Corporate Governance for the 21st Century
Corporate governance is a core issue for contemporary societies and for the management of organizations. Recent statements by Larry Fink, the Business Roundtable and the World Economic Forum, as well as the European Green Deal and the French Loi Pacte address the intimate link between the theory and practice of corporate governance and the capacity to engage with systemic risks like climate change and social inequality.
The Modern Corporation project, directed by Dr. Jeroen Veldman and Prof. Hugh Willmott at Cass Business School, identifies approaches to the theory and practice of corporate governance that enable an effective engagement with sustainability and stakeholder interests by companies. In partnership with the Purpose of the Corporation Project, these solutions have been developed, tested and implemented with an international multi-stakeholder network. The Academy of Management recognised the impact of these activities when it granted the 2019 International Impactful Collaboration Award to the Modern Corporation Project.
This website presents succinct and authoritative statements on corporate governance prepared and endorsed by leading international academics and practitioners from the fields of Company Law, Economics, Accounting, Management and Politics.
The most recent project output is a Call to Action on Sustainable Corporate Governance, signed by leading practitioners and academics.
All academic research outputs of the Modern Corporation Project can be found on Researchgate. Outputs of the Project include:
- Lokin and Veldman (2019) “The potential of the Dutch Corporate Governance Model for Stakeholders and Sustainability”
- Breen et al. (2020) “Stakeholder Inclusion As Accelerator for the Sustainable Development Goals” (project report for UN Global Compact Network Netherlands)
- Veldman (2019) “Boards and Sustainable Value Creation: The Legal Entity, Co-Determination and Other Means”
- Levillain et al. (2018) “Protecting Long-Term Commitment: Legal and Organizational Means“
- Veldman, Morrow and Gregor (2016) “Corporate Governance for a Changing World“
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