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Research on Key Strategic Opportunities & Challenges for Stewardship

New Report
Ethics at work in Switzerland, Singapore and Canada

Employee views are a key indicator of the Ethical and Stewardship temperature in today’s organisations. They are at the heart of ethical business values. Their practices and behaviours towards ethics and stewardship at work are vital in gauging to what extent Stewardship is indeed rooted into the organisation.

Research Programs Architecture

The Council of Members of the Institute reviews strategic research projects and priorities.


Identifying research subjects by surveying and discussions with business leaders, academia, policymakers, expert conferences and seminars, as well as subjects of interest to the corporate world and society


Research developed in collaboration with industry and academic experts through a robust process

  1. Wide spectrum idea confrontation
  2. Selection of principal themes
  3. Scientific basis for decision making
  4. Solution selected for social impact

Focus on intellectual and project management leadership of research conducted by working groups, industry experts and academics


Preparation by staff to consider corporate impact and choices of where to improve, possibly collectively.


Working groups led by one or two leading Chairman, staffed by company and academic experts to tackle research and implementation issues on selected topics (see above)


Publishing peer-reviewed academic and practical papers, lead and deliver high level forums

Research Programs Pillars

Developing Research

Papers with industry experts and academics

Research Programs

Stewardship from the Owner/Investor Perspective

Conflicts of Interests in the Public & Corporate Worlds

Family Business Stewardship

Business-Driven Social Solutions to Robotization

Leading Advocate for Global Stewardship

Operationalize Innovative Solutions Across Investment, Corporate and International Organizations



Boards and Stewardship

Are failed boards structured significantly differently? Board structures are more or less the same in any regulatory environment – the mechanism of governance that relates to gender diversity, board size, independence, board meetings, CEO duality, director compensation and ownership are similar for most companies. Failed boards might not be as different as one might imagine.

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The Conflict of Interest Faced by Board Directors

Conflicts of interest abound at the board level. They constitute a significant issue in that they affect ethics by distorting decision making and generating consequences that can undermine the credibility of boards, organisations or even entire economic systems.

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