The purpose of corporate governance is to guide the conduct of an organization. Corporate governance is not a role or a position; it’s a system of stewardship that creates policies, protocols, and practices to ensure the alignment of interests between key stakeholders like management, investors, customers, and employees.
Two core purposes of corporate governance are to mitigate risks and to support the development of long-term competitive advantages in the market. Through the deployment of functions like enterprise risk management, strategic planning, accounting and disclosure practices, talent management, and succession planning, directors can have a significant impact on an organization’s longevity.
In this course, we cover the five Ps of corporate governance and how each is applied within an organization. Next, we outline and compare the roles between company management and its board of directors, and between public and private market governance strategies. Finally, we will discuss how to assess and improve corporate governance performance as well as how to create an internal governance structure.
CFI’s Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) Specialization offers skills including materiality analysis, building an ESG scorecard to measure company performance, integrating ESG factors into a financial model, and the relationship between Human Capital Management and ESG. From beginner to experienced professionals, this specialization is designed to provide a deep understanding of the ESG landscape and to prepare you to integrate this knowledge into your career.
This Corporate Governance course is perfect for investment professionals, consultants, financial analysts, and investor relations teams at both private and public companies. Whether approaching the topic through the eyes of a financial services professional, a founder, an ESG analyst, or a board advisor, this course has been designed to demystify corporate governance.