendations are developed in consultation with ICGN Members and reviewed against national codes and regulations.
ICGN frequently speaks at external events internationally, to promote our member-led Policy priorities. A selection of speeches from these events is available below and upcoming speaking engagements are listed on our Press page.