The UK is considered a world leader in corporate governance, but governance failures are blamed for the loss of trust in business.
This talk will discuss rigorous evidence on what optimal governance should look like - including issues such as boardroom diversity, independence of directors, employee representation, and whether directors' fiduciary duty should be to shareholders or all of society. It will conclude that reform is indeed necessary, but on different issues to what is typically argued.
A lecture by Alex Edmans, Gresham Professor of Business 23 January 2019
The transcript and downloadable versions of the lecture are available from the Gresham College website: https://www.gresham.ac.uk/lectures-and-events/reforming-corporate-governance
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