Governance arbitrage – a permanent risk?


The purpose of corporate governance is synthesising a company’s abilities to identify, assess and take advantage of opportunities for profitable growth and sustainable development. Long-term shareholder value creation – compared to a vague stakeholder orientation – still seems the most suitable concept to guide corporate governance:

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Thinking in investment cases


Directing and controlling a company includes above all setting and attaining its objectives, i.e. aspirations and goals, and aligning or at least balancing the interests of the many stakeholders. Addressing ‘governance arbitrage’ here promotes the philosophy of understanding businesses as investment cases, which makes corporate governance more measurable:

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Shaping agenda & decision-making lines


Shareholders typically define the structural framework for a company to protect and grow their equity. The board of directors and the management have to bring the structures to life. Their collaboration benefits from a joint expectation of and from respect for the different roles, in particular when it comes to decision-making.[1]

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