Sound governance is not some abstract ideal or utopian pipedream. Nor does it occur by accident or sudden outbreaks of altruism. It happens only when leaders lead with integrity, when directors actually direct and when major organizations are held to the highest standards of accountability by vigilant stakeholders and informed individuals.
I’ve been arguing for more than forty years for a return to these and other more enduring truths in the running and leadership of major corporations and public institutions. We’re getting closer to that goal. But we’re not all there yet.
J. Richard Finlay
Management consultant emeritus
Global counsel on institutional and philanthropic ethics
Founder, The Centre for Corporate & Public Governance