Q: What is corporate governance?
A: Corporate governance broadly refers to the mechanisms, processes and relations by which corporations are controlled and directed. Governance structures identify the distribution of rights and responsibilities among different participants in the corporation (such as the board of directors, managers, shareholders, creditors, auditors, regulators, and other stakeholders) and includes the rules and procedures for making decisions in corporate affairs. Corporate governance includes the processes through which corporations’ objectives are set and pursued in the context of the social, regulatory and market environment. Governance mechanisms include monitoring the actions, policies and decisions of corporations and their agents. Corporate governance practices are affected by attempts to align the interests of stakeholders.
Q: What topics can be found on this website?
A: Topics that can be found here always have to do with corporate governance. But they will also fit into one or more categories. And the categories are: Contracts, Risk and Compliancy / Culture / Governance in large projects / Impact of digitalization / Integrity / News / Structure & Organization / Sustainability
Q: Where does this website get its origins?
A: This website is founded on the LinkedIn group Corporate governance institute. The idea came from the group owner Hein Hendriks. He wanted to create something bigger than a LinkedIn group. We are trying to become a worldwide knowledge and discussion platform on corporate governance in its broadest form.
Q: Can I join this website?
A: Yes, you can! We encourage you to join in on the action! You can do three things:
- Join this website and react to articles to keep the discussion going
- Become an author yourself and be read by thousands of readers worldwide!
- Join the LinkedIn group that this website emerged from
Q: Can I be a contributor too?
A: Yes, as metioned above you can contribute by becoming an author. You might think that is not for me or what do I have to say what others want to read? But you know more than you think. Please join and publish your articles here and reach thousands of readers.
Q: Are there guidelines for an article?
A: Of course you are writing as a professional, as an employee and as a person. So we do understand that you might mention your company. But too many mentions of a company name make it a commercial. So please don’t do that so we won’t have to refuse your article.
Q: I want to advertise on this website. Is that possible?
A: Yes, although we don’t have a real model yet. You can advertise with us. Read all about it on this page.
Q: Are there guidelines to reactions on corgovinstitute.com?
A: Treat others as you would like to be treated yourself. So be nice and don’t hurt anyone. Racism will lead to expulsion. Profanities or rude language may result in a warning with expulsion as a final result.