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ICGN Principles


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.

Policy Outputs

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 Committees are regularly invited to provide comment letters, viewpoints and guidance statements in response to national and international regulatory developments.

ICGN Committees

ICGN is an active advocate for corporate governance reform worldwide and regularly responds to public consultations on a range of issues.

Letters / Consultations

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.

ICGN Guidance

ICGN Viewpoints are short and topical reports produced by ICGN Policy Committees on key governance themes.


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.